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MA/PGDip Landscape Management

MA Landscape Management is a one-year course that teaches students about effective management of both natural and designed landscapes. It embraces environmental, social, cultural and economic factors to optimise the management of many of our most iconic landscapes. You’ll learn how to revitalise degraded, damaged or underused landscapes, while the Special Project and Dissertation allow you to explore topics of personal interest.

The programme is designed to allow Landscape Architects to develop a specialism within Management, or to introduce Landscape Management to other professionals within the land-based, geographical or ecology sectors.

Students without previous employment within these sectors can opt for a non-accredited route, whereas those with previous relevant experience can undertake the accredited route. Students on the non-accredited route are provided with a general introduction to Landscape Architecture, whereas students on the accredited route take a more specialised module dedicated to UK professional practice, law and contracts.


Modules Studied: Principles and Skills of Landscape Management; Managing the Landscape; Maintaining Green Infrastructure; Landscape Professional Practice*; Special Project; Dissertation

*Please note, students on the unaccredited route will take Landscape Architecture Scope & Diversity instead of Landscape Professional Practice

Please note that the course details set out here may change before you start, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the course start date.

Entry requirements

Landscape Institute accredited route (LSCT102): degree or equivalent qualification in a relevant subject, plus a minimum of nine months work experience. For applicants without a degree; alternative academic qualification and a minimum of five year's relevant work experience. Entry for such candidates requires Faculty approval. Applicants for whom English is not their first language will need additional English Language qualifications.

Non-accredited route (LSCT127): degree or equivalent qualificaiton in a relevant subject. Applicants for whom English is not their first language will need additional English Language qualifications. Please note, this course is now full for 2018 entry. Please contact Xue Wang if you would like information about 2019 entry.

Duration: 1 year full-time, 2-3 years part-time


Details of the fees payable may be found at:

Most students are self-funded but postgraduate students normally resident in the UK may be eligible for a Career Development Loan- further details are available at

International students may be eligible for scholarship assistance. For details see

International Applicants

We welcome applications from International Applicants. Our postgraduate programmes attract many students from a wide variety of countries including Bahrain, Bangladesh, China, Germany, Greece, India, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico and Taiwan. International applicants will need a recognised English Language qualification – currently IELTS 6.5 (with at least 5.5 in each component) or University equivalents. The University has an extensive support system for overseas students.

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