• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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The B.L.A. is accredited by the New Zealand Institute of Landscape Architects (NZILA), meaning graduates are eligible to become registered professionals who are highly sought-after within both public and private sectors throughout New Zealand, Australia and internationally.

Lincoln University Canterbury has an international reputation for excellence in Landscape Architecture .

Key Features 

  • Our graduates are employed all over the world because of their strength in design and planning, their ability to think, and the real world experience they gain during their study.
  • In addition to providing an in-depth foundation in all aspects of landscape architecture, Lincoln’s B.L.A. programme specialises in: landscape and urban ecology, resilient landscape design, sustainable communities, structure planning, urban landscapes and indigenous Māori landscape design.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    480 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Digital Tools for Design
  • Visual Communication
  • History of Design and Culture
  • Land Surfaces, Water and Structures
  • Landscape Planting Practice
  • Planting Design and Management

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • NCEA level 3 (i.e. a minimum of 60 credits at level 3 or above plus 20 credits at level 2 or above); and
  • A minimum of 12 credits at level 3 or higher in each of three approved subjects (this applies to 2020 only. In other years, 14 credits in each of three approved subjects is required); and
  • Literacy – 5 reading credits and 5 writing credits at Level 2 or higher from standards on the NZQA list of university entrance literacy standards; and
  • Numeracy – 10 credits from standards on the NZQA list of numeracy standards

Tuition Fee

  • International

    23177 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23177 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    5215 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5215 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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  • National students: 7,400 NZD
  • International students: 32,900 NZD

Living costs for Christchurch

  • 1300 - 2000 NZD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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