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Landscape Architecture - master


Duration:2 År
Credits (ECTS):120
Qualification:Master's in landscape architecture
Admission requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree (180 ECTS) in landscape architecture or equivalent.
  • A portfolio documenting landscape architectural work
  • Proof of English proficiency.
Application deadline:March 1 for all applicants
Application code:

EU/EEA applicants: 7180

NON-EU/EEA applicants: 2075

Nordic applicants: 8053

Programme description

The master’s in landscape architecture gives special emphasis to arctic/subarctic conditions. Arctic and subarctic landscapes are undergoing rapid change, which makes it particularly relevant to study how natural and human-made changes impact both society and ecosystems.

Students on the programme learn to practice on diverse spatial and temporal scales to address changes to Arctic and subarctic landscapes. These changes encompass social, climatic, geopolitical, economic, and environmental concerns.

The aim of the study programme is to educate landscape architects who can operate within the framework of a sustainable societal development. Graduates who complete this programme will be equipped with the skills and knowledge to address the design and development of landscapes undergoing rapid change.

Students on the programme study with Scandinavian students undergoing a five-year integrated master’s in landscape architecture with three years of primary education at the Oslo School of Architecture (AHO) and two years of specialization at UiT, The Arctic University of Norway. All students on the programme follow the same curriculum.

Programme structure

10 ects 10 ects 10 ects
1. sem. (autumn) LAR-3071 Studio 1: Urban Practices - 24 stp. HMS-0501 Sikkerhet på laboratoriet, verksted, felt og tokt - 0 stp. LAR-3072 Digital Landscapes - 6 stp.
2. sem. (spring) LAR-3081 Studio 2: Landscape practices - 24 stp. LAR-3082 Perspectives on nature and landscape practices - 6 stp.

Learning outcomes

After passing the course the student will have the following learning outcomes:




Teaching and assessment

Attendance, extensive participation, and the ability to work both independently and collaboratively are expected. Students are expected to spend minimum 40 hours per week on their studies.

More information about the teaching and examination can be found in the description of each individual course.

The most common methods of examination are written examination, oral examination, project reports and portfolio assessment, in various combinations.

The following assessment terms are used:

Language of instruction


Exchange possibilities

Exchanges with approved partner institutions can be arranged. Exchanges can take place in the third semester.

Students must have met the exam requirements in accordance with the standard study progression before the exchange can be approved.

To apply for student mobility, you must show the motivation for and reasoning behind your choice of institution by answering the following questions in the form of a personal statement:

The reason behind this personal statement is to help the study programme evaluate the student mobility applications and can set the foundation for which institutions is offered to you as possible exchange options. This is especially important in case there are applications from more students than the institution has room for.

You can send your personal statement to the faculty administration at the Academy of Arts via e-mail ( whilst you are applying for student mobility. Any questions you might have can be sent to the abovementioned e-mail addresses.

Job prospectives

Most of our graduates from the programme work with landscape architectural design and planning in private companies, local and regional authorities, and diverse government agencies on completion of the master’s programme.

Graduates from the programme are also eligible for admission to a PhD programme.