Course Duration: 2 years
Course Period : September 2006 - July 2008
Tuition Fee : € 13,820 (composite fee) + € 1,815 (research fee)
Location: Wageningen, Netherlands
The Landscape Architecture and Planning programme is concerned with the
deliberate construction and reconstruction of the environment. It involves
researching, planning and designing landscapes to create, maintain, protect and
enhance locations so they are functional, meaningful, sustainable and beautiful.
Landscape Architecture and Planning is concerned with the creative process of
making plans and designs on various spatial scales and with different temporal
horizons, with the organisation of interactive or participatory decision-making
processes to generate plans and policies and with the development and management
of scientific knowledge.
The study focuses primarily on the rural-urban metropolitan landscape of the
Netherlands and Western Europe in a dynamic and global context of cultural,
ecological, technological, economic and political transformations.
Graduates of the MSc Programme in Landscape Architecture and Planning will
the knowledge and skills to carry out an
integrated analysis of the abiotic, biotic and man-made dimensions of the
landscape and its historical development under the influence of natural and
the skill to find creative solutions for
ecological and social problems through the development of plans and designs
on diverse spatial scales and with different temporal horizons;
the knowledge and skill to organise
decision-making processes with the aim of generating plans and policies, and
to communicate with members of society;
the skill to formulate and conduct scientific
There are three specialisations:
Landscape architecture, concerns the
quality of the landscape: its beauty, its usefulness and its sustainability.
Students in this specialisation learn the basic theory of architectural
forms and design methodology and apply this to urban and rural spaces.
Students use creative processes to increase or maintain the quality of the
landscape - our living space. Students work on design projects such as an
urban facelift or the embedding of a rural infrastructure, where functional
requirements, technical feasibility and ethical aspects of design are
Spatial planning, provides a comprehensive
overview of spatial and environmental planning while focusing on the
interrelationship of rural and urban land use. Research and teaching both
aim at combining the relevant aspects of science, the arts, the humanities
and the social sciences to provide a very broad perspective. Spatial
planning focuses on planning projects and policy measures to solve complex
problems concerning the use of space. Subjects offered include land policy,
spatial economics and infrastructure.
Socio-spatial analysis, focuses on
understanding and analysing the interactions that occur between people and
environments. This is accomplished by examining the way globalisation frames
the social and cultural structure of specific locations and regions at
various scales. It deals with the experiences, images, preferences, values
and interests of people.
BSc in landscape architecture, geography, rural planning, landscape
planning, or related fields.
TOEFL Score of 575 or IELTS 6.5