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Landscape Architecture (Graduate Entry), Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #387 (QS) Christchurch, New Zealand
The Landscape Architecture (Graduate Entry) programme at Lincoln University Canterbury is an option for people who want to study Landscape Architecture and already have a bachelor’s degree.
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Students taking the Landscape Architecture (Graduate Entry) programme at Lincoln University Canterbury can complete their programme in two years.

The degree is taught by the School of Landscape Architecture - the longest established school of its type in New Zealand and staffed by internationally-acclaimed academics.

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 has an international reputation for excellence in Landscape Architecture. 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 Maori landscape design.


  • The B.L.A. is accredited by the New Zealand Institute of Landscape Architects

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    300 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • History of Design and Culture
  • Introduction to Earth and Ecological Sciences
  • Planting Design and Management
  • Landscape Analysis, Planning and Design
  • Design Details
  • Design Theory
  • Landscape Ecology
  • Sustainable Design and Planning

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 14 credits at level 3 or higher in each of three approved subjects; 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

    22887 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22887 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    5507 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5507 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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  • National students: 9625 NZD
  • International students: 40000 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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