Master of Landscape Architecture

The University of Melbourne

This program gives students the knowledge and skills to help improve the built and natural environments through innovative design. Students will gain: the skills to design ecologically sound and contemporary landscapes using the latest materials and technologies; in-depth understanding of international contemporary practice; the management and communications skills to work effectively in interdisciplinary project teams, directly applicable in professional practice; an in-depth grounding in landscape architectural history and theory. The Master of Landscape Architecture offers flexibility: students can take a two-year program if they already have a three-year undergraduate degree in Landscape Architecture; or the three-year program if their first degree is not in landscape architecture and they are making a career change.

Course Fee:

Australian: $113,389
International: $129,631

Entry Requirements:

200-point stream: A minimum 3-year undergraduate degree with a landscape architecture major with a weighted average of at least 65%, or equivalent; A personal statement of up to 500 words; and, a design portfolio. 300-point stream: An undergraduate degree in any discipline with a weighted average of at least 65%, or equivalent; A personal statement of up to 500 words outlining relevant prior study and work experience, and motivation to undertake the program; and a design portfolio.


The Master of Landscape Architecture is offered over 2 years (200 point stream) or 3 years (300 point stream) depending on academic background. Part-time study is available.

Subjects you can Study:

Landscape architecture


Accredited by the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA).

Who for:

People from a variety of backgrounds who seek a professional qualification in landscape architecture

Accepts International Students:


Related Careers:

Landscape Architect,
Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Parkville No info Yes Part time 6 years
Parkville No info Yes Full time 3 years
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With a 160-year history of leadership in learning, teaching and research, the University of Melbourne has grown to be an internationally respected institution, consistently ranked as one of the world’s leading universities – number one in Australia and number 32 in the world*. 

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Study options 

Our approach means you can create your own study path based on your interests and abilities, but with flexibility to explore new options along the way. In a world where careers are changing fast and employers want analytical and adaptable thinking, this flexibility has never been more important. 

Our bachelor degrees are offered in: Agriculture, Arts, Biomedicine, Commerce, Design, Fine Arts, Music, Oral Health, and Science and cover more than 100 areas of study. Our professional graduate programs include architecture, criminology, education, engineering, finance, law, medicine, nursing, optometry, psychology, urban planning, veterinary medicine and many, many more. 

We’ve also introduced a new suite of courses that bundle your undergraduate degree with your graduate study. These Graduate Degree Packages mean you’ll have the assurance of a guaranteed graduate place at the time you receive your offer. 

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