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Master i Landskapsarkitektur kull 2021 (Tromsø)

Master i landskapsarkitektur
Syklus 2
4 semester
Master in Landscape Architecture Class of 2021 (Tromsø)
Emne2021 Høst2022 Vår2022 Høst2023 Vår
65 511 Territorial practices
65 702 Pre diploma Landscape architecture,Tromsø
12 805 Diploma Landscape architecture, Tromsø



A landscape architect should be a proficient designer who can operate within the framework of sustainable societal development. As a landscape architect you should be able to master the materials, methods,and tools of landscape architecture, and contribute both practically, artistically and scientifically to the development of the field.

The basis for the master’s in landscape architecture is in the local, establishing a global laboratory which gives special emphasis to arctic/subarctic conditions, including the natural and man-made transformationswhich affect both society and the ecosystem in the Arctic/subarctic.

The aim of the study programme is to conduct research into, and produce new knowledge about, how we can protect, shape, and further develop particularly vulnerable landscapes within communities in a state of flux. The programme focuses on urban, landscape and territorial practices. This differentiation makes it possible to add different perspectives to the spectrum of human activities which impact and form landscapes in the arctic/subarctic region. These three perspectives overlap with each other and are thematised in the studio courses

The study programme aims at educating landscape architects with strong design skills and a thorough understanding of the spatial connections in and across cities, landscapes and territories. Candidates graduating from this programme will have the professional landscape architectural competence to give form to our environment using everything from process management, urban planning to design-based project development.


Eligible for admission to a PhD programme

Job opportunities

Landscape architects have job opportunities in both the private and public sector,with consultant firms and private landscape architecture offices, municipalities, the counties, and diverse government agencies.Master’s in Landscape Architectureis a two-yearstudy programme atUITThe Arctic University of Norway, Academy of ArtsinTromsø.

Forventet læringsutbytte

After passing the course the student will have the following learning outcomes:


  • Have in-depth knowledge about landscape architecture as a practical, artistic, and scientific discipline, its media, history, theories, and methods.
  • Be able to master landscape architecture through specialised insight into natural and man-made materials and how they are influenced through composition, delimitation, and design. Dynamic transformation processes in vulnerable landscapes and communities within the Arctic/subarctic are emphasised.
  • Be able to use knowledge about the natural, societal and cultural, and qualify and integrate these into  landscape architectural design.
  • Be able to critically analyse and discuss how landscape architecture impacts the environment in the short and long term, with particular emphasis on cultural understanding, place, and the relation between the natural and man-made.



  • Have a comprehensive ability to analyse critically, qualify, explain, and argue for designs and solutions within landscape architecture through complex planning and project work.
  • Be able to independently implement and lead planning and project work within the field of landscape architecture.
  • Be able to take a critical position to relevant theories and methods within landscape architecture and maintain an openness for interdisciplinary insight.     
  • Have the ability to drive scientific and artistic knowledge production within the field, with special emphasis on the landscape architect’s main area of work; design-based project development.



  • Be able to independently analyse, plan and give form to landscape architecture projects of various scales in different local, urban, and territorial contexts. The competency should be directed towards dynamic transformation processes in vulnerable landscapes and communities and be in accordance with professional standards.
  • Be able to apply professional knowledge and skills to processes for a society in constant transformation and be prepared to take professional leadership in sustainable societal development.
  • Be able to communicate and convey issues, analyses, and conclusions from within the field of landscape architecture to both specialists and the general public as well as contribute to the innovation and development of the field of landscape architecture.
Undervisnings- og vurderingsformer

To reach learning outcomes, the students must expect to work a minimum of forty hours a week on their studies. Teaching and working methods are described in more detail in the individual course plans. Teaching can include lectures, fieldwork/excursions, group work, individual project work, seminars, workshops and similar. Project/studio work with direct teacher/student - student/student dialogue will make up a significant part of the teaching process. Attendance, extensive participation, and the ability to work both independently and collaboratively are expected.


Arrangements for examination and continuation of study are described in the individual course plans.


The most common methods of examination are written examination, oral examination, project reports and portfolio assessment, in various combinations.


The following assessment terms are used:

  • Pass/fail, or
  • A graded scale with five levels where A to E is a pass, and F is a fail.
Organisering og arbeidsmåter

The programme is a full-time course over two years as specified below in the programme structure.


The place of study is Tromsø.


Studio courses (24ECTS) / Diploma (30ECTS)

Supplementary courses (6ECTS)

1st semester

Studio 1: Urban practices

Digital landscapes

2nd semester

Studio 2: Landscape practices

Perspectives on nature and landscape practices

Alternative exchange semester to approved educational institution (30ECTS)

3rd semester

Studio 3: Territorial practices


4th semester

Diploma thesis/Master’s thesis

Krav til utstyr eller ferdigheter

The programme is best suited to applicants with an interest in design, and artistic and scientific innovation work, in addition to an understanding and interest in natural, cultural, and social conditions. To participate in the programme students must have basic skills in the use of digital tools, and access to their own laptop. Students will receive access to necessary digital software.


The international perspective, focusing on the arctic and the subarctic regions, is catered for through an English language curriculum, international lecturers and different learning activities.

Exchanges with approved partner institutions can be arranged. Exchanges can take place in the third semester.


Students must have met the exam requirements in accordance with the standard study progression before the exchange can be approved. Pre-diploma (LAN-3092) should be completed and accepted before the student can begin the 4th semester Diploma thesis/Master’s thesis (LAN-3900)

Evaluering og kvalitetssikring

Evaluation of the study program is in accordance with the quality assurance system for the educational activities at UiT Norway's Arctic University and evaluation plans at UMAK, Academy of Fine Arts.



Studiet passer for deg som er interessert i sammenhengen mellom utbyggingsmønstre og landskap, hvordan vi forvalter naturressurser, hvordan vi former omgivelsene våre i ulike skalaer, hvordan klimaendringene vil påvirke utformingen av omgivelsene våre og motsatt, hvordan utformingen av omgivelsene våre kan påvirke klimaendringene. Studiet krever både kreativt fokus og faglig kunnskap, samt forståelse for kulturelle og samfunnsmessige forhold.