Academic year 2019/2020


Basic Information

Qualification awarded


Qualification Type/Level

EHEA Second cycle, EQF level 7

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 pace. This makes it possible, if necessary, to accommodate employment or other non-university activities or obligations.

Name of the Course Director and other contact information

President of the Degree Course Council:


Internationalization Coordinator (CAI):
Prof. Riccardo Gucci

Language of Teaching


Admission Requirements

Formal Requirements

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.

General Information

Programme Profile

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, commentary 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 based on the performance as ascertained in a public examination by a board of at least two teachers. The 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 the examination and final grades among students for each degree programme, in order to facilitate the comparison with other grading systems. ---> Link to ECTS Grading Table
An overall mark is given on the occasion of the 'Final Exam', when a written research text is presented and discussed. The final overall mark is calculated based 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 into 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 students choose which of the appelli they wish 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.

Course structure diagram

Available courses, 2019/2020