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
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.
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.