Master of Architectural Science - Landscape Studies

UCD College of Engineering and Architecture

Program Description

Master of Architectural Science - Landscape Studies

UCD College of Engineering and Architecture

Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90)

The Masters of Architectural Science (Landscape studies) sets out the basis for a more integrated approach to managing (planning, designing, developing, conserving and caring) for the rural, fringe and urban landscape in Ireland and elsewhere.

  • The programme believes that the best postgraduate education takes place in an interdisciplinary environment.
  • All disciplines are involved in designing, planning, making and protecting the designed environment will share core modules in the same lecture space and design studio.
  • Students in Landscape will be educated by the leading researchers and practitioners in Europe, and be exposed to contemporary theoretical, technical and legislative issues.

Who should apply?

Full-Time option suitable for Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non-EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. Yes

Career Opportunities

A common challenge in the future will include the management of landscape resources and infrastructures. Those with advanced qualifications in this field will have a distinct advantage over others hoping to shape the future of the built and natural environment. Graduates of this programme participate in changing the way that local and everyday landscapes are perceived, designed, planned and protected, all over the world.

Fees, Funding, and Scholarships

MArchSc Landscape Studies (T296) Full Time

  • EU fee per year - € 7640
  • nonEU fee per year - € 24200

***Fees are subject to change Tuition fee information is available on the UCD Fees website. Please note that UCD offers a number of graduate scholarships for full-time, self-funding international students, holding an offer of a place on a UCD graduate degree programme. For further information please see International Scholarships.

Entry Requirements

  • A 4-year bachelors degree with a minimum upper second class honors (NFQ level 8) or international equivalence in a relevant programme.
  • Applicants whose first language is not English must also demonstrate English language proficiency of IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0 in each element) or equivalent.


Student Profile
Dhivyaa Chelvan, India,
The student I chose the MArchSc in Landscape Architecture in UCD as I hold a professional architecture degree (B.Arch) from India and I was looking for a one-year master to enhance my knowledge on the landscape. Additionally, the studio is multi-disciplinary combining all strands of Architecture. Overall, I have found the quality of the education and infrastructure outstanding in UCD. Initially, after I graduate, I would like to find a job as a building and outdoor space design architect, but my long-term goal is to complete a Ph.D. and work as an academic. UCD has given me a very good foundation to move in this direction

Facilities and Resources

The School of Architecture, Planning & Environmental Policy offers dedicated studio space for its students, a dedicated architecture library and map room, access to fully equipped computer facilities, a building laboratory space with a wide range of equipment including laser cutters and CNC router, and access to monitoring and simulation equipment in the Earth Institute.

*Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated February 18, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
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Sept. 2018
1 year
Full time
Ireland - Dublin
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Ireland - Dublin
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EU: fee per year - € 7490; nonEU: fee per year - € 23800