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Internasjonal master i landskapsarkitektur 2 år

The International Master of Landscape Architecture gives our students a platform of skills, competence and knowledge, based on design and research, to operate as professional landscape architects. It fosters the capacity to understand and act in diverse contexts, ranging from cities to extreme landscapes and territories.
The study programme provides students with the knowledge and skills to become effective practitioners and researchers in the field of landscape architecture. 

The aim of the programme is to train design-driven landscape architects who can operate globally, contributing to sustainable development across scales and geographies. Landscape architects graduating from this programme will contribute with new knowledge and methods for shaping the public realm, in accordance with high standards of international professional and academic practice.   

Through a sequence of landscape projects developed under a studio model, culminating in an independent diploma project, the students acquire the necessary competences to practice as landscape architects. The curriculum provides expertise in design, technology, representation, history and theory. This knowledge is disseminated in an environment that promotes interdisciplinarity and cross-cultural exchange. The programme also offers the possibility of exchange across a range of institutions in Europe. 
At a time when the increased pressure of climate change and extended urbanisation – exerted by global sustainability goals – expand the scope of the discipline, the development of landscape projects is complemented by AHO’s ongoing research on design methods, sustainable urban development, anticipatory practices and ecologically driven design. 


AHO provides access to a wide range of tools, sharing resources with AHO’s Architecture and Design programmes, and as such, the school offers the possibility to experiment with techniques and media that reach beyond the traditional limits of landscape architecture. 
The International Master of Landscape Architecture at AHO is IFLA Europe accredited, and has twice received the prestigious “International Prize for Landscape Schools” by the International Biennal of Landscape Architecture, Barcelona (2014 and 2018), the most prestigious recognition for schools of landscape architecture. 
AHO’s surrounding context is the Oslo metropolitan region, a vital location ideal for studying the link between cities and natural systems, particularly in regard to hydrology and topography. Oslo is a productive laboratory to explore pressing ecological challenges related to contemporary urbanization. This exciting context also enables this landscape education to reach global agendas, mainly through travelling studios and faculty research that include the Arctic and Subarctic regions, Latin America, Asia, and Europe. 
AHO's Master of Landscape Architecture is a 120 ECTS programme. Admission requires a bachelor's degree in landscape architecture or architecture. 

Credit: Miguel Hernandez and Sepher  Jafari - "Acting summer, walking rain", 2nd semester Master Studio

Studio-based teaching 

Comprehensive studio courses are key elements of the academic programmes at AHO. The studio courses focus on projects integrating academic knowledge and applied skills.  


The diploma is the student’s concluding project and is completed during the final semester. The diploma is an independently formulated project, but it can also be linked to research by our faculty. Diplomas are evaluated by external examiners, after which the degree of Master of Landscape Architecture is awarded. 


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Credit: Slvia Diaconu and Alisha Baker. "Objects as grounds" 3rd semester master studio.

  • International Master of Landscape Architecture is a two-year 120 ECTS programme.
  • The programme is in English.
  • Admission requires a bachelor's degree in landscape architecture or architecture.