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 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).
MA Landscape Architecture
-Introduction to Landscape Design (a series of design projects, visual and CAD projects and workshops)
-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
-UK field trips (one residential) and a summer European field trip.
-Professional Practice, Law and Contracts
-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.