MSc Thesis in general

As the last part of their studies, landscape architecture students work on their MSc thesis. It is proof of the ability to work independently on a subject and to produce a report that combines theoretical input with a design component. The thesis typically takes six months and most of the theses subjects are related to the research that is going on at the chair group of landscape architecture.

Tips for inspiration
Please orient yourself on the research topics of the teaching staff when you think about your thesis topic. See the Brightspace page for the up-to-date topics list that are available.
In general, the LAR staff works in these research fields:
Energy Landscapes • Mixed production energy landscapes: Energy x food
• Nature-inclusive energy transition: Energy x nature
• Landscape-inclusive energy transition: Energy x people
• Carrying capacity of the landscape for solar fields
Liveability • Designing 21st c. regional park systems
• Integrative urban-rural fringes
• Landscape ecology principles in landscape architecture
• Urban open space as an armature for new (and old) urban areas
• Naturalness and wellbeing
• Design for health and wellbeing in Kerkrade
• Enhancing social-environmental benefits of informal green spaces
• Alternative engagements of informal green: design as an invitation
• Urban agriculture and landscape architecture
Urban Climate • Thermal comfort within new urban expansions (scale: city and neighborhoods)
• Thermal comfort within new urban expansions (scale: streets and parks)
• Thermal comfort within urban transformations (scale: city and neighborhoods)
• Thermal comfort within urban transformations (scale: streets and parks)
• The interplay between urban outdoor spaces and buildings
• Climate-resilient urban outdoor spaces
• The countryside in 2120
Water Management • Spatial quality and flood risk management
• Imag(in)ing Adaptive Water Systems
• Green infrastructure – a natural system approach to urban stormwater
• Coastal resilience & recreation with Nature Based Solutions(case of Sand Engine / Hondsbossche Dunes)
• Socio-cultural perception of the ‘new’ coastal landscape(case of Sand Engine / Hondsbossche Dunes)
• Visualisation and design of dynamic coastal landscapes with Nature Based Solutions (case of Sand Engine / Hondsbossche Dunes)
Please also take a look at the previous theses produced by LAR MSc students: Education LAR page and the Yearbooks (available for download).