In addition to the bachelor's degree programmes, the Department Landscape Architecture of Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences in collaboration with the Nürtingen-Geislingen University of Business and the Environment offers the IMLA (International Master of Landscape Architecture) master's degree programme, which is conducted in English.
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Master of Engineering (M.Eng.)
3 semesters (90 ECTS)
Depending on the entry qualification, additional work may need to be carried out, which increases the duration of the course to a total of four semesters (120 ECTS).
English (required level: B2) - some supplementary materials will also be available in German
The language of instruction on the IMLA degree programme is English. Proof of an English-language certificate to level B2 (CEFR) is required for the application.
Non-German-speaking students also receive instruction in German in preparation for the practical semester. A German-language certificate to level A2 (CEFR) must be presented by the end of the first year of study.
Alternates annually between Weihenstephan and Nürtingen
Every year in the summer semester (March) of the year following the closing date for applications.
The closing date for applications is 15 November. The application process for both locations is carried out centrally through the Nürtingen-Geislingen University of Business and the Environment using the uni-assist online portal. Information is available at:
Admission is decided through a selection process. The admissions requirements for the IMLA master's degree programme are as follows:
This challenging degree programme that looks to the future comprises the following practice-based subject specialisms: projects; international planning and design; planning and project management; information technologies in planning and design; and planning and design methods. The result is the provision of high-quality education and training. The education and training are closely tailored to the needs of employers and provide the necessary expertise and skills for scientific work within the discipline.
The IMLA has strong practical relevance. External specialists in the fields of management and digital planning methods play an integrated role in the teaching or are called upon to act as guest critics for project work. The entire team has excellent subject and teaching qualifications.
The IMLA is aimed at graduates in landscape architecture or related disciplines such as spatial and environmental planning, urban and metropolitan planning, architecture, or equivalent education and training with planning and spatial relevance.
The IMLA focuses on current aspects of landscape architecture, also from an international perspective. The current focus is on landscape architecture in periurban spaces.
The International Master of Landscape Architecture degree programme, first accredited in 2004, was one of the first master's degree programmes to be accredited in the German-speaking world. With accreditation in accordance with the standards of the German Accreditation Agency for Study Programmes in Architecture and Planning (ASAP), the IMLA degree programme complies with the European-wide guidelines of the EFLA Education Policy Document and the worldwide guidelines of the UNESCO/UIA Charter of Architectural Education.
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