Admission Requirements - MSc in Landscape Architecture – University of Copenhagen

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Admission Requirements

If you have completed a Bachelor’s degree or are enrolled in the final semester of a Bachelor’s programme you are eligible to apply for the Master’s programme in Landscape Architecture.

Regardless of what university you are enrolled at, you can - if you meet the language requirements - apply on the basis of a Bachelor’s degree that grants direct access or another relevant Bachelor’s degree.

Admission requirements for the academic year 2017/2018

Bachelor’s degrees that grant direct access

If you hold one of the degrees listed below, you are considered to meet all admission requirements and have direct access to apply to the Master’s programme in Landscape Architecture. Learn about when and how to apply.

  • BSc in Landscape Architecture from the University of Copenhagen (reserved access*)
  • BSc in Landscape Architecture from another Danish or Nordic university
  • BSc in Architecture from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts
  • BSc in Architecture from the School of Architecture
  • BSc in Engineering (Architecture and Design with specialisation in Architecture and Urban Design) from Aalborg University
  • BSc in Architecture from the Aarhus School of Architecture
  • Professional BSc in Forest and Landscape Engineering from the University of Copenhagen
  • Professional BSc in Urban Landscape Engineering from the Zealand Institute of Business and Technology
  • BSc in Natural Resources with the specialisation in Nature Management from the University of Copenhagen

* If your Bachelor’s degree grants reserved access, you are guaranteed a place on the Master’s programme if you apply before the application deadline during the first application period after you complete your Bachelor’s degree.

Other Bachelor's degree

If you have a Bachelor’s degree other than those listed above, you must submit additional documentation along with your application so the University can evaluate whether or not you meet the admission requirements. Learn about when and how to apply.

Applicants with another Bachelor's degree may be admitted if their programme includes the following three areas:

  • Design: A minimum of 60 ECTS within design courses such as the SCIENCE courses
    • Plan & design (Planning & Design)
    • Håndværk og æstetik (Draughting and Design
    • Designmetoder og IT-redskaber (Design Methods and IT tools)
    • Byplan - strategi og projekt (Urban Planning – Strategy and Project)
    • Planter og teknologi (Plants and Technology)


    OR:

    Alternatively the applicant may submit an annotated electronic portfolio of design projects/artwork of 15 pages demonstrating an ability to design with IT tools such as Adobe, CAD and/or 3D programs.

  • Økologi (Ecology): A minimum of 15 ECTS within ecology courses such as:
    • Naturgrundlaget 1 (Process in Nature 1 – The Living Soil)
    • Økologi, Have- og landskabsplanters botanik (Ecology, Garden and Botany of Landscape Plants)
    • Planter og teknologi (Plants and Technology)
    • Plantedesign (Plant Design)

  • Videnskabsteori and/or Academic Writing (Philosophy and Science or Academic Writing): A minimum of 7.5 ECTS credits.

The Faculty may also admit applicants who, after an individual academic assessment, are deemed to possess educational qualifications equivalent to those required above.

Language requirements

If you have a Nordic Bachelor’s degree, you must as a minimum be able to document English language qualifications comparable to a Danish upper secondary school English B level.

If you have a non-Nordic Bachelor’s degree you must be able to document your English language skills. Find information about language requirements here.

Prioritisation criteria

If the number of qualified applicants to the programme exceeds the number of places available, applicants will be prioritised as follows:

  1. applicants with a Bachelor's degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Copenhagen seeking admission by way of direct extension of their completed BSc programme (reserved access).
  2. applicants with a Bachelor's degree in Landscabe Architecture from the University of Copenhagen
  3. other applicants with a related Bachelor’s degree.
  4. applicants with another Bachelor’s degree (as described above).
  5. other applicants

If the number of qualified applicants within a catergory exceeds the number of places available, applicants will be prioritised according to the following criteria (listed below in prioritised order):

  • Applicants are prioritised according to the criteria listed in above. The criteria reflect the skills, which are essential prerequisites to complete the Master’s programme in Landscape Architecture.
  • The final decision will be based on the above mentioned subject areas and weighted as previously stated. Students fulfilling the submission criteria will be admitted based on highest overall score in combination with the quality of submitted portfolio until all seats are assigned. The admission committee makes a holistic assessment of each applicant.

Admission requirements for the academic year 2018/2019

Bachelor’s degrees that grant direct access

If you hold one of the degrees listed below, you are considered to meet all admission requirements and have direct access to apply to the Master’s programme in Landscape Architecture. Learn about when and how to apply.

  • BSc in Landscape Architecture from the University of Copenhagen (reserved access*)
  • BSc in Landscape Architecture from Copenhagen University or other Nordic universities
  • BSc in Architecture from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts
  • BSc in Architecture from the School of Architecture
  • BSc in Engineering (Architecture and Design with specialisation in Architecture and Urban Design) from Aalborg University
  • BSc in Architecture from Aarhus School of Architecture
  • Professional BSc in Forest and Landscape Engineering from the University of Copenhagen
  • Professional BSc in Urban Landscape Engineering from the Zealand Institute of Business and Technology
  • BSc in Natural Resources with the specialisation in Nature Management from the University of Copenhagen

* If your Bachelor’s degree grants reserved access, you are guaranteed a place on the Master’s programme if you apply before the application deadline during the first application period after you complete your Bachelor’s degree.

Other Bachelor's degree

If you have a Bachelor’s degree other than those listed above, you must submit additional documentation along with your application so the University can evaluate whether or not you meet the admission requirements. Learn about when and how to apply.

Applicants with other Bachelor’s degrees will be assessed and prioritised according to the following criteria, by an admissions committee. The criteria reflect the skills, which are essential prerequisites to compete the Master’s programme. Applicants with another Bachelor's degree may be admitted if their programme includes the following three areas:

  • Design: A minimum of 60 ECTS within design courses such as the SCIENCE courses
    • Plan & design (Planning & Design)
    • Håndværk og æstetik (Draughting and Design
    • Designmetoder og IT-redskaber (Design Methods and IT tools)
    • Byplan - strategi og projekt (Urban Planning – Strategy and Project)
    • Planter og teknologi (Plants and Technology)
  • Økologi (Ecology): A minimum of 15 ECTS within ecology courses such as:
    • Naturgrundlaget 1 (Process in Nature 1 – The Living Soil)
    • Økologi, Have- og landskabsplanters botanik (Ecology, Garden and Botany of Landscape Plants)
    • Planter og teknologi (Plants and Technology)
    • Plantedesign (Plant Design)

  • Videnskabsteori and/or Academic Writing (Philosophy and Science or Academic Writing): A minimum of 7.5 ECTS credits.

Additionally, the applicant may submit an annotated electronic portfolio of design projects/artwork of 15 pages demonstrating an ability to design with IT tools such as Adobe, CAD and/or 3D programs.

The Faculty may also admit applicants who, after an individual academic assessment, are deemed to possess educational qualifications equivalent to those required above.

Language requirements

If you have a Nordic Bachelor’s degree, you must as a minimum be able to document English language qualifications comparable to a Danish upper secondary school English B level.

If you have a non-Nordic Bachelor’s degree you must be able to document your English language skills. Find information about language requirements here.

Prioritisation criteria

If the number of qualified applicants to the programme exceeds the number of places available, applicants will be prioritised as follows:

  1. applicants with a Bachelor's degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Copenhagen seeking admission by way of direct extension of their completed BSc programme (reserved access).
  2. other applicants

If the number of qualified applicants within a catergory exceeds the number of places available, applicants will be prioritised according to the following criteria (all criteria apply):

  • The amount of ECTS obtained in urban and landscape design courses.
  • The amount of ECTS obtained in design courses in general.
  • The amount of ECTS obtained in ecology courses.
  • The quality of submitted portfolio (if any) (collection of designworks and planning projects which represent experience, knowledge, skills and competences).
  • An individual assessment of the curriculum relevance for the MSc Landscape Architecture programme.
  • An individual assessment of the grade-point average achieved in the bachelor's degree. If different grading systems make comparison impossible, applicants will be prioritised on the basis of an individual evaluation by the Admission Committee.