Master of Landscape Architecture

    • CRICOS Code: 061209M

    How to apply

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    1. Completion of an undergraduate degree

    Ensure you meet the undergraduate degree (Bachelor degree) prerequisite for the program you would like to apply for.

    • A three-year undergraduate degree with a weighted average of at least 65% (equivalent to the University of Melbourne grading scheme) is required to apply for most programs in the MSD
    • Three-year undergraduate degrees in related disciplines are required to apply for 200 point stream in the Master programs. If you have completed a three-year undergraduate degree in a non-related discipline you must apply for the 300 point stream in the Master programs

    2. Submission of academic results

    Provide an original or copy of your academic transcript together with a grading scale used by the University (or Faculty/Department) where you completed your undergraduate degree.

    Please ensure any transcripts for studies completed as part of a study abroad/exchange program are included as well as transcripts for subjects transferred/credited towards your degree.

    If you have completed your Bachelor degree at the University of Melbourne you do not need to submit a hard copy of your results.

    3. English language

    Domestic applicants who have not completed previous studies in Australia may need to satisfy the University's English Language requirements.

    4. Personal statement

    Applications for the Master of Landscape Architecture  require a personal statement of up to 500 words outlining prior study, work experience, and motivation to undertake the program.

    Your statement can be uploaded via the online application system.

    Read about personal statements and how they are assessed.

    5. Design portfolio

    300 point stream: 
    A portfolio is required if you have completed tertiary education in a design discipline. If you have not completed study in design, you are not required to submit a portfolio.

    What is a design background?

    • 25% of your study is design studio/project related in any discipline.

    If you need further clarification about whether you require a design portfolio to apply for the 300 point Landscape Architecture degree, please email us.

    200 point stream:
    You must submit a design portfolio focussing on design work (rather than, for example, life or still-life drawing skills). If you are submitting work done in the context of employment, you should explain your role in the work produced with brief notes.

    Images and drawings presented in the portfolio should be reproduced at sufficient scale and resolution to be clearly readable. Elaborate formats that reduce the available page space for the design images should be avoided. It is most helpful to see a variety of drawings and images: freehand diagrams, computer images, two-dimensional (plans, sections, elevations) and three-dimensional studies, and photographs of physical models.

    • Portfolios are to be submitted through the online submission portal Slideroom:
    • You will need to set up a Slideroom account to upload your portfolio after you have completed your University of Melbourne online application and received a University of Melbourne applicant identification number.
    • Following completion of your online application, you will receive a link to the MSD Slideroom portal.


    There is a portfolio submission fee of USD$5 which you will need pay before your portfolio can successfully be submitted. You can pay the submission fee using one of the following: Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, JCB, Diner’s Club and China Union Pay.

    Portfolio Requirements

    • The file size of your portfolio should not exceed 10 MB
    • The number of pages should not exceed 15-20 single pages. Please note this includes cover page and contents.
    • The portfolio must be saved as one PDF file and must be in landscape format
    • Note that portfolios are evaluated digitally and should be easily readable with limited zooming or scrolling

    Each page of your portfolio should include:

    • If your work is a product of university study please specify a short description of the brief, the academic year level of the studio, the subject name and the nature of your involvement (i.e. individual or group work)
    • If images are taken from work experience, clearly state the nature of your involvement in the project (drafting, design or other)
    • Where a page of the portfolio has multiple images, please label each image
    • Applicants are encouraged to use the Design Portfolio Template when compiling their portfolios.
    • See how design portfolios are assessed by the Selection Committee: Design Portfolio Matrix

    6. Application dates

    • Final application for Semester 2, 2019 is 31 May 2019
    • Please note the 3-year version of this course does not offer a Semester 2 intake
    • Semester start dates are available in the Academic Calendar
    • You should hear within 4 weeks of submission of your complete application (including all supporting documentation)
    • Late applications may be accepted in special circumstances.

    Before you apply

    1. Check the degree website
    2. Completion of an undergraduate degree
    3. Submission of academic results
    4. English language requirements
    5. Personal statement
    6. Design portfolio
    7. Note application dates
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