We are committed to offering a high-quality experience to all our students. We are working to minimise the impact of Covid-19, but we have reluctantly decided that we will be unable to offer this programme for entry in 2020.
We anticipate that this degree will be available again for entry in September 2021, but we are not currently in the position to confirm that. Applications for the next intake usually open in October.
This one-year MSc programme takes an innovative and interdisciplinary approach to understanding the importance of the environment for human health and wellbeing.
Drawing on the most advanced theoretical and methodological research in the field, it is delivered by an expert academic team, including members of OPENspace, the international research centre for inclusive access to outdoor environments.
The programme is aimed at academics and practitioners working in landscape architecture, planning, design, geography, public health, psychology, epidemiology, horticulture and ecology.
It is designed to help you understand the evidence base on salutogenic landscapes (those that support and enhance human health and wellbeing), translate research into practice, and guide more effective environmental interventions.
What you will study
The programme is structured around four compulsory courses and three option courses, drawing on expertise across the Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (ESALA) and the wider University of Edinburgh.
- Landscape and Wellbeing: Theoretical Foundations
- Landscape Design for Health and Wellbeing
- Landscape and Wellbeing: Research Strategies & Methods
The programme combines lectures, seminars and project work with student-led presentations, essays and a supervised dissertation.
You will benefit from guest lectures given by a range of professionals within the international OPENspace network and from site visits to, for example, Maggie’s Centres, Forestry Commission Scotland’s Woods In and Around Towns sites, the Royal Edinburgh Hospital’s Community Garden and Ninewells Hospital Forest.