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.

You are required to document proficiency in English according to your background; see the language requirements.

Bachelor’s degrees that automatically fulfill the academic requirements

If you hold one of the degrees listed below, you are considered to meet all academic requirements. Learn about when and how to apply.

  • BSc in Landscape Architecture from the University of Copenhagen (legal right of admission*)
  • 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

*Bachelor's degree with legal right of admission

If your bachelor’s degree grants a legal right of admission, 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 degrees

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.

Academic requirement

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.