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Master of Landscape Architecture

    • CRICOS Code: 061209M

    Course overview

    • 3 years full time / 6 years part time
    • Parkville campus located in the heart of Melbourne city
    • Available to domestic and international students.
    • Start Year Intake - March and Mid Year Intake - July

    Overview

    Landscape Architecture is the study of ecology in relation to design - a bridge between the arts and sciences, design and environment. You'll engage with core ecological, cultural and social issues in both urban and rural societies. Learn to tackle the global issues of climate change and local concerns of our natural and built environments.

    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. These include urban design, urban planning, architecture, property and construction. You'll develop a well-rounded base from which to produce creative and sustainable design solutions for urban and natural environments.

    The Master of Landscape Architecture allows students with no undergraduate background in landscape architecture to enrol directly in a master's program. The first year of study is carefully structured to allow students from diverse backgrounds to develop the required knowledge and foundations in design, history and physical systems before joining second year entry point students (with a cognate background).

    The Master of Landscape Architecture is also available to students who have an undergraduate background in landscape architecture, including our Bachelor of Environments graduates with a major in Landscape Architecture, most often with 100 points of advanced standing.

    The Master of Landscape Architecture is underpinned by a strong grounding in design, ecology and urbanism. These strengths are paralleled by a comprehensive history and theory stream encompassing contemporary landscape architecture, architecture and urban design theory, cross-cultural issues, including indigenous perspectives for sustainable societies.