European Masters in Landscape Architecture

European Masters in Landscape Architecture at Edinburgh College of Art

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With the support of the EU Lifelong Learning Programme, five internationally-renowned schools of Landscape Architecture have developed Europe’s first collaborative Masters in Landscape Architecture, otherwise known as EMiLA, which launched in September 2013.

EMiLA students spend their first and fourth semesters at their home school, and the second and third semesters studying Landscape Architecture at two of the EMiLA partners. You will be immersed in three very different environments, enriching your perspectives on Landscape Architecture and your development as a practitioner. You will gain from studying Landscape Architecture from technical, artistic and ecological perspectives, as well as at scales ranging from urban to large-scale agrarian.

The EMiLA schools

  • École Nationale Supérieure de Paysage, Versailles (France)
  • Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, University of Edinburgh (UK)
  • Fakultat fur Landschaft, Leibniz Universitat Hannover (Germany)
  • Academie van Bouwkunst, Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
  • Éscola Technica Superior d’ Arquitectura de Barcelona, (Spain)

Applications, fees and costs

Applications for 2017 open on 1 October 2016 and close on 31 May 2017.

Due to the necessity to balance student numbers between five partners and have certainty as to student numbers on the course as early as possible applicants are required to pay a £1500 deposit if they are made a formal offer. Formal offers are likely to be issued in June 2017. Applicants will have 21 days to make payment if they are made a formal offer by the University of Edinburgh. This deposit will be subtracted from the fees if the applicant proceeds with the programme and will be retained if they fail to commence the programme after accepting a formal offer.

Co-funded by the European Commission


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