Landscape Studies and Greenspace Management
Study landscape - where better than in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Large-scale, largely natural landscape areas, a distinct cultural landscape and many historical parks against the background of the demands of agriculture, energy industry, resource management, tourism and nature conservation.
Master of Engineering, two/four semesters
Our master's program
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Our accredited course attracts students from all over the world who are interested in studying landscapes from a holistic point of view.
The objective of the English-language Master’s program “Landscape Studies and Greenspace Management” is for students to acquire an in-depth knowledge and learn scientific methods for the design of open spaces and landscapes in contemporary and historical contexts. The project-based learning approach promotes an interdisciplinary and intercultural exploration of real applications at various spatial levels.
Owing to its wide range of elective alternatives in a total of four elective modules, our Master’s program offers extensive opportunities for individual specialisation. In this context, the content of the program covers a broad spectrum, ranging from specific botany and material science to issues of greenspace management and comprehensive, planning-related design in contemporary and historical contexts.
There are two paths to obtain a master’s degree in Landscape Studies and Greenspace Management:
Path A is for students with bachelor degrees in Landscape Architecture, lasts two semesters and starts on the 1st of September (blue blocks). The first semester consists of three compulsory and two compulsory‐elective modules (with a choice of ten elective modules) which prepare the way for the final semester and an intensive four month master‐thesis.
Path B is for students with bachelor degrees in subjects related to landscape architecture, such as Architecture, Landscape Planning, Urban and Regional Planning, Nature Conservancy and Geography. Path B lasts four semesters and starts on the 1st of March (green and blue blocks). The first semester (green) consists of three compulsory and two compulsory‐elective modules (with a choice of ten elective modules). For the second semester (blue) path B students join path A and share the three compulsory modules during the winter semester. The 3rd semester is an internship and leads to the four month master‐thesis in the final winter semester.
Both paths contain elements of landscape studies and greenspace management and also include the opportunity to improve language skills, experience other ways of working and gain insight into specialized fields on the edge of landscape studies and greenspace management, meet other cultures and the chance to explore Mecklenburg’s unique landscapes. The course is taught in English and the teaching programme is open for both German and international students with a level of proficiency in the English language at (GER) B2 or an international equivalent. Particular emphasis is based on teamwork and on developing an independent, interdisciplinary and academic approach.
This master’s degree is an important step in qualifying for senior public service .
The master’s course Landscape Studies and Greenspace Management has been accredited since 03/09/2020.
Path A: 30th June for students with international qualifications / 31st July for students with german qualifications.
Path B: 30th June for students with international qualifications / 31st January for students with german qualifications.