1 year (full time) or up to 4 years (part-time)
Study mode
Full-time & Part-time
Other costs
Other costs apply

About this course

Entry Requirements

Programme Overview

Our programme applies theory and precedent to the critical analysis of architectural issues focussing on the historical, social, political and critical contexts of how and why we design buildings and spaces.

It provides a theory based qualification in the built environment sector, for students who do not wish to pursue our professionally orientated postgraduate programmes. It also provides a pathway into the one year theory-focussed Master of Architecture.

It offers a unique opportunity to make interdisciplinary connections through the sampling of courses from all the specialisations within the built environment - architecture, building science, interior architecture and landscape architecture.

You take a range of lecture based courses on historical and theoretical topics, which analyse architectural, archaeological and historical material in a fresh way.

Admission Requirements

Entry into the Postgraduate Diploma in Architecture History and Theory (PGDipAHT) normally requires one of the following:

  • a New Zealand Bachelor’s degree
  • an equivalent qualification
  • acceptance by the Head of School as capable of proceeding with the proposed course of study.