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Master Landscape Architecture


Course Description

Who is the Masters of Landscape Architecture (MLA) for?
The Masters of Landscape Architecture (MLA) is a taught, two-year, full-time, professionally recognized graduate programme that builds on competencies gained in undergraduate level Landscape Architecture programmes in Ireland and abroad. The MLA is for students wishing to gain a higher professional qualification.

What will I learn?
Working in a creative studio environment, students will acquire advanced analytical, theoretical and innovative problem-solving skills as well as practical knowledge relevant to current international debate. Supported by national and international experts, the programme consists of a combination of lectures, seminars, field trips, case studies and studio work that culminates in the production of a thesis.

What will I Benefit?
Graduates of this professionally recognised programme can go onto practice as landscape architects in Ireland, Europe and elsewhere – designing anything from gardens to cities. A qualification in landscape architecture can lead to employment opportunities in a large variety of fields associated with human settlement. Our graduates work in private practise, local government, academia and many different kinds of non-governmental organisations all over the world.

What is the programme about
At UCD we prepare students for the unknown - for a changing world. Drawing on the concept of the landscape as the support of all natural and man-made ecosystems, a place of activity and a supplier of services essential to human life, the Master programme in landscape architecture builds on knowledge gained in undergraduate courses to further explore a holistic approach to the planning, design and management of the land.

Programme Features
The MLA programme is flexibly designed to meet the needs of individuals, it includes:
* A choice of lectures in research and mapping methods, urban design, rural planning, biodiversity, history and theory, European policy and strategic approaches
* Landscape architectural design studio
* Focused seminars, workshops and field trips
* Individual research and innovation

Career Opportunities
Landscape architects are designers who work with the natural and cultural processes that interact to shape our towns and countryside. Graduates of this professionally recognised programme can go onto practice as landscape architects in Ireland, Europe and elsewhere – designing anything from gardens to cities. A qualification in landscape architecture can lead to employment opportunities in a large variety of fields associated with human settlement. Our graduates work in private practise, local government, academia and many different kinds of non-governmental organisations all over the world.

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Entry Requirements

* Bachelor's degree in LANDSCAPE Architecture or a cognate discipline such as architecture, planning, geography, environmental studies with minimum 2:1 award (NFQ level 8) or international equivalence. *Applicants must provide proof of prior learning, as well as the contact details of two referees who are either academic or professionally active in the discipline. *An assessment of applicants will be made to determine competencies and assist in guiding potential students in their course of study *Graduates of COGNATE and OTHER disciplines will be considered for entry, although they may need to gain additional competencies

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