MA Landscape Studies

MA PG Diploma Landscape Studies

Duration: 1 year full-time


This is a one year full time postgraduate course providing a broad academic and practical understanding of landscape design, landscape planning and landscape management. The course does not provide professional accreditation, but it is entirely compatible with the first year of the MA in Landscape Architecture, and students may transfer between these courses.

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

  • LSC6111 Landscape Architecture: Nature, Design and People
  • LSC6112 Urban Ecological Design and Management
  • LSC6113 Landscape Planning
  • LSC6114 Landscape Urbanism and Design
  • LSC6115 Introduction to Landscape Research
  • LSC6116 Landscape Research Topics and Dissertation
  • LSC6003 Landscape Dissertation

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

A good undergraduate honours degree in a related subject that has covered some aspects of landscape.

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Fees & funding

Fees and 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 6 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

We encourage our overseas applicants to submit their applications before the end of May in order to leave enough time for visa applications.

More information about MA PG Diploma Landscape Studies can be found on the central prospectus page.

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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.