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Landscape Architecture, MPhil, PhD

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #20 (QS) ,
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. The Landscape Architecture programme is offered by The University of Edinburgh.

About

Our innovative, practice-led research engages with developing agendas in the public realm, urban open space, green space networks and sustainable, healthy environments. The Landscape Architecture programme is offered by The University of Edinburgh. 

Training and support

All of our research students benefit from ECA’s interdisciplinary approach and all are assigned two research supervisors. Your second supervisor may be from another discipline within ECA, or from somewhere else within the College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences or elsewhere within the University, according to the expertise required. On occasion more than two supervisors will be assigned, particularly where the degree brings together multiple disciplines.

Our research culture is supported by seminar and public lecture programmes and discussion groups. You will be required to undertake research training during your degree. This will take the form of one or more semester-long courses consisting of workshops on research methodologies, designed for students working in landscape architecture, architecture and allied disciplines.

In addition, there are opportunities to access a wide range of research methods courses across the College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences.

You may also take any of the short postgraduate skills training courses offered by the Institute for Academic Development, or any other research methods training suggested by your supervisor.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: We encourage you to apply at least one month prior to entry so that we have enough time to process your application. 
  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
    • Duration description
      PhD - 3 years
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 48 months
    • Duration description
      PhD - 6 years
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

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.
  • 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.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    100

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General Requirements

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

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19000 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4327 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4327 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
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MPhil PT fees

  • Home/EU - £2,164
  • International - £9,500
PhD FT fees
  • Home/EU - £4,327
  • International - £19,000
PhD PT fees
  • Home/EU - £2,164
  • International - £9,500

Living costs for Edinburgh

  • 725 - 1170 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

  • Edinburgh College of Art scholarships

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