MA/PGDip Landscape Architecture
Department of Landscape, Faculty of Social Sciences
We are the UK’s top landscape department for research. Our degrees are respected by the profession and our graduates are in demand.
About this course
Course description 2017
The taught part of the course – from autumn of year one to summer of year two – leads to the Postgraduate Diploma in Landscape Architecture, which is the professionally accredited qualification. You can then continue over the summer period of your second year to complete a dissertation, leading to the award of MA.
The Special Project helps you develop your professional competence. You may specialise in design, planning or management. With guidance from a member of staff, you’ll work on a landscape architecture solution for a real-world site. You choose the site – it could be in Sheffield or in your home town, even if your home town is in another country. The work is presented in an end-of-year exhibition.
- Landscape Architecture: Nature, Design, People
- Urban Ecological Design and Management
- Landscape Planning
- Landscape Urbanism and Design Project
- Introduction to Landscape Research
- Landscape Research Topics and Dissertation
- Special Project Brief
- Professional Practice
- Law and Contracts
- Special Project
Choose one of the following from:
- Urban Landscape Planning
- Landscape Design and Art Practice
- Greenspace Maintenance
Also choose one of the following from:
- Rural Landscape Planning
- Urban Design Project
- Greenspace Management
Postgraduate Diploma: Landscape Research Dissertation
Teaching and assessment
There are lectures, seminars, workshops, tutorials, critical feedback sessions, site visits and practicals. You’re assessed on coursework assignments, dissertation, oral presentation and examination.
2 years full-time
Good honours degree, ideally in a subject related to landscape or design, for example ecology, geography, geology, architecture, engineering or fine art. If you don't have a degree, but you have relevant skills and experience, we may be able to consider your application. Please contact us to discuss.
English language requirements
Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component, or equivalent.
Fees and funding
Professor Nigel Dunnett
You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It is a quick and easy process.
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The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.