The University of Western Australia (UWA)

Master of Landscape Architecture

The University of Western Australia (UWA)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00126G

The Master of Landscape Architecture provides an education in the design, management and resilience of natural and built landscapes to improve the quality and our experience of the environment. Gain the knowledge and skills to respond to complex issues such as climate change, biodiversity loss, urban ecology and water sensitive design by applying systems thinking and creative practice to develop long-term, multi-scale solutions.Students have opportunities to engage in Work Integrated Learning and placements through Practicum units. Building on undergraduate studies in Landscape Architecture (or relevant conversion units), students acquire strong theoretical and practical knowledge and the high-level technical, analytical, design and communication skills necessary to formulate solutions to challenges and produce creative landscape architecture outcomes. The course provides emphasis on ecological, cultural and social design considerations at global, regional and local levels.The Master of Landscape Architecture is offered in two modes: Coursework; or Coursework and Dissertation. In addition to core studies, in the Coursework mode students are offered the choice of enrolling in either a series of option units covering a range of topics or a specialisation in a related area of expertise (such as Environmental Planning or Urban Design). In the Coursework and Dissertation mode, in addition to core studies students pursue an independent research project of their choice.The course meets the accreditation requirements of the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA).


The course consists of units to a total value of 144 points (maximum value) which include conversion units to a value of 48 points.


  • Landscape architecture

Standard entry requirements

To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—(a) a bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA;and(b) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 60 per cent.


The UWA Master of Landscape Architecture is accredited by the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA).

Study pathways

Students who have completed a bachelor's degree with a major in Landscape Architecture, or equivalent as recognised by the Faculty, are granted credit for conversion units up to a value of 48 points.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Crawley International: $114,300 No
  • Full-time : 2 years

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