URBAN GREEN AREAS AND LANDSCAPE PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT Degree Program Profile
Master Degree in URBAN GREEN AREAS AND LANDSCAPE PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT
EHEA First Cycle; EQF Level 6
Number of Years/credits
2 years; 120 ECTS
Mode of Study
*All Degree Programmes are planned and organised for full-time students. It is possible, however (without special arrangements), to proceed through the course of study at one's own rhythm. This makes it possible, if necessary, to accommodate employment or other non-university activities or obligations.
Name of Course Director and other contact information
President of the Degree Course Council:
Prof. CRISTINA NALI
Department of SCIENZE AGRARIE, ALIMENTARI E AGRO-AMBIENTALI
Internationalization Coordinator (CAI):
Prof. Riccardo Gucci
Language of Teaching
Italian First cycle qualification (Laurea) or foreign equivalent in the same or related subject area, with possible extra work if required competences are lacking.
Possible assessment prior knowledge and competences
Assessment of competences acquired in First Cycle studies in related or un-related subject areas to determine admission by Degree Programme Council with possible assignment of extra work to be done before admission.
Required knowledge and competences support programmes
Students whose curricula show lacuna may need to take extra first cycle course units before admission.
The Degree Programme in Urban green areas and landscape planning and managements has the objective of preparing student with a solid background in the field of design, ordinary and extraordinary management and restoration of green areas, historical gardens and landscape. Graduation opens to further possibilities for professional training, such as PhD courses and schools of specialization.
Key Learning Outcomes
Graduates of the Programme will be able to demonstrate:
- a deep knowledge of analysis, restoration and enhancement of historic garden;
- the advanced knowledge of landscape architecture on the urban and territorial scale;
- the ability to evaluate the urban forest pathology and entomology and to propose interventions against plant diseases;
- the ability to propose ornamental plants in the urban landscape;
- the deep knowledge of machines for green urban areas and landscape management;
- the ability to know the geobotany and to evaluate the vegetation cartography;
- an essential knowledge on competences of Agronomist in perspective of their future professional application.
Occupational Profile/s of Graduates
The course is designed to train the figure of a manager, consultant or public official, with positions of responsibility in the field of design, ordinary and extraordinary management and restoration of green areas, historical gardens and landscape. Other areas of expertise relate to the production of ornamental plants, the environmental impact assessment, landscaping and defense against pests of anthropic environments. Graduates will also be able to carry out teaching and research, technical assistance, and features expert editorial and technical and scientific information in the areas of competence.
Access to further study
The Laurea Magistrale degree in URBAN GREEN AREAS AND LANDSCAPE PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT allows the graduate to compete for entry into a Third Cycle programme/doctoral school.
Assessment methods, examination regulations, and grading
Assessment is normally by means of an oral or written examination; in some cases there are intermediate exams during the course; other elements (participation in discussion, written or oral reports, comment of texts etc. ) are foreseen in specific course units and are described in the Course Unit Profiles.
The grading system for the course units consists of 30 possible points, plus 'lode' (cum laude) in case of excellence. Marks are given by the lecturer on the basis of performance as ascertained in a public examination by a board of at least two teachers. Main exam sessions are held in June/July; September; and January; students may resit exams**. Actual grading curves differ in different degree programmes. The University of Pisa provides an ECTS Grading Table, which shows the actual distribution, of examination and final grades among students of each degree programme, in order to facilitate comparison with other grading systems. ---> Link to ECTS Grading Table
An overall mark is given on occasion of the 'Final Exam', when a written research text is presented and discussed. The final overall mark is calculated on the results of the marks obtained in the single course units and the final exam, and is based on 110 possible points, with the possible further mention of honours ("lode" or cum laude).
**The exam sessions are organised in sessions (the dates vary according to the Department and are published in the Department's academic calendar). In each session there are a certain number of 'appelli' [calls], or dates on which the examination for each course unit may be taken. The 'appelli' are fixed by the teacher. The student chooses which of the appelli he or she wishes to respond to. In most cases it is obligatory to sign up before the specified date.
Requirements (regulations) to obtain the qualification
The final dissertation, to which 16 ECTS are allocated, must demonstrate the knowledge of the above mentioned professional skills.