About this course
|Master of Landscape Architecture
|Year & campus
|2017 — Parkville
|Subject EFTSL, level, discipline and census date
|Study level & type
|300 credit points
|36 months full-time or 72 months part-time
Landscape architecture is a unique discipline that acts as a bridge between the arts and sciences, design and environment. Landscape architecture engages in core ecological, cultural and social issues in both urban and rural societies.
The Master of Landscape Architecture allows students with no undergraduate background in landscape architecture to enrol directly in a master's program and is a distinctive feature of the University of Melbourne. 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 at the University of Melbourne 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.
This course is part of an accelerated professional degree for students from non-cognate undergraduate degrees. The dominant mode of teaching and learning is through design studios which are each 25 points. To be successful in this degree, a commitment of at least 25 points a semester is necessary.
Note: Semester 2 (mid-year) entry may be available to students with an undergraduate degree in Landscape Architecture, or with a cognate degree. Entry (with advanced standing) will be offered on a case by case basis.
Last updated: 28 February 2024