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The master's Landscape Architecture and Planning is a two-year MSc programme in Wageningen. You can specialise in Landscape Architecture; Spatial Planning.

Landscapes form our living environment. Natural landscapes are often beautiful in themselves, however most of those we now live in are the result of our complex interaction with the natural world. The new generation of landscape architects and spatial planners understand the challenges we face when shaping and creating the landscapes that form a key component of our living environment. Your goal is to study and design sustainable solutions for important landscape challenges such as climate change, energy needs, health, food security and urbanisation. 

Programme Landscape Architecture and Planning

If you enrol in the MLP programme, you join an academic, research-oriented group, where you learn to unravel planning processes and/or to develop creative designs founded on in-depth academic knowledge. As part of the programme, you plan, work, and reflect on your own research subject, supported and coached by experts from the professional field.

Depending on your personal ambitions, the MLP MSc programme offers two different career tracks:

1. You can focus on professional and design issues if your aim is to work as a reflective practitioner in the public or private design sector;

2. Your focus can be more research-oriented, for example if you intend to continue with a PhD research after graduation or if you intend to work as a landscape researcher.

On the Programme of Landscape Architecture and Planning page you can find the general outline of the programme and more detailed information about courses, theses and internships. You can also read more about the Background of the programme.


This master's is different from other (landscape) architecture programmes because of it's unique focus. Compare this study programme with similar programmes from Wageningen Univeristy & Research and other univeristies.


Within the master's programme you can choose one of the following Specialisations to meet your personal interests.

Student experiences

The best way to get to know a place is by getting to know the people. Students share their experiences with you about the master's programme and student life in Wageningen on the page Student experiences.

Future career

Once you have graduated in Landscape Architecture and Planning, there are many fields and positions related to landscape, land use and the environment open to you. Most graduates are employed by consultancy and engineering companies, planning and design agencies, district water boards, government agencies and universities. A number of graduates work for large, multinational firms such as Oranjewoud, Arcadis or Grontmij, while others are employed by small and medium sized companies or continue their career in research.

Read more about Career perspectives and opportunities after finishing the programme.

Visit the Landscape Architecture and Planning MSc page on the Wageningen University & Research website for more details!





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