Global Change Landscape Design

Global climate change is altering everything—everywhere in the world. We are faced with necessary tasks relating to the design and build of our surrounding environments. The landscape and its functions, its ecosystem services and its appearance, will inevitably change. As the energy transition accelerates, the landscape is developing into a global powerhouse. Simultaneously, the landscape, with its soils, peatlands, wetlands, forests and oceans, must be assisted in its capacity as a major global carbon sink.

The landscape will become a global infrastructure element with decentralized renewable energy production; the corresponding power lines, substations, battery parks, biomass production, pipelines, transport routes, etc. All of this must be carefully thought out and designed. This is the only way to ensure attractive, sustainable future growth.

Subjects taught

Course Content & Structure
90 credits taught masters
60 credits of taught modules
30 credits internship

Core Modules Include:
Research-By-Design Studios A and B
Landscape Research
Geodesign For Urban Futures
Water, Soil & Vegetation
Live Learning

This programme offers students the opportunity to complete a 1-trimester work placement, where students’ technical and business knowledge can be applied and developed in a dynamic real-world setting. This creates a seamless transition between master’s studies and subsequent professional life, which is very attractive for students and future employers.

Entry requirements

An honours undergraduate degree (NFQ Level 8) with a minimum upper second class honours or international equivalence in a relevant programme including Landscape Architecture, Architecture, Urban Design, Interior Design or any other Creative Studies in a cognate discipline may apply. Applicants whose first language is not English must also demonstrate English language proficiency of IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0 in each element), or equivalent. Portfolio submission is essential (We ask that you submit a portfolio of your own creative work. We are interested in any form of creative work, but also in any type of independent project work that could inspire others. File size maximum 100 MB. The format must be PDF.)

Application dates

The following entry routes are available:
MSc Global Change Landscape Design FT (T407)
Duration 1 Years
Attend Full Time
Deadline Rolling*

MSc Global Change Landscape Design PT (T408)
Duration 2 Years
Attend Part Time
Deadline Rolling*
* Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised


1 year full-time
2 years part-time
Delivery - Face to Face

Enrolment dates

NEXT INTAKE: 2024/2025 September.

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Careers & Employability
Graduates of the program literally have the world at their feet. Global change creates needs and opportunities that are only now fully unfolding. Medium and large offices and global consulting firms are looking for landscape specialists who can understand, assess and design the future landscape. This is not just limited to the world’s land masses, but also includes the oceans, where large offshore industries (e.g. wind power) are emerging.

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

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    Full time,Daytime,Part time

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