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.
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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.
Students on the programme are automatically admitted to the first courses of the semester:
- Explorations into Landscape Architecture, 15 credits
- Landscape Theory in Architectural and Planning Practice, 15 credits
As of the 2nd semester, some courses are elective. This means that students apply for courses for each semester at www.universityadmissions.se.
In addition to being admitted to the programme, students need an approved portfolio for some of the courses. The eligibility requirements are described in the course syllabuses.
The following courses have a portfolio requirement:
- Design Project – Site, Concept and Theory, 15 credits
- Design Project – Composition and Materiality, 15 credits
- Planning Project – Driving Forces and Contemporary Tendencies, 15 credits
- Planning Project – Large Scale Structures, Analysis and EIA, 15 credits
- Digital landscape visualisation, 15 credits
The course schedule shows which courses are offered and when. The course schedule and the programme syllabus are available on the programme page.
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This education 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.
Programme scope: 2 years, 120 credits
Next start: Alnarp, 31 August 2020
Number of admission places: 25
Application period 16 Oct 2019 - 15 jan 2020: All international students
Application period 16 March 2020-15 April 2020: Swedish students and students within EU/EEA
Tuition fee for non-EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens:
First instalment: 90 000 SEK
Total programme: 360 000 SEK
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