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Second-cycle study programme (Master) - 3 semesters


Profile of a graduate in Landscape Architecture
A graduate of the second-cycle studies will have knowledge in the field of natural sciences, agricultural sciences, technical sciences and fine arts, allowing to shape landscape architecture objects in accordance with the functional, psychological and biological needs of people. He/she will be prepared to design offices and architectural studios developing landscape architecture management projects; the units implementing and maintaining landscape architecture objects, including government and local government administration units. He/she will acquire knowledge and skills allowing to shape the landscape on a scale of the region, including national parks, landscape parks and other legally protected parks, and landscape shaping on the scale of local plans, especially in the scope of the protection and revitalisation of historic urban and rural layouts, as well as shaping the urban and open landscape. The graduate will be prepared to perform independent research, design and implementation tasks in the units developing strategies, studies and projects for spatial development plans as well as urban and rural planning projects. He/she will be also prepared to work in the management of national and landscape parks, scientific and research institutions, research and development centres as well as the institutions dealing with counselling and dissemination of knowledge in the field of landscape protection and shaping.
The content of education in the second-cycle studies of landscape architecture includes specialist subjects in the history and theory of special shaping, sociology and environmental psychology. They also include in-depth issues of spatial planning, landscape protection and engineering, urban and rural landscape shaping. The subjects related to scientific research in the field of agricultural, forest and veterinary sciences, technical sciences and that serve the student's acquisition of in-depth knowledge and the ability to conduct scientific research in the field of landscape architecture, horticulture and art included subjects which prepare the graduate for the profession. These include: the urban landscape shaping, the rural areas landscape shaping, landscape protection, the protection and valorisation of the plant cover in historical objects, as well as the forms of the exposition protection in the cultural landscape. 

Full-time second-cycle studies in the field of landscape architecture last 3 semesters. The total number of ECTS points that a student obtains during His/her studies is 91 (The Resolution of the Senate of the University of Life Sciences in Lublin No. 37 / 2009-2010 of March 26, 2010, The Resolution of the Senate of the University of Life Sciences in Lublin No. 54 / 2011-2012 of 25 May, 2012 .). The total number of hours on full-time studies is 900 hours (in accordance with the resolutions of the Senate of the University of Life Sciences in Lublin No. 9 / 2011-2012 of 2 December, 2011, No. 34 / 2014-2015 of 27 February, 2015, and 54 / 2011-2012 of 25 May, 2012).    


The structure of the forms of classes at full-time second-cycle studies is as follows: lectures 45.7%, auditorium exercises 18.9%, laboratory exercises 30.0%, field exercises 5.4%. The exercises constitute in total 54.3% of the total number of classes. The total number of ECTS points a student needs to obtain in the courses requiring direct participation of the academic staff is 51, which is 56%. 
Out of 41 modules to choose from, the student chooses 9, that cover 255 hours, which is 24 ECTS points, i.e. 26.37% points for the course. The training programme includes 15 hours of specialised foreign language classes (1 ECTS point), 3 humanities and social sciences - 75 hours (5 ECTS points). In the first semester the students also take part in classes on spatial information systems in the amount of 45 hours (3 ECTS points). For the diploma thesis and the diploma examination, 15 ECTS points were given. 
The curriculum includes 15 hours (1 ECTS point) of foreign language classes, (1ECTS point) and 30 hours in spatial information systems (1 ECTS point), 55 hours of humanistic training (2 subjects to choose from and 1 compulsory subject with a total of 8 ECTS points). For the diploma thesis and the diploma examination, 15 ECTS points were given. 
In accordance with §20 of the University of Life Sciences in Lublin Study Regulations, the students who are distinguished in their studies are entitled to an individual study organisation. In justified cases, based on §21, students may apply for individual organisation of studies (e.g. work undertaken, second course of study). In the academic year 2016/2017, nine students benefited from individual organisation of their studies and in the academic year 2017/2018 – one student. 
There is no special offer for disabled students in this field, but assistance in learning is provided to students with a disability certificate. This is due to the lack of demand on the part of disabled students for their education in this field of study. 
The students as part of their own work are obliged to deepen their knowledge on the basis of the indicated literature. They have a modern University Library at their disposal, providing access to books and a magazines in Poland and abroad, and they can use the branch book collections in the individual departments. Digital access to publishing houses is a helpful tool. Students have permanent and unlimited access to computers and the Internet, they can use university computer labs and other in Lublin university libraries. HOT-SPOT is also available in the “Agro II” didactic complex and the Main Library building, as well as an internet network in student dormitories. 
As part of the course, students also develop social communication techniques through the possibility of delivering a speech or multimedia presentation, as well as by participating in conferences. 
In the field of landscape architecture there are no classes which employ the methods and techniques of distant learning.