Undergraduate study - 2023 entry
Open to the world

Subject area: Landscape Architecture

Why choose Landscape Architecture at the University of Edinburgh?

  • Our landscape architecture programme has full accreditation from the Landscape Institute (LI), the chartered body for the landscape profession in the UK.

  • You will develop professional experience though an integrated practice working period which combines online learning with career experience, helping to prepare you for life in practice.

  • We are the only UK institution to offer a collaborative European Masters in Landscape Architecture (EMiLA), which you can apply for on successful completion of Year 3. This is accredited by the Landscape Institute.

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Introducing Landscape Architecture

Landscape architecture is a creative discipline that focuses on intervention in the landscape through:

  • imaginative design
  • strategic thinking
  • scientific precision

It analyses, represents, reclaims, reinvents and constructs landscapes as places with meaning. It is positioned at the interface between art and design, and the physical, natural and social sciences.

Creative and ethical practice

Our programme is committed to educating designers, promoting students and professionals to maintain a practice that is:

  • creative
  • inventive
  • intelligent
  • rigorous
  • ethical

Our staff are also designers, makers and theorists who engage with both local and global landscapes in their ongoing research and practice.

Our programme is structured in three interconnected strands:

  • design
  • theory
  • techniques

We have a unique relationship with the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, where you will learn about plants and horticulture from world-leading researchers and scientists.

You will also have the opportunity to take up placements worldwide. We currently offer exchange opportunities with renowned landscape architecture institutions in:

  • mainland Europe
  • Australia


MA Landscape Architecture is a four-year honours programme that is accredited by the Landscape Institute.

BA Programme

We also offer an alternative three-year BA programme which will enable accelerated progress or development and may be selected by students towards the end of Year 2.