International Master’s programme of Landscape Architecture (IMLA)

International Master’s programme of Landscape Architecture (IMLA)


The International Master’s programme of Landscape Architecture (IMLA) is a cooperation between two well-known universities in Germany since 2001:

    HfWU - Nürtingen-Geislingen University (near Stuttgart)
    HSWT - Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences (near Munich)

Admission requirements
Bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture, Landscape Planning, Architecture, Urban Planning or a related discipline with a planning and spatial relevance

Duration of studies
3 semesters (90 EC) or 4 semesters (120 EC) depending on the previous qualification

Academic qualification
Master of Engineering (M.Eng.)
Language of instruction - English (level B2 (CEFR) required with the application)
Location of studies - Alternates annually between the cities Nürtingen and Freising (Weihenstephan) depending on the year of the application
Application deadline - Each year by 15 November

Programme start - March of the year following the application deadline (summer semester)

Course Contents
IMLA follows the definition coined by ECLAS, the European Council of Landscape Architecture Schools:

‘Landscape architecture as a field of professional activity, and an academic discipline, is concerned with the shaping of landscapes at various scales. Core competences of landscape architecture centre on the process of intervention in landscapes to create new or revitalised places, by means of landscape planning, design and management, as well as by project implementation.’

(ECLAS Tuning Document, 2010)
Students benefit from international online seminars with guest speakers from all over Europe. Advanced e-learning methods as well as a modern e-learning management system support effective studies.

Programme Structure

The IMLA programme comprises the following practice-based subject areas:

  • Planning and Project Management
  • Information Technologies in Planning and Design
  • Planning and Design Methods
  • International Planning and Design
  • Planning and Design Studios
  • Master’s Thesis and Electives

Details about the modules can be found here

For more information, please visit

IFLA Europe
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IFLA Europe

Rue Général Tombeur 81 bus WAO 23
1040 Brussel, Belgium GSM: +32  492 319 451 Skype ID: ifla.europe Contact

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