Focus of the programme

The IMLA focuses on current aspects of Landscape Architecture, also from an international perspective. At present the projects are mainly related to urban and peri-urban landscapes in Germany, Europe and beyond. Students in this programme

  • interact in differing scenarios
  • apply methodical approaches
  • link planning and design
  • improve leadership qualities
  • make international contacts
  • get involved in projects throughout Europe and beyond
  • learn how to deal with various landscapes within different planning systems and cultures
  • benefit from the joint know-how of two universities and their international partners
  • get inspired by noted guest lectures

Master of Engineering

An internationally recognised Master of Engineering (M. Eng.) degree is awarded upon successful completion of the Master's examination.

Target group

The IMLA is aimed at graduates with a Bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture or a related discipline with a planning and spatial relevance (Application).

Locations of the Programme Universities

HfWU - Nürtingen-Geislingen University (in Nürtingen / Baden-Württemberg, near Stuttgart)
HSWT - Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences (in Freising / Bavaria, near Munich)

Location of studies

The programme location alternates each year between the cities Nürtingen and Freising (Weihenstephan) - depending on the year of the application. The IMLA lecturers teach at both universities.


The International Master of Landscape Architecture programme is accredited according to the standards of the German Accreditation Agency for Study Programmes in Architecture and Planning. It complies with the requirements of the IFLA Education Policy Document and the guidelines of the worldwide UNESCO / UIA Charter for Architectural Education.