Department of Landscape Architecture,
Faculty of Social Sciences
This is a two-year conversion course for graduates who want to qualify and work as professional landscape architects. Whether you have a background in design or not, it will help you develop the skills needed for modern landscape architectural practice.
The first year provides a thorough grounding in the design, social, technical and scientific aspects of the profession. You’ll learn about the history and theory of landscapes, develop visual and IT skills and tackle a broad range of design projects.
The second year gives you the opportunity to specialise in landscape planning, design or management, or to take a cross-cutting approach combining more than one aspect. During the Special Project, you’ll work on a landscape architecture solution for a real-world site of your choice.
Postgraduate Diploma in Landscape Architecture is accredited by the Landscape Institute and the International Federation of Landscape Architects.
- Landscape Architecture: nature, design, and people
- Urban Ecological Design and Management
- Landscape Planning
- Landscape Urbanism and Design
- Introduction to Landscape Research
- Research Proposal and Dissertation Preparation
- Landscape Research Dissertation
Choose two from:
- Urban Landscape Planning
- Rural Landscape Planning
- Urban Design Project
- Landscape Design and Art Practice
- Greenspace Maintenance
- Greenspace Management
There are lectures, seminars, workshops, tutorials, critical feedback sessions, site visits and practicals.
You’re assessed on coursework assignments, dissertation, oral presentation and examination.
2 years full-time
Every day is exciting because you are challenged and learn something new. I feel grateful to be able to learn and practise something about which I am fascinated and passionate.
Good honours degree, ideally in a subject related to landscape or design, for example ecology, geography, geology, architecture, engineering or fine art.
If you don’t have a degree, but you have relevant skills and experience, we may be able to consider your application. Please contact us to discuss.
English language requirements
Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component, or equivalent.
Fees and funding
You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It's a quick and easy process.
+44 114 222 0617
The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.