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International Master of Landscape Architecture, M.Eng.

  • Application Deadline
  • 18 months
This challenging degree programme that looks to the future comprises the following practice-based subject specialisms: projects; international planning and design; planning and project management; information technologies in planning and design; and planning and design methods. The result is the provision of high-quality education and training. 


Training at noted universities

The International Master's Programme in Landscape Architecture (known as the IMLA programme for short) involves study at two higher education institutions:

  • Nürtingen-Geislingen UniversityBaden-Württemberg, Germany
  • Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied SciencesBavaria, Germany

Quality training with high practical relevance

The exacting but effective programme is divided into five practice-oriented subject areas

  • Planning and Design Projects (at various scales)
  • Information Technologies in Planning and Design
  • Planning and Design Methods
  • International Planning and Design
  • Planning and Project Management

and provides high-quality training geared to labour market demands - thus honing skills for which there will likely be an increased demand in the future.

The IMLA programme has a strong practical focus. Much of its teaching - especially in the area of management, marketing and digital planning methods - is provided by external specialists and experts are invited to act as guest critics on the projects. The faculty members are highly qualified in their areas of specialisation and also in didactic terms. IMLA incorporates a wide variety of European countries and cross-border issues. Projects take place all over Europe.

Focus on peri-urban landscapes

IMLA courses have current thematic emphases. The focus concentrates on landscape architecture in peri-urban areas. Areas of study will be the urban regions of different cities in European countries such as Romania, Belgium, Italy, Hungary, Turkey. In the context of these case-studies students will identify how market forces and state regulations are interacting in differing scenarios and are thus determining the possibilities of landscape architecture. This unconventional approach will ask for both - planning and design skills.

Enhanced vocational prospects thanks to IMLA accreditation

The International Master of Landscape Architecture programme is accredited according to the standards of the German Accreditation Agency for Study Programmes in Architecture and Planning (ASAP), meaning that it complies with the requirements of the European-wide EFLA Education Policy Document and the guidelines of the worldwide UNESCO / UIA Charter of Architectural Education. ASAP accreditation is a sign of the high standard of the IMLA programme and enhances the vocational prospects of IMLA graduates quite significantly.


With accreditation in accordance with the standards of the German Accreditation Agency for Study Programmes in Architecture and Planning (ASAP), the IMLA degree programme complies with the European-wide guidelines of the EFLA Education Policy Document and the worldwide guidelines of the UNESCO/UIA Charter of Architectural Education.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • International Planning and Design
  • Planning and Project Management
  • Information Technologies in Planning and Design
  • Planning and Design Methods
  • Studio Projects


The IMLA is aimed at graduates in landscape architecture or related disciplines such as spatial and environmental planning, urban and metropolitan planning, architecture, or equivalent education and training with planning and spatial relevance.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 18 months
  • Credits
    90 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: C+
Recommended score: B-

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • proof of completion of a degree or Diplom programme in landscape architecture, landscape planning, landscape construction, landscape construction and management, architecture, urban and spatial planning and development, or equivalent degree programmes degree from a German higher education institution or an equivalent degree from a university abroad
  • degree with an above-average final grade (2.5 or better on the German grading scale)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 750 EUR per semester and a duration of 18 months.
  • EU/EEA

    256 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 128 EUR per semester and a duration of 18 months.
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Living costs for Freising

  • 630 - 1000 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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