Landscape architecture is a creative discipline that focuses on intervention in the landscape through imaginative design, strategic thinking and scientific precision. It analyses, represents, reclaims, reinvents and constructs Landscapes as places with meaning. It is positioned at the interface between art and design, and the physical, natural and social sciences. Our programme is committed to educating designers who are creative, inventive, intelligent, rigorous and ethical in their practice as both students and professionals. Our staff are also designers, makers and theorists who engage with landscapes that are local and global in their ongoing research practice. Our programme is structured in three interconnected strands: design, theory and techniques. We have a unique relationship with the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, where you will learn about plants and horticulture from world-leading researchers and scientists. You will have the opportunity to take up practical placement opportunities worldwide. We also offer exchange opportunities with renowned landscape architecture institutions in Europe and Australia. We are one of the UK's largest schools of architecture and landscape architecture with a respected international profile. We regularly host acclaimed visiting scholars, practitioners and critics. Our students go on to achieve high levels of recognition and success and they regularly win the Landscape Institutes's Student Portfolio Prize and Student Dissertation Prize. You'll be based in the heart of one of Europe's leading cultural cities that forms a unique living laboratory in which to learn and create. Edinburgh is a place of outstanding landscape and architectural interest and a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. With fascinating geological, ecological, rural, post-industrial, cultural and urban design phenomena and sites in close reach, you have fertile ground to study and work with. You will have access to significant designed landscapes of all types, from the garden to the region, such as Ian Hamilton Finlay's Little Sparta and Scotland's many historic landscape sites.