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.
You will explore landscape and environmental topics with contemporary relevance to both urban and rural contexts. You will learn skills that prepare you to face some of the most meaningful challenges currently happening in our cities and wider territories. These include resilience to climate change, regeneration of polluted and contaminated areas, or adaptation to the increase of human populations.
We are the only UK institution to offer a collaborative European Masters in Landscape Architecture (EMiLA), accredited by the Landscape Institute, which you can apply for on successful completion of Year 3.
Our students go on to achieve a high level of recognition and success and they regularly win the Landscape Institute's Student Portfolio Prize and Student Dissertation Prize. Through the work of some of our recent graduates, we also won the title of ‘Best School’ at the Rosa Barba International Biennial of Landscape Architecture.
The programme allows students to collaborate on many projects. I feel this gives us valuable skills in communication and teamwork allowing the best ideas to flow.
Introducing Landscape Architecture
Landscape architecture is a creative discipline that focuses on intervention in the landscape through imaginative design, strategic thinking and 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.
Our programme is committed to educating designers who are creative, inventive, intelligent, rigorous and ethical in their practice as both students and professionals. 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 and 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 have the opportunity to take up practical placement opportunities worldwide. We currently offer exchange opportunities with renowned landscape architecture institutions in mainland Europe and Australia.
MA Landscape Architecture is a four-year honours programme that is accredited by the Landscape Institute.
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.