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Landscape Architecture for Global Sustainability

Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)

24 months
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The Landscape Architecture for Global Sustainability programme at Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) will address some of the planet’s most urgent issues; climate change, environmental deterioration, natural hazards, regional conflicts, poverty and migration. 

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The master's program Landscape Architecture for Global Sustainability from Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) offers unique opportunities of studying and designing contested landscapes and territories. Contested landscape and territories are the object of contention or competition; human beings struggle for it.

The programme contains a sequence of three studio courses that apply a critical question-driven approach. Constant exchange of diverse disciplinary backgrounds and perspectives within participants will be encouraged and supported.

Job opportunities

Candidates graduating from this programme will be affiliated with the profession of landscape architecture.

Their environmental problem-solving skills suit potential future jobs at a variety of scales, for example in:

  • regional land-use planning
  • land management
  • environmental rehabilitation
  • master-planning
  • blue-green infrastructure
  • community activism, and site-design interventions, nationally as well as internationally.

Programme Structure

  • An introduction to Landscape Architecture for Global Sustainability (GLA301) with its essential challenges like global urbanization, migration, climate change, loss of biodiversity, to name a few, in the first semester will be followed by extensive fieldwork abroad (GLA302). 
  • The topic of the first field course in autumn 2021 will be climate change adaptation. The comprehensive data, and rich experience—gathered in the field—will be subsequently processed within a design studio framework. 
  • Scientific analysis will be accompanied by theoretical and empirical reflection. Theoretical and historical perspectives on landscapes in a globalized world will be provided (GLA303).

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


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Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Admission requires a Bachelor degree or an equivalent background in one of the following fields: Landscape Architecture, Architecture, Urban and Regional Planning, Geography, Development Studies, Resource Management, Environmental studies, Engineering and other relevant fields.  
  • Applicants must meet the University’s requirement for English language proficiency and include a 1-page (A4) motivation letter.
  • Applicants are expected to be able to express themselves visually.
  • NMBU requires that you have your own personal laptop in connection with learning activities or forms of assessment.

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  • However, most students must pay a small semester fee. 

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9420 - 15000 NOK /month
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