Master of Landscape Architecture

Study Area

Architecture, building, planning and design

Study Level



The University of Western Australia



Course Detail



Intake Time

February & July

Standard Duration

2 years

About the Course

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).


Average Score

At least 60%


6.5 overall and individual band scores of 6.0

Background Requirements


The University of Western Australia

Institute Ranking

"#92 in QS World University Rankings 2021, #7 in Australia"

Program Ranking