Master of Urban Horticulture

The University of Melbourne

This program teaches students how to design, implement and manage urban landscapes. Students gain an understanding of the biological, socio-cultural and environmental factors that shape horticultural systems. The program is delivered in 9 hectares of heritage-listed gardens at Burnley campus, Australia's leading centre for horticultural education with over 120 years of experience. The campus features a unique collection of Indigenous and exotic plants; a landscape construction area; the demonstration green roof highlighting the benefits of urban green infrastructure; training gardens for design and maintenance; container and field nurseries; a horticultural library; and experimental plots.

Course Fee:

Australian: $63,501
International: $83,968

Entry Requirements:

An undergraduate degree or graduate or postgraduate certificate in any discipline with a weighted average mark of at least 75%, or equivalent, for a CSP, or 65%, or equivalent, for an Australian or international fee place. If you have completed an undergraduate degree in plant science or horticulture with a weighted average mark of at least 65%, you may be eligible for entry into the 150 point program. The Graduate Diploma in Urban Horticulture can be used as an exit point from the Master of Urban Horticulture.


200 credit point program comprising: 75 points of core subjects, 25 points of professional toolbox subjects, minimum of 25 points of research project, and minimum of 25 points of discipline electives.

Subjects you can Study:

Urban horticulture

Study Pathways:

Completion of an honours program or a Graduate Diploma in Urban Horticulture (or equivalent) will give an advanced standing of 100 points into the Master of Urban Horticulture. Completion of a Graduate Certificate in Garden Design will give an advanced standing of 50 points into the Master of Urban Horticulture.

Further information:

Graduates are employed in careers including arboriculture, commerce, sales, education, revegetation and restoration, training, garden design, landscape and open space management, horticultural media, nurseries, or research and development in emerging areas such as green infrastructure, urban food production, and social and therapeutic horticulture.

Who for:

Those seeking professional employment or research careers in urban horticulture

Accepts International Students:


Related Careers:

Agricultural Scientist,
Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Burnley No info Yes Part time 4 years
Burnley No info Yes Full time 2 years
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With a 160-year history of leadership in learning, teaching and research, the University of Melbourne has grown to be an internationally respected institution, consistently ranked as one of the world’s leading universities – number one in Australia and number 32 in the world*. 

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Alongside our industry-focused academics, there are internships and volunteering opportunities to give you real-world work experience and develop leadership qualities, while giving you the chance to contribute to the community.


Admission and Selection

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Study options 

Our approach means you can create your own study path based on your interests and abilities, but with flexibility to explore new options along the way. In a world where careers are changing fast and employers want analytical and adaptable thinking, this flexibility has never been more important. 

Our bachelor degrees are offered in: Agriculture, Arts, Biomedicine, Commerce, Design, Fine Arts, Music, Oral Health, and Science and cover more than 100 areas of study. Our professional graduate programs include architecture, criminology, education, engineering, finance, law, medicine, nursing, optometry, psychology, urban planning, veterinary medicine and many, many more. 

We’ve also introduced a new suite of courses that bundle your undergraduate degree with your graduate study. These Graduate Degree Packages mean you’ll have the assurance of a guaranteed graduate place at the time you receive your offer. 

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