The master’s degree program Landscape Architecture is based on basic knowledge acquired in a relevant bachelor’s degree program.
It focuses on the design and development of new open spaces and landscapes within an intensive examination of the existing historical structures of industrial and post-industrial changes of public space. The focus of the studies is on designing in an argumentative, reflective and structured methodology that leads to a close association of artistic and scientific work. Students are supposed to become familiar with sustainable development and design of lasting natural habitats in cities and landscapes, with particular consideration of existing technical and natural structures. In doing so, the complex connection between economic, ecological and social context and creative design marks the position of TUM landscape architecture.
The course builds consecutively on the eight-semester bachelor's program in landscape architecture and landscape planning at the Technical University of Munich. The scope of the credits required to obtain the master's degree in the compulsory and optional area is 60 (40 semester hours per week), divided into two semesters. In addition, there is a maximum of six months for the completion of the Master’s thesis. The scope of the examinations to be taken in the compulsory and optional area in the master's program in landscape architecture is at least 90 credits. The regular period of study for the master's program is three semesters in total. If a completed university degree can be proven, for which fewer than 240 credits, but at least 180 credits were awarded, the prerequisite for passing the master's examination is proof of the missing credits from the field of landscape architecture of the subject-related undergraduate courses offered by the Technical University of Munich. If an additional internship of at least six months, domestic or foreign, in landscape architecture has been completed, which corresponds to 30 credits, the remaining 30 credits must be proven at the beginning of the Master’s thesis at the latest; otherwise such an internship as well as the missing credits must be proven by the beginning of the Master’s thesis at the latest. The duration of the study is thus extended to a total duration of 4-5 semesters. Due to the study progress control, the study must be completed after 5 semesters.