2019 start
MA
PG Diploma

Landscape Architecture

Department of Landscape Architecture, Faculty of Social Sciences

Learn how to create places that protect the planet and improve the lives of the people who inhabit them with our two-year conversion course. Accredited by the Landscape Institute.
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Course description

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.

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Postgraduate Diploma in Landscape Architecture is accredited by the Landscape Institute and the International Federation of Landscape Architects.

Modules

Core modules

  • 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

Optional modules

Choose two from:

  • Urban Landscape Planning
  • Rural Landscape Planning
  • Urban Design Project
  • Landscape Design and Art Practice
  • Greenspace Maintenance
  • Greenspace Management

Teaching

Teaching and learning take place in the studio and on site. There are lectures, seminars and workshops, as well as opportunities for individual and collaborative working.

Assessment

You’re assessed on coursework assignments, dissertation, oral presentation and examination.

Duration

2 years full-time

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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.

Tobias Edwards
MA Landscape Architecture

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.

English language requirements

Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component, or equivalent.

Entry requirements for international students

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You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It's a quick and easy process.

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Contact

landscape-admissions@sheffield.ac.uk
+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.