Normally a UK masters degree, or its international equivalent. We will also take any professional experience into account.
Months of entry
January, September, April
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.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Edinburgh College of Art Postgraduate Office
- +44 (0)131 651 5741