Faculty of Agriculture/Environment/Chemistry

Landscape Development (M.Sc.)

What awaits you in the Master study programme of Landscape Development?

The Master study programme is characterised by both scientific aspiration and practical application. Graduates should understand landscape development as a holistic process whilst undertaking specialisms.

Graduates should be capable of

  • analysing the ecological balance of the landscape in a task-specific way,
  • recognising and evaluating the consequences of various land uses for ecosystems,
  • planning various solutions for concurrent land use and alternative landscape developments, and evaluating the compatibility of these for society and the environment, and
  • successfully taking on management functions in authorities, local administration and companies for spatial, urban and landscape planning.

What awaits you at our faculty in Dresden-Pillnitz?

  • excellent study conditions thanks to small study groups
  • modern lecture theatres and seminar building renovated in line with preservationist guidelines
  • a pleasant, green campus
  • modern labs and cutting-edge open-land equipment
  • directly neighbouring, wonderful cultural landscape; many open-land practicals take place here (Elbe meadows, vineyards, etc.)
  • culturally exciting environment (Dresden old town, Neustadt student quarter, Schloss Pillnitz palace, etc.)

How does study proceed?

A significant component of the study programme is the theme-based project study. This must be completed in the first and second semesters and comprises 20 weeks altogether. It contains the holistic handling of a research-oriented landscape project. Shared supervision together with external practical partners is possible and desirable. The theme-based study project study should be undertaken in teams, enabling the formation of small groups which will focus on different issues within the overall project. Thus the students become familiar with the process and methodology of research activities and made capable of independent and scientific work in the team.

Detailed information on the course of the study programme and on the content of the individual modules can be found in our faculty’s module database: MODULUX.

The study programme is the ideal match for our Bachelor in “Environmental Monitoring” and is thus very well suited as a postgraduate study building on the B.Sc. (consecutive study).

Admission requirements

General requirements for study in the Master programme of Landscape Engineering is a first university degree qualifying you for a profession in the area of environmental monitoring or in another, landscape-related and scientifically-oriented field with a strong link to environmental sciences and a high proportion of environmental analysis training. In the latter case, suitability must be recognised by the examination committee of the Faculty of Agriculture / Environment / Chemistry. For candidates with an undergraduate, vocationally-qualifying degree of fewer than 210 ECTS points, vocational work practice in the scope of at least 20 weeks may be recognised to enable access to the Master programme. The examination committee of the Faculty of Agriculture / Environment / Chemistry decide on this recognition.