• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration

About

Landscape Architecture is a discipline that focuses on intervention in the landscape through the activities of planning, design and management. It also focuses on the science that underpins these activities and the implementation of proposals. This programme is offered by Estonian University of Life Sciences.

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.

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

Learning outcomes

The students become professional landscape architects recognised both in Estonia and internationally, primarily through European Federation of Landscape Architecture (EFLA) accreditation.

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, institutional and administrative context in which landscape architecture is practised, including, where appropriate, contract law and landscape specification
  • the social, cultural and environmental values and ethical issues relevant to practise 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

Programme Structure

The programme also equips students with the advanced skills that are essential to preparation for study and critical and reflective practice in landscape architecture. Skills include:
  • to interpret or develop a brief, through research, analysis and exploration
  • to identify, analyse, synthesise and apply appropriate data and information to support the development of solutions through design
  • to generate, develop and evaluate creative, innovative and appropriate design solutions and proposals
  • to employ a range of relevant techniques and materials to specify and implement creative designs
  • to conduct most aspects of the professional practice of landscape architecture

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    61

    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:

    500

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  • Minimum required score:

    5

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Academic 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.

Required documents

The applicants wanting to pursue full-time studies at the Master’s level are required to present the following documents:

  • Completed application form (in Dream Apply)
  • Copy of their secondary school leaving certificate (from non-EU contries). The copy must be certified by the issuing school or certified with an Apostille.
  • Copy of the diploma of Bachelor's degree together with the Diploma Supplement. Copies must be certified by the institution awarding the degree or certified with an Apostille. Certified translations of documents into English are required, if original documents are not in English or Estonian).
  • Portfolio
  • Proof of English language proficiency (see below)
  • Copy of the identification pages from their passport
  • One passport-size photo, signed on the back

Tuition Fee

  • International

    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.

Funding

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