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  • Objectives
    The course is for those wishing to qualify as professional landscape architects, and is fully-accredited by the Landscape Institute. It aims to provide the skills and knowledge required by the landscape profession, through individual and group work.
  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements Good undergraduate honours degree or equivalent qualification, ideally in a subject related to landscape or design (e.g. Ecology, Geography, Geology, Architecture, Engineering, or Fine Art). In exceptional circumstances we will also accept candidates without a first degree who have relevant skills and education through previous employment and/or study that demonstrates their ability to complete a higher degree, subject to the written approval of the Faculty of Architecture. The two year postgraduate conversion MA/Diploma in Landscape Architecture offers the opportunity for applicants with a degree in another subject to take a vocational and academic 'conversion' programme in landscape design and to enter the profession through this postgraduate route. Our standard English language requirements for overseas students are: IELTS 6.5, TOEFL 575 (paper based) with TWE 4.5, or TOEFL 232 (computer based).
  • Academic Title
    MA Landscape Architecture
  • Course description
    Course content

    First year

    -Introduction to Landscape Design (a series of design projects, visual and CAD projects and workshops)
    -Landscape Histories
    -Theories and Practices
    -Introduction to Planting Design
    -Ecological Design and Management
    -Advanced Planting Design
    -Introduction to Landscape Construction (including use of CAD)
    -Advanced Construction Design
    -Social Aspects of Design
    -Integrated Design Project
    -Introduction to Landscape Planning
    -Research Methods
    -UK field trips (one residential) and a summer European field trip.

    Second year

    -Research Report
    -Professional Practice, Law and Contracts
    -Special Project
    -Landscape Design and Art Practice or Urban Landscape Planning or Greenspace Maintenance
    -Rural Landscape Planning or Urban Design Project or Greenspace Management
    -Landscape Research Dissertation
    -The Special Project and Dissertation enable students either to pursue a broadly based landscape architecture approach, or to place greater emphasis on one of landscape design, landscape planning or landscape management.

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