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.
In general, the LAR staff works in these research fields:
Gabrielle Bartelse: history/ cultural heritage and foodscapes
Sjoerd Brandsma: eco-revelatory design
Marlies Brinkhuijsen: 20th century landscape architecture, place-making and heritage, focus on tourism and recreation
Joao Cortesao: urban (micro-)climate and water-related urban design
Ingrid Duchhart: coastal landscape, water related and regional design
Rudi van Etteger: phenomenology and water-related design
Adriaan Geuze: regional design and historical landscapes
Sanda Lenzholzer: urban (micro-)climate adaptation and health (website climatelier.net)
Kevin Raaphorst: Multifunctional flood defense, participation, visualization, revelatory design analysis
Paul Roncken: landscape narratives and sublime sensation, productive nature, regional parks (website landscapemachines.com)
Sven Stremke: energy landscapes and climate mitigation (website www.nrglab.net)
Laszlo van der Wal: Water infrastructure and landscape design

Please also take a look at the previous theses produced by LAR MSc students: Education LAR page and the Yearbooks (available for download).

In case you start working on your thesis, read the MSc thesis course guide carefully and follow the instructions given in the guide.