Master of Arts (M.A.)
The master's degree program in Landscape Architecture combines aspects of planning, artistic creativity and technical knowledge in the field of Landscape Architecture.Department of Architecture
Information on Degree Program
What does this program cover?
The Master in Landscape Architecture (LA) is an official program of the Faculty of Architecture at the Technische Universität München (TUM). According to the concept of two-staged study programs, it builds up on the Bachelor program in "Landscape Architecture and Landscape Planning" (BSc) at the TUM. It is open to graduates of equivalent study courses at other universities. It is a scientific study-program, combining aspects of planning, artistic creativity and technical knowledge in the field of Landscape Architecture. The objective is to provide a broad theoretical foundation and to give an orientation towards the professional practice. Students will develop and strengthen their competences in dealing with the analytic, artistic and technical aspects of designing open spaces and urban systems on different scales.
Duration of Study: 4 semesters (for graduates in an eight-semester-long bachelor's degree program with an integrated internship 3 semesters)
For a comprehensive description of the program, please refer to the degree program documentation:
What is the language of instruction?
Required language skills for admission:
You need sufficient German or English language skills if you wish to apply for this program. Evidence of your proficiency in either language has to be submitted before the end of the application deadline. Learn more about recognized certificates and other ways to prove your language skills.
This evidence of your language proficiency confirms that you comply with the minimum language requirements for admission to the program. Depending on the program and your individual background, it may be necessary for you to keep working on your language skills during your studies. Be sure to take a look at the services of our Language Center.
Languages of instruction:
The languages of instruction for this program are German or English. This means that you can complete your studies in either German or English.
Binding Regulations for Progression of Studies, Examinations and Application
Application and Admission
How does the application process work?
Minimum requirements to apply for a Master's program at TUM are a recognized undergraduate degree (e.g. a bachelor’s) and the successful completion of the aptitude assessment procedure. Aptitude assessment allows the TUM school or department to which you are applying the opportunity to evaluate your individual talents and motivation for study.
You must apply online using the TUMonline application portal. After completing the online application process, you will receive a list of documents you must submit to TUM in hard copy by the application deadline.
- Applying for a master’s program: Application, admission requirements and more
- Important information about your application from the TUM school or department
Which application documents do I need to submit?
- Online Application Print-out (signed)
- Degree Certificate and Diploma or Subject and Grade Transcript of Studies to Date (certified copy)
- Transcript of Records (certified copy)
- Proof of German Language Proficiency (certified copy) - international applicants only
- Proof of English Language Proficiency (certified copy)
- Letter of Motivation
- Complete and Current Résumé (CV)
- Confirmations of Apprenticeships, Internships or Other Qualifications where Appropriate
- Passport (copy)
- Most Current Photo (as for ID)
- Student Health Insurance Certificate
- Preliminary evaluation by uni-assist for graduate certificates (i.e. a bachelor's degree) obtained in a country outside of the EU/EEA
We may require additional documents depending on the type of educational background you earned and your country of origin (e.g. GRE, GATE, APS). After completing the online application process, you will receive a list of documents you must submit to TUM in hard copy by the application deadline.
What application periods and deadlines do I need to meet?
Application period for winter semester: 01.03. - 31.05.
Application period for summer semester: 01.10. - 15.01.
Our online application portal TUMonline will create an application form and a checklist with the documents you have to hand in. The checklist shows which documents you need for admission and which for enrollment.
You must submit the signed application form before the application deadline. We also ask you to submit the documents you need for admission within the application deadline. If individual documents for admission are not available to you in time, you can hand them in until 15.08. for the winter semester and until 15.02. for the summer semester.
Please also submit the documents we need for your enrollment as soon as possible. If individual documents for enrollment are not available to you yet, you can hand them in up to five weeks after the start of the lecture period. However, we recommend that you submit all required documents well before the semester begins, as you will not be enrolled until all documents have been received.
Please check your TUMonline account regularly, to see if we have any queries to your documents or if you have to amend one or more documents.
On what basis does TUM select applicants for admission?
Selection takes place through an aptitude assessment procedure. Aptitude assessment is a two-part procedure after the submission of an official application to a program. In this procedure, the TUM school or department determines whether you meet the specific requirements for its master’s degree program.
In the initial stages, the grades you obtained during your bachelor's program, as well as your written documents, will be evaluated using a point system. Depending on the amount of points accumulated, applicants are either immediately admitted, rejected or invited to an admissions interview.
Where can I find the online application portal?
The online application process takes place through our application portal TUMonline
Do I have to complete an internship?
A practical training (internship) at least six months in relevant companies or authorities which must be completed prior to the study.