Landscape Architecture

The University of Hong Kong

Master On Campus
24 months
22064 USD/year
5432 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Landscape Architecture programme, offered by The University of Hong Kong, provides a comprehensive, multidisciplinary education in landscape architecture that is designed to equip students with core knowledge and technical competencies in the arts and sciences of landscape architecture.


The curriculum comprises design studios, core courses and electives covering both practical and theoretical studies in: landscape planning and design; ecology; horticulture; planting design; construction technology; professional practice; and techniques in visual communication and digital technology. 

Students are encouraged to carry out research projects and participate in the Faculty's overseas field trips, community workshops, and joint studios with overseas institutions. Students are required to complete the Intensive Pre-requisite Field Study course in late summer before the first semester commences.

The Master in Landscape Architecture programme at The University of Hong Kong is a specialized, professional degree, designed to lead directly to a professional qualification and registration in landscape architecture. The programme has been accredited by the Hong Kong Institute of Landscape Architects (HKILA). HKILA has reciprocal membership rights with the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) and the New Zealand Institute of Landscape Architects (NZILA).

Programme Structure

Mode of Attendance
  • Full Time (two years)
  • The MLA course curriculum follows a specific sequence over a two-year period. Not all courses are offered each year.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Bachelor of Arts (Landscape Studies) or Bachelor of Arts (Architectural Studies) degree of the University of Hong Kong or a similar degree from a comparable institution accepted for this purpose. 
  • Applicants without a design-related undergraduate degree are encouraged to apply for the Postgraduate Diploma in Landscape Architecture (PDLA) programme.  
  • This distinct, one-year curriculum is structured to provide an introductory education in the discipline of landscape architecture and prepare students for continuing studies at a master's level such as the Master of Landscape Architecture.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    22064 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22064 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    5432 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5432 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • Local: 42,100 HK$ per annum
  • Non Local: 171,000 HK$ per annum


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Landscape Architecture
The University of Hong Kong


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