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Master of Landscape Architecture
Modes of Study  Full-time
Duration 2 Years
Level Postgraduate
Course Code 09MOLA

Admission Requirements 

Applicants holding a B. Arch. Honours degree, obtained from the University or any other recognised institutions, or holders of an 
equivalent 4‐year qualification in Architecture, Urban Design, Landscape Technology/Studies, at NQF level 8 worth 480 credits of 
a recognised Tertiary Education Institution are eligible for admission for the MLA Programme.
Qualifications  from other institutions will  be evaluated  by  the Departmental  Postgraduate Selection Committee  to  determine 
equivalence in terms of core competencies, acceptable to the Department
The  admission  of  students  will  be  by  means  of  an  interview  with  the  Postgraduate  Selection  Committee,  during  which 
candidates will be required to present a portfolio of work, which might include work from previous studies as well as industry

Candidates without formal design training will be expected to demonstrate acceptable level of interest and aptitude for design
and creativity.
In  addition,  criterion  for  selection  includes  evidence  of  research  experience  as  part  of  the  candidates’  CV,  described  in 
reasonable detail, while candidates should indicate in as complete a manner as possible their proposals for the development of
their own independent research.
The results of the selection process are final and no discussion or correspondence will be entered into. 


Career Opportunities

A Master of Landscape Architecture degree can lead to a wide range of career opportunities in the field of landscape design, planning, and management. Graduates can find employment in design firms, architecture firms, engineering firms, government agencies, non-profit organizations, and more. Some common job titles include landscape architect, urban designer, sustainable design specialist, parks and recreation planner, horticulturist, and environmental planner. Graduates can also choose to start their own landscape design business or consulting firm. With ever-increasing demand for sustainable and visually appealing landscapes, jobs in the field of Landscape Architecture are expected to grow in the coming years.

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