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Landscape Architecture

Landscape Architecture
(Master of Science)

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Course type
postgraduate studies (master)
Standard Course Duration
4 semester
Course Start
Winter semester, Summer semester
Primary Language of Instruction
German
Special Requirements

Pre-internship (recommended)

Admission
Restricted admission
International

Stay abroad possible, but not obligatory.

Short Description

In the Master’s degree programme in Landscape Architecture, aesthetic and social scientific content and methods are combined with scientific and technical knowledge, enabling students to tackle the complex challenges of today’s world from a spatial perspective. Students acquire advanced specialist knowledge of the history of nature, landscape and the city, providing them with a solid basis that is applied to projects, which represent a core element of the programme. A close connection between research and teaching enables students to tackle today’s major challenges in depth – such as dealing with the impact of climate change, the wave of urbanisation experienced throughout the world, and demographic change. To accommodate the complexity of these issues, we place importance on the methodological development of differentiated knowledge of systems, transformation and implementation within our subject. The fact that the degree programme is integrated in the Faculty of Architecture and Landscape Sciences means that students can engage in interdisciplinary debate with their future planning partners in the realms of architecture, urban planning and urban design. At the Master’s stage, students increasingly come across international issues, which they can expand on by taking the specialisation European Master in Landscape Architecture (EMiLA) or by spending a semester abroad at one of our partner institutions.

Further information for students on the website of the Faculty of Architecture and Landscape Sciences (German language only)

Areas of Focus

  • Applied learning
  • Design
  • Landscape architecture
  • History of landscape architecture/historic garden conservation
  • Open space planning
  • Planning communication
  • Plant use
  • Planting techniques and construction engineering
  • Urban and spatial development
Course Content

The Master’s programme is an academic university degree programme in landscape architecture and open space planning, based on design and engineering principles and drawing on aspects of practical relevance.

In the Master’s degree programme in Landscape Architecture, students acquire a high level of design competence by studying aesthetic, scientific and social scientific subjects and methods. Students expand on their knowledge of the history and theory of nature, landscape and gardens. Project work is an essential element of this degree programme. In closely supervised small groups, students work independently on complex real-life problems and research issues for one semester, helping them to reflect on their own creative activity and on developments in contemporary society. In this way, students receive intensive training in self-management, working in a team and drafting/presentation techniques.

Field trips enable students to gain insights into current issues and potential solutions on the ground, both at home and abroad, and to discuss these with experts.

Recommended Abilities
  • Basic knowledge of landscape architecture design
  • Basic knowledge of landscape architecture techniques
  • Basic knowledge of the history and theory of landscape architecture
  • Basic knowledge of flora, fauna and ecological connections
  • Basic knowledge of how to produce scientific work
  • Visual, written and spoken communication skills in landscape architecture
  • Confident use of CAD software, image processing programmes and other types of software
  • Ability to work in a team, and strong leadership skills
Career Opportunities

Graduates are qualified to work in a variety of positions in planning offices and the public sector, or as independent service providers. Graduates are also qualified to embark on doctoral studies.

Admission requirements and application

Admission Requirements

An undergraduate degree in a related field of study, such as

Please note that an application folder must be submitted for the application in addition to the regular application documents. The application folder includes a motivation letter as well as work samples (DIN A4 format).

The exact admission requirements can be found in the admission regulations: 

Admission and special language Regulations Degree Programme Landscape Architecture

Application Deadlines

First-year students from Germany and the EU

  • June 1st – July 15th of the year for the winter semester
  • December 1st – January 15th of the year for the summer semester

First-year students from non-EU countries

  • April 15th – May 31st of the year for the winter semester
  • October 15th – November 30th of the previous year for the summer semester

Students resuming their studies and transfer students from Germany and the EU (application in a higher semester)

  • June 1st – July 15th of the year for the winter semester
  • December 1st – January 15th of the year for the summer semester

Students resuming their studies and transfer students from non-EU countries (application in a higher semester)

  • April 15th – May 31st of the year for the winter semester
  • October 15th – November 30th of the previous year for the summer semester

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