• Application Deadline
  • 24 months


Landscapes form our living environment. Natural landscapes are often beautiful in themselves. However, most of those we now live in are the result of our complex interaction with the natural world. 

The new generation of landscape architects and spatial planners understands the challenges we face when shaping and creating the landscapes that form a key component of our living environment. 

In this Landscape Architecture and Planning programme at Wageningen University and Research, your goal is to study and design sustainable solutions for important landscape challenges such as climate change, energy needs, health, food security and urbanisation.

The two-year MSc programme Landscape Architecture and Planning has been designed to stimulate you to reach the top in the field of landscape architecture and spatial planning. You learn to understand and manage the complex relationships between people, nature and landscape. 

You combine your professional physical design and spatial planning skills with your ability to conduct research and to reflect extensively on the effects of your work. Key elements of this programme are both the creative process of making plans and designs on various spatial scales and with different time horizons, and the organisation of interactive and participatory decision making processes. 

Why join this MSc programme?

You are prepared to research independently and to reflect critically on the socio-political and environmental implications of your future profession, and the related spatial interventions in the real world and in people’s everyday lives. Your abilities are tested in the process of planning and design throughout the entire programme. You focus on some of the key challenges that determine and necessitate important landscape

transitions, for example:

  • The effects of climate change 
  • The need for sustainable energy sources
  • The demand for local food production within metropolitan areas
  • The impacts of globalisation on spaces and places 

Future career

Once you have graduated in Landscape Architecture and Planning, the labour market offers many fields and positions related to landscape, land use and the environment. Most graduates are employed by consultancy and engineering companies, planning and design agencies, district water boards, government agencies or universities. 

A number of graduates work for large, multinational firms such as Oranjewoud, Arcadis or Sweco, while others are employed by small and medium sized companies or continue their career in research.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Reflections on Planning and Design Practices
  • Landscape Theory and Analysis
  • Research Methodology for Planning and Design
  • Atelier Landscape Architecture and Planning 
  • Research Master Cluster: Proposal Writing
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Spatial Planning

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

General Requirements

  • A BSc degree (or equivalent) in a field of sciencerelevant to your selected programme. For the specialisation Landscape Architecture, this means you need a BSc in landscape architecture, architecture, garden architecture, or horticultural design 
  • A Grade Point Average (GPA) for this BSc of at least 70% of the maximum grade
  • Fluency in English, both written and spoken

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13250 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13250 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2083 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2083 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Wageningen

  • 700 - 800 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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