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Landscape Architecture

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech

Master's degree in Landscape Architecture-Barcelona (MBLandArch)

The aim of the master’s degree in Landscape Architecture- Barcelona (MBLandArch) is to provide an up-to-date response to current landscaping problems and to equip graduates with skills in landscape analysis, planning, design and management, while including the new challenges of adopting EU directives, laws and standards that refer either directly or indirectly to the landscape.

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Duration and start date
Two academic years, 120 ECTS credits. Starting September
Timetable and delivery
Afternoons. Face-to-face
Fees and grants
Approximate fees for the master’s degree, excluding academic fees and degree certificate fee, €6,295 (€9,442 for non-EU residents).
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Language of instruction

Subjects will be taught in Catalan, Spanish or English, depending on the student's level of comprehension and on the teaching objectives of the master's degree course.

Official degree
Recorded in the Ministry of Education's degree register
Double-degree agreements
EMiLA, (European Master in Landscape Architecture) is a exchange program  betwen the master's degree in Landscape Architecture from five european universities:

- ETSAB and ESAB, Barcelona, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
- Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Paysage Versailles, France.
- Academy Van Bouwkunst, Amsterdam University of the Arts (AHK), the Netherlands.
- Edinburgh College of Arts (ESALA-ECA), United kingdom.
- Leibniz Universitat Hannover (LUH), Fakultat für Architektur und Landschaft, Germany.

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General requirements
Academic requirements for admission to master's degrees
Specific requirements

In addition,holders of degrees in Architecture, Agricultural Engineering, Forest Engineering and other degrees and higher degrees of engineering linked to territory can access this Master's degree.

Admission criteria
  • Academic record focusing on the field of landscaping.
  • Accreditation of professional experience within teams of designers.
  • Candidates who can accredit a basic grasp of drawing through the certification of courses will be positively evaluated.
Pre-enrolment closed (consult the new pre-enrolment periods in the academic calendar).
How to pre-enrol
How to enrol
Legalisation of foreign documents
All documents issued in non-EU countries must be legalised and bear the corresponding apostille.

Professional opportunities

Professional opportunities

Landscape architects work for planning consultancies, for companies in the gardening and landscape industry, for government agencies and for local governments in public works and parks departments, water authorities or and nature conservation bodies.

Their work encompasses following overview indicates how diverse their worktasks as diverse as the followingcan be:

  • Landscaping  tasks for urban land use; planning and sectoral planning
  • Urban planning and village redevelopment planning
  • Project planning and design
  • Environmental planning
  • Planning and programmes for leisure parks and large-scale landscape remediation
  • Green and open space planning as part of urban land use planning
  • Planning for national parks, biosphere and nature reserves, as well as landscape protection areas

Generic competencies

Generic competencies are the skills that graduates acquire regardless of the specific course or field of study. The generic competencies established by the UPC are capacity for innovation and entrepreneurship, sustainability and social commitment, knowledge of a foreign language (preferably English), teamwork and proper use of information resources.

Specific competences

  • Undertake professional jobs in the landscape field, in which strategic decisions have to be made. In particular, undertake tasks that require a high capacity to analyse and resolve complex landscape and regional problems.
  • Carry out research and knowledge transfer in the professional sector.
  • Begin an academic career in the field of research and specifically begin a doctorate in an international-level landscape programme.

Specific skills

  • Design and manage the landscape.
  • Advise on plans, projects and policies linked to the field of landscape intervention.


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