You will be immersed in three very different environments, enriching your perspectives on Landscape Architecture and your development as a practitioner.



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 2018 open on 1st October 2017 and close on 31st May 2018.

Due to the necessity to balance student numbers between five partners, and have certainty as to student numbers on the programme as early as possible, applicants are required to pay a £1500 deposit within 21 days of being made a formal offer. 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.

Formal offers are likely to be issued in June 2018.


Co-funded by the European Commission

How to apply and entrance requirements

If you'd like to study on a postgraduate programme at Edinburgh College of Art, you must apply through EUCLID, our online application system. You can find out how to do this on the University of Edinburgh website, where you'll also be able to:

  • see detailed entrance requirements for each programme on the Degree Finder
  • get information on what to expect after you apply
  • find out about study modes, start dates and fees
  • find out if, and how, you need to submit a portfolio, showreel or research proposal
  • find out where to go for further advice and guidance

Take me to the University of Edinburgh website on how to apply for postgraduate study


Lisa MacKenzie

Senior Lecturer, Landscape Architecture


Tel: +44 (0)131 651 5797

Facilities and resources

Resources for History of Art, Art, Architecture and Landscape Architecture students.

Welding torches, a forge, forming and shaping tools, and a 1-ton gantry crane with access to main workshop areas.

Woodworking tools and machinery, including laser cutters, a vacuum former, and a 3D scanner and printer.

Students at the University of Edinburgh have access to a range of library resources across the campus and online.

We have model workshops in both the Hunter Building and Minto House. Here you can work with machinery and hand tools for the cutting, shaping, and general fabrication of woods and metals.


Edinburgh College of Art Postgraduate Admissions

Tel: +44 (0)131 650 4086