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
|September 2016 start||
Course description 2016
The taught part of the course - from autumn of year one to summer of year two - leads to the professionally accredited Postgraduate Diploma in Landscape Architecture.
There are lectures, seminars, workshops, tutorials, critical feedback sessions, site visits and practicals. We also bring in landscape architects for tutorials and studio reviews.
The Special Project develops your competence. Supported by an academic, you'll work on a landscape architecture solution for a real-world site. This could be in Sheffield or in your home town. Even if your home town is in another country.
Over the summer of your second year, you'll work on a dissertation, leading to the award of MA. The end-of-year exhibition gives you the chance to present your work to prospective employers.
A choice of two from:
2 years full-time
|September 2017 start||
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.
Examples of optional modules
Choose two from:
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
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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.