AHO’s Master of Landscape Architecture is a 120 ECTS programme over two years. Admission requires a bachelor in Landscape architecture or other relevant and equivalent education. The teaching language is English.
The programme focuses on the relationship between landscape history, contemporary landscape challenges, and possible futures for urban, rural and territorial scale landscapes.The teaching is design and research based. It builds capacity to understand and intervene in diverse contexts ranging from cities to extreme landscapes and territories.
This programme ties in with AHO’s unique history of landscape driven architecture, as well as the rich Norwegian design culture where large energy and infrastructural development has been linked to innovative ways of mediating and designing within natural environments.
The school’s context is the Oslo metropolitan region, a vital environment and ideal location to study the link between cities and natural systems, particularly in regards to hydrology and topography. As a city that has been experiencing growth while remaining entangled in delicate ecosystems, Oslo is a productive laboratory to explore pressing challenges related to contemporary urbanism. Water urbanism and water management is an essential part of the curriculum and an excellent example that bridges local and global challenges. Water in its diverse manifestations is both a context and medium for artistic expression and urban agendas.
Another important context for the institute is Arctic Urbanism and landscapes. Arctic settlements face challenges from industrial and infrastructural development as well as climate change and the need for landscape architectural thinking and design is acute.
Within this exciting context, the landscape programme contributes to build global agendas, particularly through traveling studios that address Arctic, Latin American, Asian, and European landscapes and territories.
AHO’s international masters program in landscape architecture is one of the youngest in the world. This grants us the opportunity to be innovative, to experiment and to explore the currents frontier of landscape architectural methodologies. No doubt climate change is one of these, and our particular focus on northern contexts builds specific knowledge that is adaptable to any landscape that is subject to rapid change.
Teaching and programme structure
Teaching is studio-based in an environment of constant personal contact with Scandinavian and international practitioners, researchers and educators. AHO provides access to a diverse palette of tools and shares resources with the architecture and design programs. Within this environment of shared resources, AHO promotes constant experimentation with diverse landscape media that extends beyond horticultural material. Media and technology are areas explored in synchrony with the architecture and design institutes, and as such the school offers the possibility to experiment with techniques and tools that extend beyond the traditional limits of landscape architecture.
Each semester, the studios evolve around a core theme and is supported by particular techniques and experiments that focus on one of three successive landscape media: ground, live matter, and form in time. Each studio course is flanked by a theoretical elective course. The fourth semester is an independent diploma semester.
- Submit application: Søknadsweb
- Søknadsweb opens: January 2020 (TBA)
- Deadline: March 1st, 12:00 (Noon)
- Response: April 20th in Søknadsweb
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Students who have completed a bachelor’s degree or equivalent undergraduate education in landscape architecture, architecture or other related spatial design studies are welcome to apply for admission to the International Master of Landscape Architecture at AHO.
International applicants from outside the Nordic countries must document satisfactory English skills. NB! Documentation of satisfactory knowledge of English must be uploaded before March 1st. Make sure to plan to take the IELTS/TOEFL in time.
All applications must be submitted digitally through our online application service Søknadsweb. You can register your application between January 7th and March 1st , 12:00 (Noon).
In Søknadsweb you will first be asked to register as an international applicant. After registration you will receive an email with the logon credentials. It will not be possible to submit applications after 12:00 (Noon) (GMT +1) March 1st.).
The following attachments must be uploaded to Søknadsweb in order to complete the application:
- Transcript of records from previous relevant education, in English or Norwegian (certified translator)
- Digital portfolio
- Letter of motivation
- Documentation of satisfactory knowledge of English
Documents must be uploaded in pdf or jpeg format. Maximum file size per document is 15 MB
If you complete your bachelor’s degree later in the spring or summer, you must submit transcripts of records from the semesters you have completed by the application deadline.
- Application guidelines
If the AHO Assessment Committee should find it necessary, applicants may be called for a video interview.
Your portfolio should be uploaded in a one-file pdf-format (max 15 MB) and will be evaluated by a jury (AHO Assessment Committee). Your portfolio should contain a selection of your works/projects and can be from both studies and work experience. The jury will look for knowledge and sensibility towards various aspects of landscape architecture/architecture studies, they will see if you manage to show skills and variety of representation, and also asses the layout of the portfolio: structure, length, clarity and conveying of concept rather than completed and fulfilled assignments. Absolute requirement is that the works must be your own.
Incomplete or late applications
Please note that it will not be possible to submit applications after 12.00 on March 1st.
Incomplete applications and applications received after the deadline (by e-mail/regular mail) will not be taken into consideration.
Response to the application
The results will be ready by April 20th. From this date you can log on to Søknadsweb to check the status of your application.
Undergraduate diploma inspection
All applicants that get admitted to AHO must present original diploma with transcript of records from undergraduate studies for inspection upon arrival at AHO. Deadline: the first week of school
Applicants who hand in falsified documents will be reported to the police.
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