Research course

Landscape Architecture

Institution
University of Edinburgh · Landscape Architecture
Qualifications
MPhilPhD

Entry requirements

Normally a UK masters degree, or its international equivalent. We will also take any professional experience into account.

All applicants must also meet our English language requirements.

Months of entry

September

Course content

We offer a rare opportunity to work within a strong landscape architecture research culture that is recognised internationally and reflected in the range of collaborations with other leading researchers. Our innovative, practice-led research engages with developing agendas in the public realm, urban open space, green space networks and sustainable, healthy environments.

Our research profile includes the following areas:

  • Inclusive access to outdoor environments, led by the OPENspace research centre. This takes a cross-cutting approach to explore how public open space, urban parks and squares, green spaces and rural areas can contribute to quality of life. Our work includes a focus on the benefits to be gained from getting outdoors and the barriers currently experienced by different users, particularly those from disadvantaged groups.
  • Innovative, practice-led design research, especially involving collaborations with artists and designers from disciplines outside landscape architecture.
  • Environmental perception, including empirical research on the transactional nature of people’s engagement with place.
  • Landscape design and planning to support young children, teenagers, older people, and other age groups and sectors within the population.
  • The history and theory of landscape architecture, including development of the public role of the landscape architect in the 19th and 20th centuries.
  • Research on salutogenic environments (the health-enhancing qualities of engagement with certain types of landscape) and on discerning the mechanisms behind any links between wellbeing and the natural environment.

Information for international students

To find out about the support offered to international student at Edinburgh from arrival to graduation visit: http://www.ed.ac.uk/studying/international

Fees and funding

Visit Scholarships and Student Funding Services at: http://www.ed.ac.uk/student-funding.

Qualification and course duration

MPhil

part time
48 months
full time
24 months

PhD

part time
72 months
full time
36 months

Course contact details

Name
Edinburgh College of Art Postgraduate Office
Email
ecaresearchdegrees@ed.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)131 651 5741