Master of Landscape Architecture

The University Of Adelaide

Program Overview

Experiment beyond boundaries

Landscape architecture is about working with open spaces and built environments engaging with natural systems and human cultures. As a creative and contemporary practice, it is always growing and evolving.

Our Master of Landscape Architecture teaches you to use design to expand possibilities, not memorise fixed definitions.

The course is accredited by the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects.

What will you do?

  • Explore and extend your capacity for creativity.
  • Share design studios with students across the School of Architecture and Built Environment.
  • Learn to work with advanced ecological, construction and landscape technologies.
  • Develop your own position on current disciplinary, social and political issues.
  • Undertake individual design projects.
  • Apply and advance your learning through internship electives.
  • Undertake immersive overseas studios.
  • Engage with the many industry professionals who teach and tutor in classes as well as extra-curricular activities.

Where could a Master of Landscape Architecture take you?

  • You might work in government or private practice finding solutions to pressing societal challenges.
  • This degree qualifies you to begin the journey to registration as an RLA (Registered Landscape Architect).
  • Collaborate with engineers, architects, policymakers, artists and others in the design professions.
  • Design exterior spaces at a variety of scales and for various clients and users, both public and private, from innovative playgrounds, dynamic waterfronts, thoughtful memorials and special-use gardens to local, regional and national parks and critical infrastructure projects.


  Course Duration

24 Months

  Tuition Fee

AU$ 40,500


IELTS: 6.5 TOEFL: 79

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Core Courses

Students must complete all of the following:    

  • ARCH 7020 Professional Practice (M)
  • LARCH 7028 Studio Cultures: Landscape Architecture (M)
  • LARCH 7029 Advanced Landscape Architecture Technologies (M)
  • LARCH 7031 Studio: Landscape Architecture (M)
  • LARCH 7032 Advanced Ecology (M)
  • ARCH 7034 Studio: Urbanism (M)
  • ARCH 7035 Critical Historical Practices (M)
  • ARCH 7042 Designing Research (M)

Research Dissertation/Final Research Project

Students must choose one of the following:    

  • LARCH 7033 Final Landscape Architecture Project (M) or;
  • LARCH 7034 Final Landscape Architecture Dissertation (M)

Additional Entry Requirements    

A Curriculum Vitae, academic transcript and submission of a portfolio will be required for applicants who are not graduates of the Bachelor of Architectural Design Studies program of the University of Adelaide.
The portfolio shall be printed on A3 in hardcopy and submitted in electronic form. All CAD drawing files are to be supplied as PDF's in a single document not exceeding 100MB. Consider the legibility and the hierarchy of your images and text. The portfolio is used to assess design skills and knowledge and should demonstrate familiarity with a range of design processes and media.

Representation media should ideally include, but are not limited to: Adobe Photoshop, In-Design, Illustrator, AutoCAD, Revit and other 3D packages, as well as hand drawing, sketching, painting, collage, model-making and photography of models. In addition to final rendered images, include information on the process of design and development and construction documentation if any. The folio may include material developed with others in an office/practice situation where this is clearly referenced and the applicant's contribution explained.

**Mid-year entry students may have a limited choice of electives.

**The study plans for mid-year entry are different as compared to Semester 1 intake. Note that mid-year entry students will be completing their final project in the 3rd semester instead of the 4th (final semester).

Indicative annual tuition fees (24 units)    

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Potential careers

  • Landscape Architect
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