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Masters in Landscape Architecture

SLU - Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Alnarp
Fall 2021

Program description

Masters in Landscape Architecture

In one of Europe’s largest campuses for education in Landscape Design, Landscape Planning and Landscape Management and Construction, this master’s programme gives you a possibility to in depth studies in varied areas of Landscape Architecture.

You will get a deeper understanding of the relation between man and the environment and learn how to handle the processes of landscape change in the modern society. The campus of SLU Alnarp is located in the Öresund region close to Malmö and Copenhagen in one of the most vital regions of northern Europe with four universities nearby.

All the courses are delivered in English and the student population is a mixture of Swedish and international students. There is an international approach to assignments and literature at the programme, but you will get to know Scandinavia and the southern region of Sweden through projects and studies.

Admission requirements

General entry requirements: a Bachelor´s degree (undergraduate cycle) corresponding to a minimum of 180 credits

Specific entry requirements: 90 credits specialisation in one of the following subjects/educational areas:

  • Architecture
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Landscape Planning
  • Built Environment
  • Design
  • Spatial Planning
  • Geography
  • Landscape Science
  • Environmental Science

The specific admission requirements according to the above can also be fulfilled by those having corresponding qualifications from a foreign degree or if corresponding qualifications have been obtained in alternative ways. 

In addition, knowledge corresponding to English 6 (Swedish secondary school) is required. This is according to a local SLU decision fulfilled by those who have a degree comprising at least 180 credits at first cycle level from a Swedish higher educational institute or 120 credits completed studies at SLU. English 6 can also be achieved in other ways, which are specified on the University Admissions in Sweden website. 

For entry to the different courses included within the programme, the specific entry requirements prescribed for each individual course apply. Please Note: Later in the program some courses may require an approved portfolio. Read more on the programme page. 

It is further recommended that the applicant has knowledge and skills corresponding to at least 15 credits from studio/project courses in landscape architecture.


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Program content

The courses offered in this programme represent a broad range of subjects within the field Landscape Architecture. The education is based on contemporary and international theories in Landscape Architecture, but also on research and knowledge developed at the campus in relation with practise and the profession. You can for example find courses in open space design, in urban and rural landscape planning or in horticultural and dynamic vegetation design.

Besides these directions, you can also combine different types of courses to develop your own profile according to your own preferences and interests. The education uses a combination and synthesis of skill training and relevant theoretical input. You will use different computer programmes adapted for planning, design, analysis and presentation in the courses.  After one and half years of courses the studies end with a Master’s project (thesis) during one semester, where you independently plan and carry out a theoretical and practical project.

Tuition fees

Tuition fee for non-EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens:

  • First instalment: 90 000 SEK 
  • Total programme: 360 000 SEK

Qualification

Degree of Master (120 credits) of Science with a major in Landscape Architecture.

Career opportunities

This programme will give you a strong platform and the accurate tools for a forthcoming professional career within the field. Depending on your own country’s policy on professional certification, as well as the subject of your bachelor’s degree, you may be able to work as an urban planner, landscape designer or landscape manager, or in another profession that is based on knowledge about contemporary society and landscape development, sometimes in competition with professions such as landscape architects or architects.

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