Occasional (level 75 nfq)

Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) Pathways Programme

(One to four semesters in duration)

If you wish to pursue a career in the field of Landscape Architecture, but if you do not have the BSc Landscape Architecture degree from UCD or an equivalent degree to fulfil the direct entry criteria for the Master of Landscape Architecture Degree Programme (MLA) at UCD, this programme will give you the opportunity to receive a professional degree in Landscape Architecture.

To enter the MLA Pathway programme, suitable applicants will be required to go through an interview process and to submit a portfolio to demonstrate their interest in the field of Landscape Architecture. Following the outcome of the interview process, the applicant will agree to undertake an individual curriculum of up to 120 credits from the existing modules of the BSc in Landscape Architecture (BHARCH005) degree. These modules will be determined by Negotiated Learning Agreement with the School on an individual basis. Students must successfully complete all required modules to be eligible to progress onto the Master of Landscape Architecture Degree Programme (MLA).

On the MLA Pathway programme, the student will accumulate the knowledge required to register to the MLA programme, from basic drawing and spatial design skills to more complex landscape architectural design solutions, individual interpretation and critical thinking about landscape issues. Depending on prior learning students will take modules from within the discipline of Landscape Architecture such as History and Theory of Landscape Architecture; Landscape Ecology, Landscape Materials and Construction all of which are offered as part of the BHARCH005 Bsc (Landscape Architecture) programme.

Curricular information is subject to change

Full Time option suitable for:

Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. Yes

This programme is an entry route for applicants who do not have an undergraduate degree in Landscape Architecture to fulfil the direct entry criteria for the Master of Landscape Architecture Degree Programme (MLA). The MLA Pathway programme provides an entry route for applicants who wish to pursue a career in Landscape Architecture. Graduates of geography, planning, environmental science, art, architecture, engineering and other related disciplines, particularly those involving visual and spatial analysis.are welcome.

Entry Qualifications

  • Transcripts of your Academic Degree along with proof of relevant prior learning, for example portfolio of designed or built work, photographs, project drawings or writings
  • Interview, in person or by Skype, that along with the other documentation, allows an applicants’ level of knowledge to be identified along with a corresponding curriculum of learning.
  • If English is not your native language, the minimum acceptable score on the TOEFL Internet Based Test is 100 and on IELTS it is 6.5

Students who successfully complete all required modules are eligible to progress onto the Master of Landscape Architecture Degree Programme (MLA).

Master of Landscape Architecture Degree Programme (MLA)

This two-year 120-ECTS credit programme teaches students how to design with the landscape. You will work with the natural and cultural processes that 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.

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A  relevent series of modules are selected from the first three years of the UCD undergradaute programme in landscape architecture. Each MLA Pathway depends on the previously aquired knowledge of each student, and an individual programme of study is agreed with each student.

Architecture (CV28) Full Time
EU          fee per credit - € 134.75
nonEU    fee per credit - € 426.67

***Fees are subject to change

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