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MA PG Diploma Landscape Management

Duration: 1 year full-time; 2-3 years part-time
Accreditation: This course has both an accredited and non-accredited route. The accredited route is accredited by Landscape Institute and the International Federation of Landscape Architects


This 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.

The teaching and learning is studio based, with students working on projects in groups and individually, with a high level of support and guidance from tutors. The studio projects are supported by workshops, lectures, seminars, and site visits.



Core Modules

  • LSC6310 Principles and Skills of Landscape Management
  • LSC6006 Managing the Landscape
  • LSC6008 Maintaining Green Infrastructure
  • LSC6005 Special Project
  • LSC6003 Dissertation (MA students only)

Students on the accredited route will take:

  • LSC6017 Landscape Professional Practice

Students on the un-accredited route will take:

  • LSC6313 Landscape Architecture - Scope and Diversity

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

Entry requirements

Landscape Institute accredited route (LSCT102): degree or equivalent qualification in a relevant subject, plus a minimum of nine months work experience.

If you don’t have a degree, you’ll need an alternative academic qualification and a minimum of five years’ relevant work experience. This will be subject to approval at faculty level. 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.

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

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Fees & funding


Details of the fees payable may be found at:

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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

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. For details see:

Further guidance can be found here

Entry requirements by country

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The content of our courses is reviewed annually to make sure it's up-to-date and relevant. Individual modules are occasionally updated or withdrawn. This is in response to discoveries through our world-leading research; funding changes; professional accreditation requirements; student or employer feedback; outcomes of reviews; and variations in staff or student numbers. In the event of any change we'll consult and inform students in good time and take reasonable steps to minimise disruption.