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Study landscape architecture abroad

An in-depth guide to studying landscape architecture as an international student.

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Landscape architecture degrees abroad

Landscape architecture is the design of the world outside, from housing developments and urban parks to golf courses, and private gardens. It’s a discipline that combines elements of art, design, ecology, and management, that’s ideal for anyone with a passion for creating engaging outdoor spaces.

As a landscape architecture student, you’ll focus on creating landscapes that are sustainable, and that balance scientific considerations with aesthetics and function. Ensuring that the environment is enhanced rather than damaged by any development is a key consideration of landscape architects.

The design and development of outside spaces is different all over the world. By studying overseas you’ll gain a unique perspective on landscape architecture, seeing a different approach to the subject. You’ll also broaden your personal horizons by experiencing a different culture, while gaining a world-class education.

Landscape architecture program structure

If you’re an undergraduate looking to study landscape architecture, most programs are available at the bachelor’s level. You can earn a BA, BSc, or a BLA (Bachelor of Landscape Architecture), depending on the university you choose to study at.

In the US most programs are offered as a BLA, which are taught over four years and can be more focussed than other liberal arts programs. There are usually only small differences between BA and BSc programs, for example, a BA may include more art and design modules, and a BSc may focus more on sustainability and science.

If you want to continue your education after achieving your bachelor’s degree, you can study for a master’s in landscape architecture. These are available as an MLArch (Master of Landscape Architecture), or an MA, and require one or two years of study. Although rare, it’s also possible to achieve a PhD in landscape architecture, which will involve three to six years of independent research.

Landscape architecture can be a practical and hands-on program, and your learning will take place in design studies and on field trips, as well as in lectures and seminars. The content and modules you’ll study will be unique to the university you choose, but some of the core subjects most will cover include:

  • Sustainable technology
  • Historic and contemporary landscapes
  • Landscape design
  • Cultural contexts of landscape architecture
  • Ecology
  • Surveying
  • Landscape construction
  • Green infrastructure

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Landscape architecture undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in landscape architecture

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    Landscape Architecture - BLA Arizona State University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    30,134 USD
    Start date
    January, May, August
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    Landscape Architecture - BLA University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    27,000 USD
    Start date
    January, June, August
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    Landscape Architecture - BSc University of Kentucky, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    29,050 USD
    Start date
    January, August
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    Landscape Architecture - BLA Louisiana State University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    28,700 USD
    Start date
    January, May, August
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    Landscape Architecture - BLA American University of Beirut, Lebanon

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    21,630 USD
    Start date
    January, August
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Pathway in landscape architecture

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    Landscape Architecture & Design (Foundation) - FD Leeds Beckett University, UK

    Program type
    Undergraduate pathway
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    10,900 GBP
    Start date
    January, September
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Landscape architecture graduate programs

Master's in landscape architecture

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    Landscape Architecture - MLArch Arizona State University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    29,168 USD
    Start date
    January, August
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    Landscape Architecture - MLArch University College Dublin, Ireland

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    24,800 EUR
    Start date
    September
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    Landscape Architecture - (by coursework) - MArch RMIT University, Australia

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    39,360 AUD
    Start date
    February, July
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    Landscape Architecture - MLArch University of Greenwich, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    14,000 GBP
    Start date
    September
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    Landscape Architecture (with conversion year) - MA University of Gloucestershire, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Tuition fees per year
    14,250 GBP
    Start date
    January, September
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Future landscape architecture careers

The skills you’ll develop on a landscape architecture degree program will set you up for a range of exciting careers. Your ability to design sustainable spaces will be sought after in a range of industries including, construction, government, and conservation.

Popular roles for landscape architecture graduates include:

  • Landscape architect
  • Landscape designer
  • Landscape gardener
  • Landscape manager
  • Garden designer
  • Environmental consultant
  • Conservation consultant

Hands-on experience and examples of your work will help you stand out from the crowd when looking to start your career. Take advantage of any placement or internship opportunities your university offers; not only will these give you valuable experience, but they will also help you work out what role is right for you.