Taught course

Landscape Architecture

University of Edinburgh · Landscape Architecture

Entry requirements

While we consider students from all backgrounds if they have a strong interest in landscape architecture and show creative potential, it is desirable to have a UK 1st or 2:1 honours degree or its international equivalent in an appropriate subject such as geography, planning or ecology.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme is taught by Edinburgh College of Art. Since 1 August 2011, Edinburgh College of Art has been part of the University of Edinburgh.

Students on this programme will benefit from studio-based learning in ECA's historic Lauriston Place campus, along with the exhibitions and events associated with a vibrant art college. The art college experience will be complemented by the University's extensive range of student support facilities, its libraries, student societies, and student accommodation.

Landscape Architecture focuses on intervention in the landscape through design, planning and management.

It envisions and builds a landscape for the future based on an understanding of the culture and science which forms it.

It is united around the concept of landscape which is generally understood to mean outdoor spaces, environments and relationships between people and places.

Landscape Architecture is concerned with landscapes of all types, both urban and rural, and at all scales from the smallest open space to the region.

It is concerned with building a sustainable future for the landscape that we inhabit.

Information for international students

Non native English speakers must have passed a relevant English language qualification i.e. IELTS 6, TOEFL-pBT 550, TOEFL-iBT 76.

Fees and funding

Funding support might be available through SAAS or the appropriate LEA.

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Qualification and course duration


full time
21 months

Course contact details

ECA Graduate School
+44 (0) 131 651 5736