Landscape architects plan and design spaces and places. They work across a diverse range of environments, from urban to rural, and at scales ranging from the garden to the region.
As a landscape architect, you’ll join a chartered profession regulated by the Landscape Institute in the UK and recognised internationally.
Study the MLA in Landscape Architecture at ECA and you’ll fast track your way to the starting point of Pathway to Chartership, the Landscape Institute’s professional exam, or its international equivalent, in just 21 months.
Joining one of the UK’s most respected programmes, you’ll develop an understanding of materials, technology, cultural and natural processes, enabling you to design functional and sustainable environments with identity.
Who should study Landscape Architecture?
If you’re a recent graduate, or a professional who would like to develop a career in landscape architecture, this fast track programme is for you.
Most likely, you’ll have a design background or be able to demonstrate some creative flair; you may have an undergraduate degree in Landscape Architecture or in a related subject such as geography, planning or ecology.
What’s critical is that you’re passionate about improving the environment for the benefit of people and nature.
How will you be taught?
Gaining experience and developing practical skills
You’ll work on a series of design projects tutored in the studio, often on a one-to-one basis.
These site-based projects are frequently set overseas and will become increasingly complex as the programme progresses.
You’ll also take the opportunity to select from a series of elective courses appropriate to your individual skills and experience.
A unique setting
You’ll discover that Edinburgh is a unique and exciting centre for Landscape Architecture.
Within a short distance, the relatively undeveloped areas of the Scottish Highlands and the Borders illustrate different problems, opportunities and solutions for Landscape Architects.