Postgraduate

Master of Landscape Architecture

Bridge the worlds of art and science with a career in landscape architecture.

Contact us

Address

Student Central

The University of Western Australia (M355)

35 Stirling Highway

Crawley WA 6009

Telephone

(+61 8) 6488 3939

International

1800 653 050

Frequently asked questions

Careers and further study

Take your studies to a new level and discover what career opportunities lie ahead.

Career Pathways

This course is primarily concerned with the quality of the environment. A Master of Landscape Architecture degree provides a wide range of employment options, including working as a landscape architect, an environmental consultant, an urban designer, an environmental manager, a government policy advisor or a landscape architecture educator/academic.
This course is primarily concerned with the quality of the environment. A Master of Landscape Architecture degree provides a wide range of employment options, including working as a landscape architect, an environmental consultant, an urban designer, an environmental manager, a government policy advisor or a landscape architecture educator/academic.

Further Study

Further postgraduate study options include the Master of Urban Design and Master of Urban and Regional Planning
Further postgraduate study options include the Master of Urban Design and Master of Urban and Regional Planning

Fees and scholarships

Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this course. For fee type definitions and further assistance, see the Fee Calculator Help page. You can also search our database for scholarships that are relevant to you or this course.

Domestic Fees

Postgraduate – Commonwealth supported students

The Annual Fee is an estimate only based on a standard annual study load of 48 points.


For Commonwealth Supported Places, student contribution amounts are charged by unit. For an accurate fee estimate, go to the Fee Calculator and select “I want to price my units”.

For Full Fee Paying places, students are charged an annual course fee. Visit the Fee Calculator and select your course to see the annual and total course fees.

Course Credit Points
144
Average Annual Fee - 2020
$9,094.47
Typical Fee Range - 2020
$6,684.00 - $11,155.00

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.
International Fees

Postgraduate – onshore students

Annual course fees are calculated based on a standard annual study load of 48 credit points.

Course Credit Points
144
Total Course Fee - 2019
$104,100.00
Total Course Fee - 2020
$106,200.00

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Admission requirements

If you’re interested in furthering your career by studying this postgraduate degree, find out the admission details below.

Admission 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.

Ranking and Selection Process

Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on the relevant requirements.

English competency

English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible for a place.

How to apply

Ready to apply for this postgraduate course? Follow the steps and you’ll be on your way to joining us at UWA.

Course details

Study at the only university in the state with an accredited Landscape Architecture program. Become a critical thinker with rigorous skills in the pragmatic and theoretical art of landscape design and manipulation. 

DollarThis course is subsidised by the Australian Government as a Commonwealth supported place (CSP).

About the course

The Master of Landscape Architecture provides an education in the design, management and resilience of natural and built landscapes for the benefit of our communities and to improve the quality of the environment. Gain the knowledge and skills to respond to complex issues such as climate change and biodiversity loss by applying systems thinking and creative practice to develop long-term, multi-scale solutions.
Master of Landscape Architecture

Quick details

Status
  • Available 2021
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • Approximately 46 hours per week, which includes contact hours, personal study and examinations.
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 25550
CRICOS code
  • 084739F
Master of Landscape Architecture
Status
  • Available 2021
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • Approximately 46 hours per week, which includes contact hours, personal study and examinations.
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 25550
CRICOS code
  • 084739F
Full time/part time duration
  • 2 years full-time (with completed undergraduate major in Landscape Architecture). The course duration will be longer (up to 3 years full time) for graduates without previous studies in landscape architecture.
Degrees course is available in
  • Master of Landscape Architecture

Course structure

Postgraduate coursework degrees and combined (coursework and research) degrees comprise a number of units. Refer to the course structure for more information.

STUDY YOUR WAY

Flexibility

We understand that life is busy. That's why our postgraduate courses are designed so you can balance your work and studies. Our flexible postgraduate experience includes the opportunity to study part time, a range of units that are taught after hours, and the option to learn via intensive units. Ask our Student Central team for advice on choosing the right postgraduate route for you. Find out more here.

STUDY YOUR WAY
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Course accreditation

The UWA Master of Landscape Architecture is accredited by the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA). After finishing the Master of Landscape Architecture, graduates must complete at least two years of professional practice before being eligible to become a Registered Landscape Architect.
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5 years to be an

Landscape architect

To become a landscape architect, you will complete five years of study.

Landscape Architecture Pathways

5 years to be an
Master of Landscape Architecture

You'll learn to

  • Create beautiful, functional and resilient places that combat climate change
  • Design and plan for dynamic and enduring environments and communities
  • Develop professional skills in critical thinking and interdisciplinary design approaches
  • Apply knowledge in urban and landscape ecology and design, professional documentation and practice, and theoretical foundations of landscape architecture
Master of Landscape Architecture

Excellent facilities

At the School of Design, you’ll have access to well-equipped facilities including:

  • Studio spaces
  • Design Hub, a working space with senior student mentors available for assistance
  • Digital fabrication equipment such as plastic extrusion 3D printers, laser cutters and CNC milling machines

  • Multiple computer labs with 24-hour access

  • Printmaking studio with etching presses and spray booths

  • Multimedia production facilities

  • Cullity Gallery, where you’ll have the opportunity to exhibit your work.

FACILITY

Cullity Gallery

Cullity Gallery
FACILITY
FACILITY

Design Hub

Design Hub
FACILITY

Why study the Master of Landscape Architecture at UWA?

  • Excellent opportunities to learn from and interact with members of industry through formal classes and work placements
  • Interaction with students and teachers across a range of related subject areas
  • Dedicated academic and professional teaching staff who have extensive experience around the world
  • Access to facilities such as the Design Hub (dedicated working space tailored to the needs of design and architecture students with senior mentors), digital fabrication equipment such as 3D printers and laser cutters, studios and computer labs
  • Small class sizes with a low student:teacher ratio (12:1)

Yuhong Chang

Yuhong Chang

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The UWA ALVA Student Society is affiliated with the UWA Student Guild and represents students within the School of Design. Visit them on Facebook.

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School of Design

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Life at the School of Design

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