There are a number of pathways to the MLA dependent upon a student's background. Students are strongly advised to seek course advice before enrolling into the programme.
Students with a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture with Honours (First Class or 2:1)
Two courses of study are available:
- Thesis only
- Examination only
The coursework for the examination only option is 120 credits, comprising 80 credits selected from LASC 613, 614, 615, 617, 620 or 698 and a dissertation (40 credits). Up to two courses from other disciplines may be substituted for LASC courses.
Students with a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture without Honours (or with Honours 2:2)
Depending on your previous qualification, there are two pathways to an MLA:
- MLA by Examination and Thesis
- Postgraduate Diploma in Landscape Studies followed by MLA by Thesis only
Note: Students will need to achieve a satisfactory standard in the PGDip courses in order to be admitted to the MLA by thesis only.
Graduates from other disciplines
A professionally oriented MLA is available for graduates from other disciplines. Students will first complete a bridging programme (10 credits, two semesters). Those students who achieve a sufficiently high standard in the bridging programme will qualify for entry to a MLA by examination and theses which can be completed in 18 or 24 months or the equivalent in part-time study. This programme is accredited by the NZILA
Students who do not qualify for entry to MLA through the bridging programme complete the Graduate Diploma in Landscape Studies or continue for two more semesters and complete the BLA (Graduate Entry). The BLA (Graduate Entry) is also accredited by the NZILA.
Students are strongly advised to seek course advice before enrolling in the programme.
Find out more about our masters programmes.
This page outlines what is required for you to apply to be accepted as a masters student.
To apply for a masters degree at Lincoln University:
- Applicants must have a relevant degree with a B grade* average in the 300 level courses and final year (full time equivalent), and
- Applicants must meet our English language requirement.
This is your application checklist:
Documents and information you need to have available:
- Birth certificate or passport, certified copies only
- Academic transcripts *, official copies or certified copies of all tertiary qualifications either complete or partially completed
- Statement of research interest *
- Name and email address of two referees
- Curriculum vitae *
- Research abstract.
Steps you'll need to take:
What happens next:
- We will e-mail a username and password to you, giving you access to the Lincoln University Campus Administration System (LUCAS). You can then check the status of your application within LUCAS.
- If approved, you will be sent a conditional or unconditional offer of admission, we will email and/or post a copy of this to you. You will also be asked to accept your offer via LUCAS. Clear anything listed on your LUCAS To Do List
- You enrol - Select your term e.g. semester two, 2010 and add classes and if research only add select your research term e.g.2010 and add class e.g. PLSC (area of specialisation) and code 651(masters)
- You register (finalise your enrolment) - e.g. pay your fees, course advice approval from your supervisor
- Contact the Faculty for orientation and meet all the other students and staff from round New Zealand and the world that you'll be studying with
* Denotes availability of definition in the glossary