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Programme Aims and Features
The Bachelor of Arts in Landscape Studies degree gives students the knowledge and technical skills to create sustainable design solutions to complex development issues, through respect for the environment, culture and society, and the intelligent use of materials and technologies.
BA(LS) courses include practical and theoretical studies in landscape design, history, theory, ecology, landscape sciences, planting, sustainability, community, construction technology, visual communication and digital technology. Landscape design studio projects are based on topical issues, and students explore diverse approaches to a wide range of environmental and development challenges, looking to create places that have identity, vibrancy and diversity.
Undergraduate students are encouraged to participate in the Faculty's overseas field trips, community workshops, and exchange programmes with overseas institutions.
BA(LS) is a first degree leading on to the more specialised, professional Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) degree, and then to a professional qualification and registration as a landscape architect. The BA(LS) programme provides an excellent general arts education that will give students the ability to enter other related design or research fields.
The BA(LS) degree is a first degree leading to the more specialized, professional Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) degree, and then to a professional qualification and registration as a landscape architect. The BA(LS) program provides an excellent general arts education that will give students the confidence to enter other related design or research fields.
It is expected that many of our graduates will pursue specialized academic studies and research in landscape architecture or adjacent disciplines at The University of Hong Kong, and other leading institutions in Asia, Australia, Europe, and North America.
The demand for landscape architecture has increased in recent years in response to rising awareness of environmental and quality of life issues.
Many of our graduates join professional consultancy firms and work with landscape architects, architects, engineers, ecologists, planners, etc., or work for contractors, or as site supervisory staff, or in landscape management. Others work for government offices, non-profit organizations, or advocacy groups.