48 months
20334 USD/year
4379 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Grow your knowledge of landscape ecology and learn how creative and sustainable landscape design nourishes healthier environments. Lincoln University Canterbury’s Bachelor of Landscape Architecture is the longest-running landscaping degree in New Zealand. It will help you seed an exciting future.


Build a firm foundation in all the aspects of modern-day landscape architecture with this Landscape Architecture program from Lincoln University Canterbury. Then specialise in landscape ecology, resilient and sustainable community design, as well as design and planning of urban and rural landscapes.

You’ll expand your knowledge working on real projects and connect with seasoned practitioners. Plus if you achieve the required grades in your third and fourth courses, you graduate with Honours. 

How you’ll grow

  • By working alongside world-leading practitioners on a broad mix of design, ecology, field tours and real-world challenges.
  • Enjoy studying in a dedicated on-campus environment that combines light-filled studios with areas to lay out equipment, display your designs and build models.
  • Network and study with other focused professionals, and develop a strong professional vision and ethos.
  • Graduate ready to stake out a future and make an immediate difference through your degree and knowledge. 

Career opportunities

Lincoln’s Bachelor of Landscape Architecture has an enviable international reputation. As a graduate, you’ll be able to explore opportunities at home or abroad because of your strength in design, planning and your ability to apply the real-world experience gained during your study to a wide range of projects.

Practical work requirements

During your study, you’re expected to complete: 

  • No less than six weeks in an approved office-based professional practice
  • No less than three weeks in an approved aspect of landscape implementation
  • Three weeks applied practice in LASC393 – Practicum: applied landscape practice

Programme Structure

Courses include:

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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


480 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • University Entrance through NCEA or an approved, equivalent qualification.
  • GCE ‘A’ Levels (taken in countries other than the UK) - A minimum of 3 results with at least 1 grade at Level C or above. (General Studies is not to be used as one of the results.)
  • Cambridge Pre-U 3 principal subjects, a GPR and evidence of numeracy 
  • Advanced Placement International Diploma (APID) - At least 4 subjects with grades 3 or higher
  • International Baccalaureate (IB - The diploma must be completed with a minimum of 24 points
  • Recommended preparation 
  • Agriculture / Horticulture
  • Biology
  • Computing
  • English (highly recommended)
  • Geography / Social Studies
  • Graphics / Design (highly recommended)
  • History / Classics
  • Māori Studies
  • Maths / Statistics

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20334 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20334 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    4379 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4379 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National students: 7731 NZD/year
  • International students: 35,900 NZD/year

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.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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