Master of Landscape Architecture

Our Master of Landscape Architecture program offers a professional design education in a small program with a deep commitment to the discipline.

Our accredited, three-year professional course of study is demanding but will develop the values and skills needed to be successful in the practice of landscape architecture. Required courses in history and theory, site analysis and planning, and environment management are integrated with comprehensive design studios. We encourage you to develop your own individual identity through thoughtful engagement, opportunities to direct your study focus through specialized design studios, and the execution of your final graduate project.

Our low student-faculty ratio means close and regular contact with our full-time and adjunct faculty. Our close connections within the school and across campus allow you to expand the reach of your studies to related disciplines, such as architecture and urban planning. And opportunities to study abroad at one of our partner universities around the world allow you to engage with the ever-changing cultural concerns in architecture and landscape architecture.

Our students routinely pursue co-operative work experience in order to expand their professional network and to gain credit towards their degree. By working in firms or agencies related to your areas of interest, you can hone design development and documentation skills for future practice.

We have a strong connection with the local professional design community, which takes part in our studio reviews, graduate project committees, and mentorship programs. We coordinate an informal lecture series with students, faculty, and guests from local landscape architecture affiliates. These discourses offer feedback and advice from a broad audience for students presenting their initiatives and projects.

As a student at UBC Vancouver, you will have access to world-class facilities and a research library ranked among the best in Canada. As a student in Vancouver, you will have access to the city and region as a living laboratory, further enhancing your studies in landscape architecture.