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Programme Structure

The MSc programme consists of 1-2 compulsory courses, a number of restricted elective and elective courses, and a thesis. The programme is taught in English.

The programme has two specialisations in either Urban Design or Landscape Design which allows you to strengthen your competencies. You can read about the specialisations at the bottom of this page.

You can further shape your course of study through the restricted elective and elective courses on the basis of your academic and personal interests, e.g. within area management, urban ecology, economics or planning of recreational plantings.

Do a Project in Practice or Study Abroad

You may choose to use some of your elective courses to do a project in practice or to study abroad for one or two semesters or for a shorter period of time.

The Faculty of Science, where the Landscape Architecture programme is based, has also entered into a collaboration agreement with the schools of architecture in Copenhagen and Aarhus on which you can draw.

Master's Thesis

The MSc programme is concluded with the writing of a thesis corresponding to six or nine months of studies.

The thesis may consist of a plan proposal for a specific area or may be a study of an academic problem area which you treat in a scientific context.

Examples of theses and theme projects:

  • Urban development at Nordhavnen (harbour area in Copenhagen)
  • Life on urban rooftops – ideas for public roof gardens
  • General plan and project proposal for industrial site in the city of Fredericia
  • Landscape plan for new residential area in the town of Jægerspris
  • A child’s perspective on park policy with Esbjerg as case city
  • General plan for areas around the port of Aalborg, Denmark
  • The greenways in Copenhagen – recreation, nature, production
  • Plan for restoration of the Harrestrup Å watercourse
  • Garden design with focus on therapy for people affected by stress
  • The cemetery as a cultural phenomenon

Specialisations

 

If you specialise in Urban Design, you follow courses on politics, theory and methods of urban development. You work on specific projects, where you test your knowledge and come up with new proposals for further development of, for example, urban areas and regions.

You begin the specialisation by following two compulsory courses. After that, you are free to follow restricted elective and elective courses on, for example, urban ecology, people and urban areas, administrative law, economics or citizen involvement.

The specialisation can be structured in two ways, depending on the size of your thesis (30 or 45 ECTS):

Programme Overview, Thesis 30 ECTS

Compulsory courses: 15 ECTS
Restricted elective courses: 60 ECTS
Elective courses: 15 ECTS
Master's thesis: 30 ECTS

Block 1 Block 2 Block 3 Block 4
Year 1 Theories of Urban Design Restricted elective course Restricted elective course Restricted elective course
Urban Ecosystems: Structure, Functions and Design Restricted elective course Restricted elective course Restricted elective course
Year 2 Restricted elective course Elective course Thesis
Restricted elective course Elective course

One block each year equals nine weeks of study and 15 ECTS.

Programme Overview, Thesis 45 ECTS

Compulsory courses: 15 ECTS
Restricted elective courses: 45 ECTS
Elective courses: 15 ECTS
Master's thesis: 45 ECTS

Block 1 Block 2 Block 3 Block 4
Year 1 Theories of Urban Design Restricted elective course Restricted elective course Restricted elective course
Urban Ecosystems: Structure, Functions and Design Restricted elective course Restricted elective course Restricted elective course
Year 2 Elective course Thesis
Elective course

One block each year equals nine weeks of study and 15 ECTS.

Restricted Elective Courses

Choose your restricted elective courses from the lists below. Click on each course for a detailed description.

If you write your thesis at 30 ECTS you must choose at least three courses from the list below. If you write a thesis worth 45 ECTS you must choose all your restricted elective courses from the list:

In addition, if you write a thesis at 30 ECTS you can choose courses worth 15 ECTS from this list:

* You can only choose one of these courses.

 

 

If you choose to specialise in Landscape Design, you learn about theories and methodologies within landscape architecture and landscape planning, enabling you to prepare analyses and specific landscape projects.

The programme can be structured in two ways, depending on the size of your thesis (30 or 45 ECTS):

Programme Structure, Thesis 30 ECTS

Compulsory courses: 15 ECTS
Restricted elective courses: 60 ECTS
Elective courses: 15 ECTS
Master's thesis: 30 ECTS

Block 1 Block 2 Block 3 Block 4
Year 1 Theories and Methods in Landscape Architecture Restricted elective course Restricted elective course Restricted elective course
Restricted elective course Restricted elective course Restricted elective course
Year 2 Restricted elective course Elective course Thesis
Restricted elective course Elective course

One block comprises nine weeks of study and equals 15 ECTS.

Programme Structure, Thesis 45 ECTS

Compulsory courses: 15 ECTS
Restricted elective courses: 45 ECTS
Elective courses: 15 ECTS
Master's thesis: 45 ECTS

Block 1 Block 2 Block 3 Block 4
Year 1 Theories and Methods in Landscape Architecture Restricted elective course Restricted elective course Restricted elective course
Restricted elective course Restricted elective course Restricted elective course
Year 2 Elective course Thesis
Elective course

One block comprises nine weeks of study and equals 15 ECTS.

Restricted Elective Courses

Choose your restricted elective courses from the list below. Click on each course for a detailed description. 

If you write your thesis at 30 ECTS you must choose at least three courses from the list below. If you write a thesis worth 45 ECTS you must choose all your restricted elective courses from the list:

In addition, if you write a thesis at 30 ECTS you can choose courses worth 15 ECTS from this list:

* You can only choose one of these courses.