Master of Landscape Architecture for Global Sustainability

Master of Landscape Architecture for Global Sustainability

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

Duration: 2 years
Start: Autumn 2020
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What can I use this qualification for?
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.
What will I learn?
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
Short description
The programme will address some of the planet’s most urgent issues; climate change, environmental deterioration, natural hazards, regional conflicts, poverty and migration. There are 70 ECTS compulsory credits including Landscape Architecture in a Global Context, Landscape and Urban Ecology and Ethical, Social and Landscape practices. In addition, 20 ECTS are Electives, and the master thesis is 30 ECTS, both of which the students will choose along with study and academic advisors.Read more about the programme here

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.”