Further Information

Please note the existing University prospectus does not include the course structures that are outlined above. A full outline of the course programme will be presented at Department open days. If you should have any queries please contact, Emma Shaw (Admissions Secretary).

Entry Level Requirements

Generally, we accept all A level subject choices, and often a broad spread of subjects is appropriate given the multi-faceted nature of the course. If you are applying for the BSc (Hons) in Landscape Architecture, Biology is preferred at A2 level, with a minimum requirement of a high grade at AS level Biology and /or Science GCSE. If you are in the process of making A level choices the following may provide some guidance, though no individual subject is essential. Most relevant subjects at A2 level: Very useful: Biology, Geography, Art and Design, English, Design and Technology. Other useful subjects include: Other Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities, Maths. We do pay attention to the mix of subjects chosen for A levels or alternative qualifications. Ideally we prefer a mix of creative / practice based subject choices with mainstream academic subjects. Our recommendations are generally in line with the university policy of a minimum of two `acceptable´ A levels, and a maximum of one `acceptable in combination´ A level. `Acceptable in combination´ subjects include Art and Design, Design and Technology, ICT, Photography and General Studies among others. If you are taking a double award in Art and Design, we would expect the third A level to be in an `acceptable´ academic subject (`acceptable´ as defined in the above download). A range of mainstream academic subjects is also acceptable for example, English, Biology and History, though we would hope to see evidence of you furthering your visual / creative / making skills in your spare time. (See advice on preparing your portfolio). If you have any questions regarding the above, or it you would like advice on other subject combinations that will offer you helpful preparation for our undergraduate courses, please do not hesitate to contact us via the contacts link. Our usual offer is ABB, more information on equivalent qualifications for school-leavers is given in the Prospectus. We also welcome applications from mature students who do not have the usual University entry qualifications. Our standard IELTS requirement (English as a second language) is 6.5. Please do contact us for advice for any particular situation. We are keen to support enthusiasm and determination!

BA (Hons) in Landscape Architecture (Planning)

Academic qualifications: ABB at A-level or an equivalent qualification and GCSE Maths and English, Grade C or above

In response to growing demand for our Landscape Architecture programmes and recent changes in Government funding of undergraduate students the department has raised its standard offer to ABB. Core requirements: No specific 'A' level subjects are required but we do prefer to see a mix of traditional mainstream academic and creative/practice based subjects. Whilst 'A' level Art and Design are not a requirement evidence of a clear willingness to engage in the process of drawing and graphic communication is highly desirable.

BSc (Hons) in Landscape Architecture (Ecology)

Academic qualifications: ABB at A-level or an equivalent qualification and GCSE Maths and English, Grade C or above

In response to growing demand for our Landscape Architecture programmes and recent changes in Government funding of undergraduate students the department has raised its standard offer to ABB.

Core requirements: A2 or equivalent in Biology is preferred although we will consider applicants with other science 'A' levels and/or high grades in Biology at AS and Science subjects at GCSE. We also prefer to see a mix of traditional mainstream academic and creative/practice based subjects. Whilst 'A' level Art and Design are not a requirement evidence of a clear willingness to engage in the process of drawing and graphic communication is highly desirable.