Landscape Architecture for Global Sustainability

Landscape Architecture for Global Sustainability

Master of science (2 year) Full time

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Do you want to engage in some of the most pressing issues of our time? Combining practices from landscape architecture and studies in global development, this programme offers a unique approach to environmental and social challenges across the globe.

Requirements

Bachelor in Landscape architecture or other related studies

Application deadline:

June 1st
International applicants:
December 1st

Number of students
15
Study start
Autumn 2020
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Contact info

Admission Office:
opptak@nmbu.no
Phone:  67 23 01 11

The programme will address some of the planet’s most urgent issues; climate change, environmental deterioration, natural hazards, regional conflicts, poverty and migration. 

The master's program Landscape Architecture for Global Sustainability offers unique opportunities of studying and designing contested landscapes and territories. Contested landscape and territories are the object of contention or competition; human beings struggle for it.

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Job opportunities

Candidates graduating from this programme will be affiliated with the profession of landscape architecture.

Their environmental problem-solving skills suit potential future jobs at a variety of scales, for example in:

  • regional land-use planning
  • land management
  • environmental rehabilitation
  • master-planning
  • blue-green infrastructure
  • community activism, and site-design interventions, nationally as well as internationally.

Learning outcomes

The programme has a transdisciplinary focus and spans the traditional landscape architecture curriculum from landscape management, planning and design, including landscape ecology, as well as theory and methods from development studies. The programme has a research focus and is at a master level. The programme builds up from the Bachelor’s level of landscape architecture and related studies to an advanced level of landscape architecture with a focus on development studies. 

The master's program Landscape Architecture for Global Sustainability offers unique opportunities of studying and designing contested landscapes and territories. Contested landscape and territories are the object of contention or competition; human beings struggle for it.

An introduction to Landscape Architecture for Global Sustainability with its essential challenges like global urbanization, migration, climate change, loss of biodiversity, to name a few, in the first semester will be followed by extensive fieldwork abroad. The topic of the first field course in autumn 2020 will be migration and infrastructure design for refugees. The comprehensive data, and rich experience—gathered in the field—will be subsequently processed within a design studio framework. Scientific analysis will be accompanied by theoretical and empirical reflection. Content touched upon in the first semester, will be furthered in the second.

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Exchange opportunities

The programme is developed as an international master’s degree programme, where students and faculty will be attracted from different parts of the world. The courses include group work that will provide many opportunities for the exchange of intercultural experience and knowledge. Courses will cover ethical concerns as well as knowledge about working internationally and experiencing cultural differences.

Study structure

Tore Edvard Bergaust, leader of the Department of Landscape Architecture


“With this programme, we aim to lay the groundwork for the next generation of landscape architects, adapted to the challenges of today and future generations worldwide.”