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Landscape Architecture

MLArch Landscape Architecture
Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 120)
This Master programme teaches you how to design with the landscape. You will work with the natural and cultural processes that shape our towns and countryside. Graduates of this professionally recognised programme can go onto practice as landscape architects in Ireland, Europe and elsewhere – designing anything from gardens to cities.

Who should apply?
Full Time option suitable for:
Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. Yes

This is a taught, two-year, full-time, professionally recognised graduate programme that builds on competencies gained at an undergraduate level from the Bachelors in Landscape Architecture or related programmes in Ireland and abroad. This Masters is for students wishing to gain a higher professional qualification.

Course Description
• UCD is at the forefront of Landscape Architecture education in Ireland.
• Landscape architecture is one of the professions that is becoming crucial in mediating against the effects of climate change and ensuring quality of life in the city
• Internationally recognised qualification that leads to professional practice in Landscape Architecture
• Delivered by an Architecture School ranked in the top 100 in Europe by Domus.

Entry requirements

• Applicants need a bachelor's degree in Landscape Architecture or a related programme.
• Graduates of certain cognate disciplines such as architecture, planning, geography, environmental studies with minimum 2:1 award (NFQ level 8) or international equivalence will be considered.
• Portfolio submission is required
• Applicants whose first language is not English must also demonstrate English language proficiency of IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0 in each element), or equivalent.
• Applicants who do not meet the entry requirements should refer to the MLA Pathway.


2 years full-time

Number of credits


Careers or further progression

Career Opportunities
Graduates of this professionally recognised programme can go onto practice as landscape architects in Ireland, Europe and elsewhere – designing anything from gardens to cities. A qualification in landscape architecture can lead to employment opportunities in a large variety of fields associated with human settlement. Our graduates frequently work as part of large multidisciplinary teams alongside architects, engineers, planners, artists, ecologists, and surveyors. They work in private practise, local government, academia and many different kinds of non-governmental organisations all over the world.

Such is the broad overview gained in UCD Landscape Architecture that graduates are often chosen as the master-planners for large-scale projects.

Further enquiries

Contact Name: Erin O'Malley
Contact Number: +353 1 716 1871

Subjects taught

Stage 1 - Option
• Environmental Impact Assessment & Strategic Environmental Assessment AESC40080
• Postgraduate Studio ARCT40680
• Multi-disciplinary approaches to the landscape ARCT40820
• Landscape Ecology BIOL30020
• Landscape Trees and Shrubs HORT30050
• Landscape Design Studio II LARC40220
• Landscape Research 1 LARC40420
• Landscape Research 2 LARC40440
• Geographical Information Systems for Policy and Planning PEP40100


Related Programmes
• Master of Architecture
• MArchSc Sustainable Building Design & Performance FT
• MArchSc Urban Design FT
• MArchSc Landscape Studies FT
• MSc Environmental Policy FT
• MSc Urban Design & Planning FT

Application date

Deadline: Rolling*
* Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised.

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake: 2017/2018 September.

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