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Gain exceptional landscape design skills in this studio-based program
The Master of Landscape Architecture will give you the knowledge and skills to help improve our built and natural environments through innovative design. You will gain:
- The skills to design ecologically sound and contemporary landscapes using the latest materials and technologies
- In-depth understanding of international contemporary practice
- The management and communications skills to work effectively in interdisciplinary project teams, directly applicable in professional practice
- An in-depth grounding in landscape architectural history and theory
The Master of Landscape Architecture offers you flexibility, so you can take a two-year program if you already have a three-year undergraduate degree in Landscape Architecture or the three-year program if your first degree is not in landscape architecture and you are making a career change.
In the Master of Landscape Architecture you will gain a strong grounding in ecology and urbanism. This knowledge will be complemented by in-depth study of history and theory encompassing:
- Contemporary landscape architecture
- Urban design theory
- Cross cultural perspectives of space and cities
- History of landscape architecture and architecture
You will undertake a range of core design studios supplemented by specialist landscape architecture subjects and electives from related built environment disciplines, including urban design, urban planning, architecture, property and construction.
All this will give you a well-rounded base from which to produce creative and sustainable design solutions for urban and natural environments.
As a qualified landscape architect you will be in demand at all levels of government, in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas, and in landscape architectural, planning, engineering and multidisciplinary consultancy firms.
You may also find employment with groups such as conservation agencies and land development organisations, or you may choose to set up your own landscape architectural practice.
Graduates from the Master of Landscape Architecture have gone on to work at many firms in Australia and across the world including:
The Master of Landscape Architecture is accredited by the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) and is recognised by the International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA).
Upon graduation you will have completed the educational requirements for membership of AILA and may apply for graduate membership as the first step towards full professional registration.
The program undergoes regular review for quality assurance.
Completing an accredited degree means you enter the workforce with a stamp of quality on your CV. In a competitive market, an accredited degree is an assurance of quality to employers and an advantage for you. For us, it means we continually strive to improve the quality of the degree in order to retain accreditation. So, you know you are getting the most up-to-date and innovative educational experience.
MSD offers both two-year and three-year Master of Landscape Architecture programs. Click here for detailed information on the program structures
Our Faculty of leading industry professionals and academic staff help make the University of Melbourne number one in Australia and number nine in the world for graduate employability
View the admissions requirements and application process for both the two-year and three-year Master of Landscape Architecture programs