Major fields of study
- Atelier (project work)
- Basics of Landscape Architecture
- Environment and Sustainable Development
- Computer Sciences (Graphic Design and GIS)
- Planting Design
Master of Arts
Agriculture, Ecotrophology and Landscape Development
Course content and objectives
The international two year, full-time Master of Landscape Architecture program is an accredited, design-based course of study. It is aimed at applicants from academic and professional backgrounds who wish to develop professional leadership potential. The program provides students both theoretical and practical training in an interdisciplinary framework. When finished, students have the tools to craft sustainable solutions to landscape architectural challenges. Faculty come from the Anhalt University's programs in architecture, nature conservation and other related fields, as well as the urban design program at the renowned "Bauhaus" school. Partnerships with leading European schools for landscape architecture (e.g. University of Genoa/Italy) and top landscape professionals ensure students are familiar with current innovative practices in the field.
- Completed university degree in landscape architecture or architecture or similar
- Language certificate English
- if necessary, a suitability interview
- Master Degree Program in English
- Aptitude test
- Application until 31st May of each year
Conditions And Regulations
The Master of Landscape Architecture Program seeks highly qualified applicants who are interested in an English-language based graduate education with a focus on:
The location of Bernburg in central Germany facilitates site visits to many historical gardens and leading examples of post-industrial landscapes. In contrast to the pleasant situation of Bernburg, a small city founded in the middle ages, we work alternately on studios concerning the nearby metropolitan area of Berlin. Course work is designed as modular and workshop-oriented, and includes extensive exposure to leading international guest lecturers and critics.
Design and management for sustainable post-industrial natural and cultural landscapes is particularly practiced in studio work. The course of study is intended to extend the student's base of landscape architectural knowledge through focused graduate course work. These courses focus on and utilize the extensive natural and cultural resource base in the region of Saxony-Anhalt, Germany´s historic "Land of Reforms."
NEW TECHNOLOGY TOOLS
The academic and professional studies are strongly supported and influenced by emerging digital imaging, landscape simulation and geographic information tools. Practical design studios fully integrate the use of 3-D imaging tools and the informational resources of the internet.
1. Degree Required
A completed degree from a national or international university/college that offers a diploma, Bachelor or Masters degree on a landscape architecture program which is at least three years in length is required. From programs in architecture, urban planning, spatial planning or related fields may also apply.
2. Work experience
An work experience of minimum Two years is required in related field.
Applicants should submit a portfolio that consists five design projects related to landscape architecture. Portfolio must include minimum two professional works out of five. Applicant's roles in submitted projects should be properly mentioned in case of group projects.
4. Language proficiency
Fluency in written and spoken English is a prerequisite for admission. If the medium of instruction from the first degree program was not obtained in English language, then proof of English proficiency must be verified.
For TOEFL a minimum score of 563 (PBT, Paper Based Test) or 85 (IBT, Internet Based Test) is required and for IELTS a overall score of 6.5 is sufficient to verify proficiency.
In case of the medium of instruction of first degree program in English, relevant certificate from university is required.
Criteria for Acceptance
Applicant should comply all necessary prerequisites mentioned above.
Acceptance into the program is based on the final grade point average from the first degree program, evaluation of submitted portfolio and motivation letter.
In addition, the regulations for the acceptance process to masters programs at Anhalt University of Applied Sciences include special acceptance criteria as well.
Application form for MLA [PDF, 200 KB]
- Cost of study: German Universities do not require students to pay tuition fees
- Academic Costs 500 € per semester.
- Students have to pay a registration fee of 76 € per semester.
- Health insurance is compulsory and will cost approximately 78€ per month. This health insurance covers virtually all cases of illness.
- A monthly bus ticket for the local transportation system can be purchased for approximately 33 € per month.
- Costs for living and housing (500-700 € per month) must be covered by the student.
The complete paper application package must include the following officially notarized copies and officially notarized translation in either German or English (if the certificates are not in German or English):
- Application form
- Certificate of Highest Diploma Achieved
- Transcript of records of Diploma
- A short curriculum vitae (half-page)
- English language proficiency test result or certificate of medium of instruction in English
- Design Portfolio
- Letter of Motivation
- Work experience Certificate
- Copy of passport or other proof of identification
Application Deadline – 31th May for the following winter semester.
Send your complete application package to the following address:
University of Applied Sciences
MLA, Dr. Elke Eckhardt
Strenzfelder Allee 28
Deadline for applications is 31th May. (Beginning of the program is October 1st)