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Master of Urban Planning (Professional) and Heritage Conservation

University of Auckland
30 months
Master's degree
On campus
Auckland
English
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About this program

Broaden the scope of your practice by growing your knowledge in urban planning and the preservation and adaptive reuse of heritage buildings.

Programme overview

The Master of Urban Planning (Professional) and Heritage Conservation gives you a sound platform for the realities of contemporary practice. In less time that it takes to complete the two degrees separately, you will gain a professionally-recognised urban planning qualification, and increase your knowledge of how old buildings were built and how they can be preserved.

This qualification is accredited by the New Zealand Planning Institute (NZPI).

Programme structure

This programme combines courses from the two standalone masters programmes. Through taught seminars and studios, you will examine a range of case studies of best urban planning practice, as well as explore conservation theory and practice.

You’ll be able to explore areas of interest and submit a 15,000 word (approximate) dissertation of personal research.

The programme is structured to facilitate connection with practising urban planning professionals and heritage conservationists.

Core courses: 225 points

Research project: 30 points

Research dissertation: 45 points

Where could this programme take you?

Completion of this programme will prepare you to practice as an urban planner at either local or central government level, as well as in private practice with a heritage focus. You will also have the skills to contribute to heritage conservation in the community and in industry.

Jobs related to this programme

  • Architectural historian
  • Building technologist
  • Conservation consultant
  • Heritage consultant
  • Private practitioner
  • Urban planner

Further study options

  • Doctor of Philosophy

Admission requirements

For more information about this program, please contact the school directly.

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University of Auckland

Established in 1883, the University of Auckland is New Zealand's leading, research-led university. In the QS Stars rating, the University of Auckland is rated as a Five Stars Plus institution for excellence in the categories: Research, Employability, Teaching, Facilities, Internationalisation,...


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