EMiLA graduate, Andy Cumming, talks about the programme
Edinburgh College of Art

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 2017 have now closed. 

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 2017 (for this year) and June 2018 (for next).


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 in Landscape Architecture

Email: l.mackenzie@ed.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)131 651 5797

Facilities and resources

Including journals, databases, and local collections.

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

At the heart of the Evolution House Learning and Research Zone, the ECA Library provides an innovative environment for learning, teaching and research resources in art and design.

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

The workshop facilities include band saws, pillar drills, sanders and wire-cutters.

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

Scholarships and bursaries

Andrew Grant Postgraduate Scholarships

  • Value: £5,000-£15,000
  • Deadline:
  • Eligibility: Scholarships available for one academic year of postgraduate study at Edinburgh College of Art.

Erasmus grant

  • Value: Depending on duration and location of stay
  • Deadline: Apply as soon as you confirm your place
  • Eligibility: Students registered on a full-time programme who are undertaking a minimum of two months' continuous work or three months' study mobility.


Edinburgh College of Art Postgraduate Admissions

Email: hsspg@ed.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)131 650 4086