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.

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. Note, however, that you must continue to document that you meet the applicable language requirements.

  • BSc in Landscape Architecture from the University of Copenhagen (reserved access to the programme)
  • BSc in Landscape Architecture from Copenhagen University or other Nordic universities
  • BSc in Architecture from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts
  • 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

Additionally the applicant are encouraged to 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 as this is an important criterion in the prioritisation of applicants.

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 requirements

Applicants with a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Copenhagen or other Danish, Nordic or international universities may also be admitted if their programme includes the following:

  • 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)
  • Ecology (Økologi): 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)

  • Philosophy of Science (Videnskabsteori) 

    (Philosophy of Science such as the Science course Philosophy of Science - Landscape Architecture and Urban Design which covers a wealth of contributions to Landscape Architecture and Urban Design, spanning from natural science over social science to humanities. Design and its history decide what is relevant knowledge for the discipline and how new knowledge is conceived through natural- and social science, humanities and through applied artistic work.): A minimum of 7.5 ECTS of Science courses such as:

    • Fagets videnskabsteori - landskabsarkitektur og bydesign (Philosophy of Science - Landscape Architecture and Urban Design)
    • Projektværksted i landskabs- og bystudier (Project Writing Studio – Topics in Landscape and Urban Studies)
    • Landskabsarkitekturens historie, nutid og fremtid (Landscape Architecture History)

Additionally the applicant are encouraged to submit an annotated electronic portfolio of design projects/artwork of  up to 15 pages demonstrating an ability to design with IT tools such as Adobe, CAD and/or 3D programs as this is an important criteria in the prioritisation of applicants.

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

Qualifying degree and other courses/projects

When we assess whether you meet the admission requirements for the Master's degree program, Danish legislation only allows us to assess your Bachelor's degree. Consequently, you cannot study supplementary courses between Bachelor's and Master's degree programs in order to meet the admission requirements.

If you have passed courses/projects before you complete the qualifying Bachelor's degree, these can be included in the assessment, even though they are not part of the Bachelor's degree program.

  • It applies to courses/projects you have taken as single subjects and courses/projects you have taken as part of another study program.
  • A maximum of 30 ECTS credits of these courses/projects may be included.

Language requirements

Unless you have reserved access to the program you are applying for, you are required to document proficiency in English depending on your background; see the language requirements.