The Master of Legal Administration (MLA) offers students with a non-law degree the opportunity to attain postgraduate qualifications in law. Students may complete a generalist degree or elect to specialise in a particular area of law, combined with up to four postgraduate subjects from other disciplines.
This degree does not qualify a graduate for admission as a legal practitioner; rather, the program is intended for students from other fields and professions who wish to supplement their knowledge of law in a particular area.
View the Master of Legal Administration - Program Structure and Sequencing for all semesters of commencement.
The Master of Legal Administration comprises 12 subjects:
Law compulsory subjects (4)
Law electives (4)
Students must choose four law subjects from the list of postgraduate law subjects.
Students may choose to complete an optional Law Specialisation in one of the following areas:
To be eligible for a Law Specialisation, students must complete a minimum of four (4) of their law electives (40 credit points) within one of the above areas. Eligible students may choose to receive a Permissible Award, with the specialisation noted on their Testamur.Testamur.
General electives (4)
Students must choose four postgraduate subjects from any Faculty or School at Bond University.
To fulfil student visa requirements, students will need to enrol in a minimum of 40 credit points per semester.
Most students undertake four (4) subjects per semester (equivalent to 40 credit points). You may however enrol in fewer subjects and extend your degree over a longer period.
Bond University’s teaching methodology involves a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, examinations, projects, presentations, assignments, computer labs and industry projects.
Be part of creating a better outdoor built environment. Get the knowledge and skills to combine the creative design process with science, to influence human interaction with the landscape. Study how the designed landscape is connected to and impacts society, the economy, culture and sustainability.
You'll gain an expert understanding of key design practices and issues, and the effective use of design strategies through all stages of the design process. You'll also learn about the legal and ethical obligations of the professional landscape architect.
Learn to be critically objective and environmentally mindful in your approach to landscape architecture. Study, question and test ideals and theories as you work towards completing your design-based research thesis.
Victoria's MLA is one of only three programmes in New Zealand that meets the standards for accreditation with the New Zealand Institute of Landscape Architects (NZILA). After you graduate you'll need to work as a landscape architect for around three years before you can become registered with the NZILA. Your qualification and registration will be recognised throughout New Zealand and internationally.
In your first year, or Part 1, you'll complete seven taught courses—six are compulsory and one elected. You'll study advanced landscape design and the technology used in urban infrastructure. Examine history, theory and criticism in landscape architecture and learn about professional practice.
You'll also study advanced research techniques and complete a studio-based investigation into an area of interest that can be further developed in your thesis year. You'll develop and test your ideas through writing and design.
During the second year, or Part 2, you'll complete a research portfolio or thesis under supervision from academic staff in the School.
Current research areas in the School include:
You'll be part of a strong culture of research and work with experienced staff who have published a variety of scholarly articles, books and conference papers.Read more about research in the School of Architecture.
The Master of Landscape Architecture can be completed in two years of full-time study or in up to four years if studying part time.
If you are studying full time, you can expect a workload of 40–45 hours a week for much of the year. Part-time students will need to do around 20–23 hours of work a week. Make sure you take this into account if you are working.
Postgraduate study will help you build valuable relationships and networks with peers, university staff and future colleagues. Make the most of opportunities to attend events, seminars, workshops and social functions.
You'll also benefit from the expertise of working professionals through the Faculty's connections with local industry.
The Postgraduate Students' Association can also give you information on study at Victoria and provides a voice for you on campus.
You'll graduate prepared to work as a landscape architect. You might start your own practice or work in a firm or government organisation. You're likely to collaborate with artists, ecologists, architects, planners and engineers to design a wide range of projects.
Other careers for graduates include parks and recreation planner, site designer and planner or urban designer. You could also work as a civil designer, public infrastructure consultant, sustainable development consultant or landscape assessor.
This programme is professionally accredited by the Landscape Institute and provides you with professionally focused landscape architectural skills.
We offer the only professional, degree-level programmes in landscape architecture in Scotland and they are some of the best delivered worldwide.
This programme focuses on landscape architectural design and is taught by a range of project types and contexts, concerned with building a sustainable future for the landscape we inhabit.
Landscape architecture is a discipline that focuses on intervention in the landscape through the activities of design, planning and management. Landscape is defined as outdoor spaces, environments and relationships between people and places. Landscape Architecture is concerned with landscapes of all types, both urban and rural and at all scales from the garden to the region. It is distinguished by its position at the interface of art and design and the physical, natural and social sciences.
The programme benefits from the studio-based learning typical of an art college environment. Contextual subjects are delivered from within Landscape Architecture and from the wider University community. Uniquely, plants and horticulture are taught at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE). The programme therefore benefits from the intimate small scale nature of ECA and the wider worldwide reputation of the University and RBGE.
Edinburgh itself is a unique and exciting centre for study, with many of the issues at the heart of the profession on hand. Within a short distance, the relatively undeveloped areas of the Scottish Highlands and the Borders illustrate different problems, opportunities and solutions. However, the programme is international in outlook with graduating courses currently sited in Poland, Estonia and France.
The programme has a long and excellent relationship with employers worldwide and contributes to professional practice by its links with public bodies and other agencies.
The programme focuses on four landscape portfolio courses, which contain a variety of design options you can choose from based on factors such as previous experience or personal interest. These are set on real sites with real issues, with differing scales and complexity, and with stakeholders actively informing the process.
The courses become increasingly complex and self-directed as the programme progresses and they are supported via aligned contextual and technological courses. The programme culminates in a major design project you select and develop with support from staff.
Our graduates are hugely in demand. Currently, almost all of our graduates gain rewarding employment very soon after graduation. Some go on to study research-led degrees (PhD). Many become leaders in their field worldwide.