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Landscape Architecture

Sapienza University of Rome
2 years
Master's degree
Scholarships available
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Program description

Landscape Architecture

The course pursues the objective of completing a training in the field of Landscape Architecture. This integrates multidisciplinary knowledge and skills, useful at different scales of designing, also to acquire the ability to collaborate in interdisciplinary teams.

The training follows the European model, with activities to obtain skills in planning, design and management of landscapes in their natural and anthropic components; to meet human and natural, functional and aesthetic needs, based on the physical, ecological characteristics and the cultural and aesthetic values of the landscape, the potential and the critical aspects of the contexts.

The knowledge for training of the landscape architect, according to IFLA, are:

  1. the history and theories of landscape;
  2. the aesthetic theories influencing the landscape project;
  3. the ecology and the “nature-based solutions” for the landscape project;
  4. the relationships between landscape and urban transformations;
  5. environmental protection;
  6. relations between man and the environment;
  7. the protection, conservation, and restoration of historical landscapes;
  8. landscape architecture in the transformation processes at any scale;
  9. preparatory analyses for landscape design;
  10. methods and techniques of representation and communication;
  11. production, regulatory and management processes;
  12. legislation relating to landscape projects.

Admission requirements

Enrollment is subject to verification of the student's requirements and personal preparation. In short, you need a university degree or an equivalent qualification, in the fields of landscape architecture, architectural sciences, territorial, urban, environmental and landscape planning sciences, building construction sciences and techniques, agricultural and forestry sciences and techniques, and similar.

Students must have acquired at least 90 ECTS credits in previous university programs in the disciplines listed in "Entry Requirements". All of these are basic and mandatory requirements for registration. Any necessary curricular integration, in terms of ECTS, must be acquired before the assessment of the student's individual preparation.

Minimum GPA: 65/100

Minimum English Language Requirements: Upper-Intermediate (CEFR Level B2)The following test scores are accepted:

  • IELTS Academic 6.0 or higherTOEFL IbT 80 or higherCambridge B2 First or higherTOEIC Listening&Reading 720 or higherGESE Grade 8

Please note: the above requirements may be waived for students holding a degree from an accredited institution where English is the primary language of instruction.

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Program content

First year

  • Landscape Aesthetics
  • Theories of Contemporary Landscape
  • Phytogeography and Applied Geobotany
  • Urban Forestry and Landscape
  • Landscape Representation
  • Geotechnical Studies of Territories
  • Landscape Design Studio I

Elective course

  • Restoration and Landscape Studio

Second year

  • Planning and Landscape Infrastructures Studio
  • Landscape Design Studio II

Elective course

  • Internship - Workshop - It Skills
  • Other Language Skills
  • Final Thesis

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Tuition fees

The tuition fee for this program is €1000 per year. 


Learning Outcomes

The Inter-University Masters Degree in Landscape Architecture seeks to provide students with a complete, updated formation, oriented towards the acquisition of knowledge, instruments and methodologies needed for the profession of the Landscape Architect, as according to Italian legislation and with relation to the contemporary (also international) job market. It achieves an integration of knowledge and skills in the fields of planning and management of landscape to various scales; it provides students with the skills to cooperate with other professional figures in the fields of Architecture, Engineering and Natural, Agronomic and Forest Sciences, of other Social and Humanist Sciences; and this takes place through a constant improvement of the students’ skills, in turn continuously adjusted to the increasingly urgent physical and social transformations.These tasks require a broadening of the knowledge, towards subjects which are more and more relevant to the landscape project, turning the Landscape Architect towards an increasingly more holistic direction.

Career opportunities

The Landscape Architect can exercise the described activities in private practice or as a consultant, within design, planning or management processes promoted in the public or private sphere. Graduates can also work as Officials or Directors in public institutions of planning and control, or in private companies operating in the fields of landscape design and promotion.

Further career opportunities are represented by the pursuit of third level formation, PhDs and Specialization Schools.

Graduates who have a sufficient number of ECTSs in the SSDs established by the current legislation, can apply to admission tests for secondary teaching training.

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00185 Rome

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