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University of Melbourne

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Master of Landscape Architecture/Master of Urban Planning

  • Masters (Coursework)

The Master of Landscape Architecture combined with the Master of Urban Planning positions students to be industry ready and have flexibility within the employment market.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
4 years full-time, 8 years part-time
Course Code
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Mar, Jul

About this course

The Master of Landscape Architecture combined with the Master of Urban Planning positions students to be industry ready and have flexibility within the employment market. It gives you the opportunity to express your creativity whilst channelling your social and environmental conscience to improve cities and urban spaces. This multidisciplinary approach gives you the ability to realise synergies between disciplines, broadening your skillset and giving you a relevant understanding of the built environment profession.

This program aims to provide you with:

  • the skills to design ecologically sound and contemporary landscapes using the latest materials and technologies;
  • an understanding of Australian and international policy and planning affecting human settlements;
  • the ability to adapt and respond through planning and design to the global changes impacting our cities including climate change, deepening inequality, concerns for community health and safety, and the emergence of city-regions;
  • a grounding in the history, theory and technology of landscape architecture, and an in-depth understanding of international landscape architecture contemporary practice leading to the creation of innovative thinking and design;

By combining the Master of Landscape Architecture and the Master of Urban Planning as a double degree, our students complete two professionally accredited graduate programs in a reduced timeframe. This gives them a true competitive advantage and broader career options. Dual accreditation also offers a distinctive signal to employers and industry and enhances our existing graduate reputation for strong leadership and strategic thinking skills, embedded in our expertise in providing a world-class built environment education influencing Melbourne and cities globally for over 150 years.

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What you will learn

The Master of Landscape Architecture combined with the Master of Urban Planning puts theory into practice via our suite of studios. Our studios develop strong interdisciplinary understanding, excellent communication skills, critical thinking and the ability to use resources, materials and technologies to develop responsible and ecologically sound and novel design solutions.

Professional and community involvement play an integral role in our studio experiences. Studio topics draw on the current projects of our research staff, while also involving landscape architects, designers, engineers, policy makers, urban designers and planners from nearly 50 organisations. The collaborative nature of studio classes mirrors the way you will work in industry.

Our researchers, teaching staff and students are actively engaged with some of the pressing issues of our time, including dealing with the impact of climate changes, sustainable resourcing challenges, and the pressures of increased urbanisation.

Explore the subjects you could choose as part of this degree in the University handbook.

Career pathways


The Master of Landscape Architecture and Master of Urban Planning meet the requirements of the professional associations listed below and both degrees undergo a regular formal review process to ensure the quality and relevance of each program.

Landscape Architecture:

  • Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA)

Urban Planning:

  • Planning Institute of Australia (PIA)

Completing an accredited degree means you enter the workforce with a stamp of quality on your CV. In a competitive market, an accredited degree is an assurance of excellence to employers and an advantage for you. It also means we continually strive to improve the standard of the degree to retain accreditation, ensuring you receive the most relevant and innovative educational experience.

How to apply

Domestic applicants must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, Australian permanent resident, or holder of an Australian permanent humanitarian visa.

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