• Application Deadline
  • 24 months


Landscape Architecture at the Estonian University of Life Sciences focuses on the science that underpins these activities and the implementation of proposals.

It is united around the concept of landscape, which is defined in various ways but is generally understood to mean outdoor spaces, environments and places and relationships between people and these spaces, environments, and places, both in terms of activities and perceptions. 

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.

The curriculum builds on the level of achievement expected at bachelor level with in-depth studies of a range of more specialized subjects covering both practical and theoretical fields, including ones which have special aspects suitable for study in Estonia.

Learning outcomes

Chair professor of our landscape architecture study programs is Simon Bell. The students become professional landscape architects recognized both in Estonia and internationally.

    The programme equips students with appropriate knowledge and understanding in the following areas:

  • the physical and natural systems and processes and the complex range of social, economic and cultural factors that interact together to shape the landscape
  • the theories and concepts underlying the practice of landscape architecture
  • the range of techniques and materials used in landscape architecture
  • the professional, legal, the institutional and administrative context in which landscape architecture is practiced, including, where appropriate, contract law and landscape specification
  • the social, cultural and environmental values and ethical issues relevant to practice as a landscape architect, with particular emphasis on the role of sustainability
  • the interface between the different areas of the landscape profession and between landscape architecture and other professions

Career opportunities

Graduates of the programme will be able to work in professional practice in private design offices, in local government or government agencies throughout Europe and beyond where their skills are needed. They may also use the master degree as a basis for entering a doctoral programme.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Artificial water bodies in the landscape 
  • Outdoor recreation planning and design
  • Advanced presentation graphics 
  • Sustainable environmental technologies
  • Planning theory
  • Philosophy of park design
  • Modern landscape theory

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • Applicants must hold a Bachelor's degree or its equivalent in landscape architecture from a recognized and accredited university. Students from "neighbouring disciplines" (such as forestry, architecture, planning, etc) wishing to undertake a "conversion" master's degree would have to demonstrate a basic range of landscape architecture-related skills and be prepared to undertake extra courses for self-learning.
  • Applicants must support their application with a portfolio of examples of design project work. Additional interview (usually over Skype) is also required. The time of the interview will be arranged individually by e-mail. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2400 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2400 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2400 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2400 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Tartu

  • 300 - 600 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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


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