Overview

As a student in the UNSW Master of Landscape Architecture you will engage with the Sydney region as your landscape laboratory. In this degree you will work with leading academics, practitioners and industry representatives in landscape architecture as well as city planning, urban design, and architecture to explore issues of common concern. Through studios and lectures you will engage with experts at UNSW Built Environment in social agency, design performance, city analytics, urban renewal and regeneration, healthy built environments, design theory and history. The core of the degree is the design studio sequence, with each studio supported by a skill and/or knowledge-based course. The final studio is a capstone experience which provides students with the opportunity to undertake an independent research-based design project.

Program Code

8136

CRICOS Code

094952G

Total units of credit (UOC)

144

Campus

Kensington

Indicative Enrolments

11

Why choose this degree?

The Faculty is ranked 3rd in Australia in the QS World Rankings 2018.

Who should choose this degree?

Anyone who wants to approach landscape architecture as a human-centred design profession – with an obligation to produce and sustain environmental and social benefits to cities and their regions – and emerge as an accredited Landscape Architect will choose this course.

Degree Structure

Degree Handbook

Career opportunities

  • Registered Landscape Architect
  • Urban Landscape Designer
  • Artist
  • Landscape Project Officer or Manager
  • Heritage Consultant

Accreditation / Professional Recogntion

The two and three year programs are accredited by the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects.

Entry requirements

The UNSW Master of Landscape Architecture welcomes students from design and non-design backgrounds. There are three different entry pathways to the program: one for students with a non-design background, a second one for students from a closely related discipline; and a third for students who have completed a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from an accredited program. Students in the UNSW MLArch are required to complete 144 units of credit in total. Depending on their educational qualifications, students will be granted up to 96 units of credit for recognition of prior learning (RPL).

Applicants from unrelated degree backgrounds are required to have achieved a credit average in their bachelor degree, submit a portfolio*, provide a personal statement and participate in an interview. Twelve months of work experience in a closely related office is highly desirable. Typically, students in this stream will complete the entire, three year 144 unit of credit program of study. This is known as Stream A.

Applicants for the degree with qualifications in a related discipline* are required to have achieved a credit average in their bachelor degree, submit a portfolio, provide a personal statement and participate in an interview. Typically, students in this stream will be granted 48 units of credit for RPL and complete a two year, 96 unit of credit program of study. This is known as Stream B.

Applicants with a 4 year accredited Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree are required to have achieved a credit average in their bachelor degree, submit a portfolio*, provide a personal statement and participate in an interview. Typically, students in this stream will be granted 96 units of credit for RPL, and complete a one year, 48 unit of credit program of study. This is known as Stream C.

*The portfolio must be in clear digital format. The portfolio should include sample works from various stages of the applicant’s first degree and text should accompany all drawings/images to explain the projects. Other creative work can also be included. Professional work may form part of the portfolio, but the applicant’s contribution and responsibility for the work must be clearly stated.

**Related disciplines: Landscape architecture, architecture, urban design and urban planning, environmental design, interior architecture/design, landscape design.

How to apply

Applications must be submitted through our Apply Online portal. We encourage you to submit your completed application as early as possible to ensure it will be processed in time for your preferred term. Some high-demand programs and Faculties with limited places may have an earlier application deadline or commencement date. Find out more.

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