Fees and funding
Find out the full fee for your course, if you are eligible for scholarships, and what additional costs you can expect when studying as a postgraduate student in the Department of Landscape Architecture.
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Landscape architecture postgraduate students can expect to incur some additional costs as part of their course, however, the department aims to minimise these where possible.
We have outlined some anticipated costs and also some resources that landscape architecture students have access to as part of their tuition fees.
- Compulsory books/texts
There are no compulsory textbooks you will need to purchase for the postgraduate taught masters courses.
Each course will provide a recommended reading list to students. It is not expected that you will read every book over the course of the year, but you are encouraged to read as widely as possible to inform your project work, and to gain a greater understanding of your field.
The University Library has an extensive architecture collection, including access to journals, which is available to all students to support them in their studies. Key chapters will be provided to students.
- Course packs
Course and module handbooks are provided without additional charge.
- Compulsory (non-residential) field trips
Postgraduate students will undertake a number of site visits throughout their studies. In most cases, these are provided free of charge.
Where public transport is used for site visits in the Sheffield area, students will be expected to pay for their own.
- Compulsory (residential) field trips (including accommodation)
There are no compulsory residential field trip for postgraduate students. There is an optional residential trip which may be in the UK or EU. Approximate cost £500 including accommodation.
- Professional accreditation exams
At the end of their studies, students who wish to become Chartered Landscape professionals will have to become a Licentiate member of the Landscape Institute, before completing a Pathway to Chartership. More information can be found on the Landscape Institute’s website.
- Compulsory study aids
The following specification is recommended for your own desktop/laptop. An Intel i7 (or equivalent) processor or higher, at least 16GB RAM, and a dedicated graphics card (at least 2gb recommended) instead of one that's integrated into the motherboard (this isn't essential but will really help when working with 3d modelling etc.).
PC or Mac is down to personal preference.
- Compulsory research project costs
There are no compulsory research project costs for postgraduate Landscape Architecture students.
- Re-examination fees
The University provides information on re-examination fees here.
- Continuation fee
The Student Services Information Desk provides more information about continuation fees.
- Re-submission fee
The Student Services Information Desk provides more information about re-submission fees.
- Writing up fee
The Student Services Information Desk provides more information about writing up fees.
- Other compulsory costs
Although none of the following is compulsory, we recommend that students have:
A3 Cartridge paper sketch pad and bulldog clips. We will be drawing outside weather permitting so bulldog clips are essential if it is windy.
A3 pad of Layout paper or similar. This is a lightweight paper which is useful for technical drawing.
A roll of tracing paper or ( much cheaper) baking paper/ greaseproof paper. Try not to get one that is too ‘waxy’
Selection of pencils 2B or softer. It would also be good to have a few soft pastels and or charcoal.
Technical drawing pens. A small selection of disposable fibre tip pens of different sizes Coloured Pencils. You don't need to buy many (10 to 15) but try to get good quality, for example, Berol, Caran D'ache.
Watercolours. Small box set, student quality and a large brush (no smaller than size 10).
Scale rule. This should include the following scales, 1:10, 1:100, 1:20, 1:200, 1:5, 1:500, 1:1250, 1:2500. The triangular (in section) scale rules are the easiest to work with.
Model making. It is useful to have your own scissors, masking tape, glue, modeling knife and plasticine. For some modules, students will have to supply their own model making materials, usually in the form of cardboard, base boards, scale figures, balsa wood and vegetation.
Digital camera. Phone cameras are fine provided the image is of a suitable quality. You will need it for: field trips, site surveys, plant identification, recording your studio work and taking pictures of your design models.
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