MLArch Landscape Architecture

Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 120)

This Master programme teaches you how to design with the landscape. You will work with the natural and cultural processes that shape our towns and countryside. Graduates of this professionally recognised programme can go onto practice as landscape architects in Ireland, Europe and elsewhere – designing anything from gardens to cities.

Please note the next intake for this programme is 2018/2019


Full Time option suitable for:

Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. Yes

This is a taught, two-year, full-time, professionally recognised graduate programme that builds on competencies gained at an undergraduate level from the Bachelors in Landscape Architecture or related programmes in Ireland and abroad. This Masters is for students wishing to gain a higher professional qualification.

  • UCD is at the forefront of Landscape Architecture education in Ireland.
  • Landscape architecture is one of the professions that is becoming crucial in mediating against the effects of climate change and ensuring quality of life in the city
  • Internationally recognised qualification that leads to professional practice in Landscape Architecture
  • Delivered by an Architecture School ranked in the top 100 in Europe by Domus.


Graduates of this professionally recognised programme can go onto practice as landscape architects in Ireland, Europe and elsewhere – designing anything from gardens to cities. A qualification in landscape architecture can lead to employment opportunities in a large variety of fields associated with human settlement. Our graduates frequently work as part of large multidisciplinary teams alongside architects, engineers, planners, artists, ecologists, and surveyors. They work in private practise, local government, academia and many different kinds of non-governmental organisations all over the world.  

Such is the broad overview gained in UCD Landscape Architecture that graduates are often chosen as the master-planners for large-scale projects.

MLArch Landscape Architecture (X051) Full Time
EU          Year 1 - € 7490
EU          Year 2 - € 7490
nonEU    Year 1 - € 23800
nonEU    Year 2 - € 22900 vb

vbHigher non EU year 2 fee rate of € 23,800 applies to new entrants in 2017/18
***Fees are subject to change

Tuition fee information is available on the UCD Fees website. Please note that UCD offers a number of graduate scholarships for full-time, self-funding international students, holding an offer of a place on a UCD graduate degree programme. For further information please see International Scholarships.

  • Applicants need a bachelor's degree in Landscape Architecture or a related programme.
  • Graduates of certain cognate disciplines such as architecture, planning, geography, environmental studies with minimum 2:1 award (NFQ level 8) or international equivalence will be considered.
  • Portfolio submission is required
  • Applicants whose first language is not English must also demonstrate English language proficiency of IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0 in each element), or equivalent.
  • Applicants who do not meet the entry requirements should refer to the MLA Pathway.

Dominick Comerford

I came from 15 years in the world of mainstream commercial architecture and wanted something more. Landscape Architecture introduced me to many additional subject areas relating to design in our environment - with an emphasis on natural, ecological and cultural values. The MLA at UCD opened my eyes and I now see the world around me in a much more exciting, stimulating and interesting way. I gave myself the opportunity of complete immersion in order to ‘get it ‘ as they say. The learning is ongoing, this is a wide and beautiful subject. 

I found the tutors very supportive and encouraging, some with infectious enthusiasm, which has stayed with me and is definitely the best way to learn. Having completed the MLA in 2006, my practice in Ireland now specialises in smaller scale Architecture and Landscape Architecture. I also tutor on the undergraduate programme at UCD.

The following entry routes are available:

Master Landscape Architecture FT (X051)
2 Years
Full Time

* Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised