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Landscape Architecture for Sustainable Urbanisation, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #301 (WUR) Lomma, Sweden
The ongoing urbanisation poses major challenges for the development of urban and rural landscapes. The Landscape Architecture for Sustainable Urbanisation programme from Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences is located at SLU's campus in Uppsala, one of Sweden's oldest university cities and close to Sweden's capital, Stockholm.


The Landscape Architecture for Sustainable Urbanisation programme from Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences is primarily for those who are interested in sustainable urban-rural perspectives, who are problem solving-oriented and who want to deepen their knowledge of and skills in the field of landscape architecture's more large-scale developments. Theoretical and practical components prepare you and equip you with the necessary knowledge and skills to develop creative and current theoretical knowledge and positions. Real-life project assignments are obtained mainly from Sweden and the region, but contents of theory and method are international and current in character. Study trips in Europe occur and courses are taught in English.

The programme leads to a Master's degree in landscape architecture and makes use of courses, resources and development opportunities available on the SLU campus. First and foremost, you are studying with students on the Landscape Architect professional programme offered by the Department of Urban and Rural Development. There is also the possibility to study courses at SLU's campus Alnarp in southern Sweden, including the Master's programme in Landscape Architecure. The two programmes are strategically located in two of Sweden's most vital and expansive regions, and together they represent Europe's largest combined concentration of educational competence in landscape architecture.


In combination with previous education, this programme provides a unique individual profile for future work on landscape and urban development issues in society. We are convinced that the sustainable society of the future needs people with landscaping skills and the ability to describe, analyse and propose complex spatial solutions. Depending on your country's professional certification guidelines, you may work in municipalities or consultancy companies. You will compete with landscape architects, architects and planners. The programme is also a good foundation for a future career in research.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Landscape architecture: History, theory and practice
  • Studio - Landscape architecture for sustainable urban design
  • Roles and methods for landscape architecture in comprehensive planning
  • Studio – Urban ecology for landscape architecture
  • Landscape planning in theory and practice
  • Independent Project in Landscape Architecture
  • GIS and Geographic Analysis
  • Independent Project in Landscape Architecture

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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General Requirements

To be eligible for the Landscape Architecture for Sustainable Urbanisation - Master’s programme, the requirements are a Bachelor´s degree corresponding to a minimum of 180 credits, including 90 credits specialisation in one of the following educational areas:

  • Architecture
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Landscape Planning
  • Built Environment*
  • Design*
  • Spatial Planning* 
  • Geography*
  • Landscape Science*
  • Environmental Science*
  • Civil Engineering*

For subjects/teaching areas marked * a portfolio must also be submitted.

To meet the entry requirements for master's level (second cycle or graduate) studies, you must have been awarded a Bachelor's degree (equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen) from an internationally recognised university.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17112 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 34229 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

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    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
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  • First instalment: 90 000 SEK 
  • Total programme: 360 000 SEK 


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