Similar study programmes in the Netherlands
Architecture, Urbanism & Building Sciences (Delft University of Technology).
Both study programmes deal with the problems of large metropolises, but each from their own perspective. The urban sciences perspective is used at Delft whereas the life sciences perspective is applied by the Master Landscape Architecture and Planning study programme, with knowledge of the living landscape.
Urban and regional planning (Radboud University Nijmegen, University of Groningen, Utrecht University and University of Amsterdam).
The most important difference is that Landscape Architecture and Planning places more emphasis on the spatial dimension of problems and solutions. Planning and design of the landscape are supported by knowledge from both the social- and natural sciences regarding the use and functionality of the landscape.
Landschapsarchitectuur (Landscape Architecture) (Academie van Bouwkunst in Amsterdam).
This study programme places a lot of emphasis on the artistic and aesthetic quality of landscape designs. This is also important at Wageningen, but the Master Landscape Architecture and Planning also emphasises the scientific basis of a design’s structure fed by knowledge from the social- and natural sciences. The study programme mentioned in Amsterdam is known as a concurrency education that can be combined with a job, whereas the Master Landscape Architecture and Planning study programme is full time.
The TU Delft offers a master track in landscape architecture. The TU Delft has its roots in urbanism, while Wageningen has its roots in the green environment.
You can find more detailed information about all the landscape architecture programmes within the Netherlands through the Dutch Schools of Landscape Architecture.
Similar study programmes at Wageningen
Forest and Nature Conservation zooms in on an aspect of the spatial environment: forest- and nature areas. Landscape Architecture and Planning takes a broader angle including agricultural areas, infrastructure, recreational areas and urbanised areas.
Urban Environmental Management allows students to study the environment and to address sustainability issues in an urbanised setting. Landscape Architecture and Planning is more focused on the planning and design of urbanised areas and tries to prevent the incurrence of environmental problems through innovative plans and designs.
International Land and Water Management focuses on land, water and international development problematics with an emphasis on developing countries. Landscape Architecture and Planning is more integrated and focuses on the problematics of western metropolises.
Geo-Information Science is a true research study programme aimed at gathering and usage of geographic data. Landscape Architecture and Planning uses that data namely as input for landscape design and planning.