Study programme learning outcomes

The basic aim of the study programme is to train the graduate for the most demanding planning and design work in the landscape, for applied research work in the development and protection of cultural and natural landscapes, for environmental (protection) planning when intervening in space and protected areas, and for designing urban and suburban landscapes. The acquired knowledge of the graduate includes selected environmental topics and spatial development planning-oriented subjects, especially tourism and recreation, rural areas, green systems in urban and urban areas and protected areas, renovation of historic parks and gardens.


Mode of study

Available enrolment slots: 30 slots for full-time study, 3 slots for Slovenes without Slovene citizenship and foreigners and 2 slots for parallel studies. 


Official duration of the study programme in credits and years

The second cycle master's study programme LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE lasts 2 years (4 semesters) and has a workload of 120 ECTS. Students are required to complete 60 ECTS each year.


Name of qualification and title conferred

  • magister inženir krajinske arhitekture or
  • magistrica inženirka krajinske arhitekture
  • mag. inž. kraj. arh.

Admission requirements

Access to the master's study programme Landscape Architecture is granted to candidates who completed one of the following study programmes:

a) the first cycle Bologna study programme Landscape Architecture or a comparable first cycle Bologna study programme in the field of landscape architecture.

b) a first cycle Bologna study programme in other fields, provided that the candidates complete10 - 60 ECTS from the first level Bologna study programme Landscape Architecture. These requirements are set for each student individually by competent Studies Committee and are determined in relation to the difference in the professional field. Candidates shall complete these study requirements by passing exams prior to enrolment in the master’s study programme:

  • graduates of comparable study programmes in the field of spatial planning sciences complete courses from the group of compulsory professional courses,
  • graduates of study programmes with a comparable extent of core courses (Physical Geography – Morphology, Pedology and Basics of Geology, Basics of Ecology, Geodetics with Cartography, Botany, Phytocenology) complete courses from the group of compulsory professional courses,
  • graduates of all other professional fields who do not have a comparable extent of core and professional courses shall obtain additional requirements from the group of compulsory core courses and compulsory professional courses.

All candidates shall complete a test of special talent, unless they have already completed a similar test during the access procedure for another first cycle Bologna study programme (e.g., architects and designers).

c) a pre-Bologna or Bologna professional study programme in the field of landscape architecture.

d) a pre-Bologna professional study programme in other fields, provided that the candidates complete10 - 60 ECTS from the first level Bologna study programme Landscape Architecture. These requirements are set for each student individually by the competent Studies Committee and are determined in relation to the difference in the professional field. Candidates shall complete these study requirements by passing exams prior to enrolment in the master’s study programme:

  • graduates of comparable study programmes in the field of spatial planning sciences shall complete courses from the group of compulsory professional courses,
  • graduates of study programmes with a comparable extent of core courses (Physical Geography – Morphology, Pedology and Basics of Geology, Basics of Ecology, Geodetics with Cartography, Botany, Phytocenology) complete courses from the group of compulsory professional courses,
  • graduates of all other professional fields who do not have a comparable extent of core and professional courses shall obtain additional requirements from the group of compulsory core courses and compulsory professional courses.

All candidates shall complete a test of special talent, unless they have already completed a similar test during the access procedure for another first cycle study programme (e.g., architects and designers).

Admission to the programme is also granted to candidates who have completed equivalent education abroad, and who enrol under the same requirements which apply for candidates who completed their education in Slovenia. Prior to enrolment in the study programme they must complete the procedure for recognition of education for the purpose of further study.

In case of limited enrolment the following selection criteria apply:
- candidates referred to in point a) and c) are selected on the basis of the average grade in exams during undergraduate studies.
- candidates referred to in points b) and d) are selected on the basis of the number of points achieved in the test of special talent (20%), average grade in exams during undergraduate studies (30%) and average grade in exams that are a condition for enrolment (50%).


Advancement requirements

Conditions for progression to Year 2:
A student may enrol in Year 2 if he completes all study requirements of Year 1 and all 60 ECTS by the end of the academic year. The competent Studies Committee may exceptionally approve the progression from Year 1 to Year 2 for a student who does not meet the requirement, if the student can provide justifiable reasons in accordance with the Statutes of the University of Ljubljana.

Conditions for repeating a year:
Students can repeat a year provided that they complete study requirements in a total amount of at least 30 ECTS.

During their course of study students may only once repeat a year or change their study programme owing to non-fulfilment of requirements.


Transfer between study programmes

A transfer between study programmes means termination of education in the first study programme and continuation of studies in another study programme. A transfer is possible only if the the candidates meet the requirements for enrolment in the new study programme. Tansfers between various study programmes for obtaining the same level of education is possible if at least 50% of ECTS of the first study programme can be recognised (i.e. if at least 30 ECTS can be recognised in the first year of the new study programme).

Transfers are possible:
a) for candidates from second cycle Bologna master's study programmes:
- from comparable study programmes in the field of spatial planning. The candidates shall meet the requirements for enrolment. The requirements for completion of the study programme and the year in which the student is allowed to enrol are set for each student individually by the competent Studies Committee.
- from study programmes in other professional fields. The candidates shall meet the requirements for enrolment. The requirements for completion of the study programme and the year in which the student is allowed to enrol are set for each student individually by the competent Studies Committee.

b) for graduates of pre-Bologna study programmes:
- from the academic study programme in Landscape Architecture, if they have completed at least 240 ECT. The candidates shall meet the requirements for enrolment and are enrolled in Year 2. In order to complete the study programme, they shall successfully defend a master thesis.
- from academic study programmes in other professional fields, if they have completed at least 240 ECT. If the candidates meet the requirements for enrolment, they are enrolled in Year 2. The requirements for completion of the study programme to the extent of 60 ECTS (including a successful defence of a master thesis) are set for each student individually by the competent Studies Committee.