MA Landscape Architecture

MA PG Diploma Landscape Architecture

Duration: 2 years full-time
Postgraduate Diploma in Landscape Architecture is accredited by the Landscape Institute and the International Federation of Landscape Architects


This is a two year full time postgraduate course for graduates in other subjects who wish to qualify as professional Landscape Architects in the UK and other IFLA member countries. The course is fully accredited by the Landscape Institute.

The first year is an intensive "conversion" year. Students are introduced to landscape design approaches, theories and history, develop visual and IT skills and tackle a broad range of design projects of increasing complexity. 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

First year

  • 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

Second year

  • LSC6313 Landscape Architecture - Scope and Diversity
  • LSC6017 Landscape Professional Practice
  • LSC6005 Special Project
  • LSC6140 Landscape Research Dissertation (MA students only)

Optional Modules

Second year

Choose one from:

  • LSC5010 Urban Landscape Planning
  • LSC6004 Landscape Design and Art Practice
  • LSC6008 Maintaining Green Infrastructure

And one from:

  • LSC5020 Rural Landscape Planning
  • LSC5030 Urban Design Project
  • LSC6006 Managing the Landscape

All modules comprise of: A Project, Theory and methods lectures, Cultural lectures, Ecology, vegetation and management studies, Social studies, Topographic water and construction studies, Media, tools, and communication workshops

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:

Good undergraduate honours degree or equivalent qualification in a relevant subject.

In exceptional circumstances we may be able to consider your application if you don’t have a degree but you have relevant knowledge, skills and experience through previous employment and/or study. We will be looking for your ability to study for a higher degree. This will be subject to approval at faculty level.

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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 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

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 Architecture 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.