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Victoria University of Wellington Master of Architecture (Professional) – MArch(Prof)
Victoria University of Wellington

Master of Architecture (Professional) – MArch(Prof)

Wellington, New Zealand

2 Years


Full time, Part time

21 Jan 2025

24 Feb 2025

NZD 10,934 / per year



Become an architect through advanced study at the postgraduate level and be part of shaping our built environment.

Take a step towards registration as an architect in New Zealand with a Master of Architecture (Professional). Increase your knowledge, hone your design skills, develop your ability to think both critically and creatively, and learn more about the role of a professional architect.

Learn through a combination of taught courses and a written thesis or research portfolio that involves self-directed, design-led research. You'll graduate with a range of design projects that demonstrate mastery in your area of interest.

Professional accreditation

Your MArch(Prof) from Te Herenga Waka-Victoria University of Wellington will be recognised by the New Zealand Registered Architects Board (NZRAB) as fulfilling the academic requirements for registration to practise as an architect. You'll need to spend two to three years gaining practical experience before you can apply to register. The Board will then assess your professional competence.

You'll also meet the academic requirements for professional registration as a practising architect with the industry organisation, the New Zealand Institute of Architects (NZIA).

Our MArch(Prof) not only leads to registration as an architect in New Zealand-as a Registered Architect you are entitled to be registered or licensed in Australia and some jurisdictions of the United States of America. You will also be able to become a member of the New Zealand Institute of Architects, the professional organisation for architects.

Duration and workload

The Master of Architecture (Professional) can be completed in two years of full-time study or up to four years part-time.

If you are studying full-time, you can expect a workload of 40-45 hours a week for much of the year. Part-time students must do around 20–23 hours of work a week. Make sure you take this into account if you are working.



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