University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

Cultural Landscapes

This programme is intended for students who seek training in the history, theory and practices associated with cultural landscapes. It provides methodological and conceptual tools essential for contemporary research and affords the opportunity for the in-depth study of a theme that characterises contemporary landscape research and practice. The course provides students with a strong historical and methodological framework for studying historic and contemporary cultural landscapes.

Entry requirements

An Upper 2nd class honours degree (or its equivalent). If English is not the 1st language, students must have 1 of the following qualifications as evidence of their spoken and written English: IELTS total 7.0 (at least 6.0 in each module); TOEFL-iBT: Total 100 (at least 20 in each module); PTE(A): Total 67 (at least 56 in each of the 'Communicative Skills' sections); CPE Grade B; CAE Grade A

Course modules

This 12-month programme is structured around 3 compulsory core-courses, two thematic courses, one option course, and either a supervised dissertation of 15,000 words, or a 10,000 word project proposal with an associated research portfolio.

Assessment methods

Through a combination of coursework, fieldwork projects and supervised project/dissertation research, students will acquire both a breadth of historical understanding and rigorous research practices.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 8,100 per Academic year (home fees) 1 calendar years
MSc Full-time £ 18,100 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 calendar years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Edinburgh Edinburgh EH8 9JU Scotland

Key information

Edinburgh College of Art Postgraduate Admissions
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0131 650 4086