2019 start
PG Diploma

Landscape Studies

Department of Landscape Architecture, Faculty of Social Sciences

As the largest and only independent department of landscape architecture in the UK, Sheffield is a great place to study. We are rated first in the UK for research and our graduates are in demand.
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Course description

This course provides a foundation in landscape architecture. You’ll explore different aspects of the discipline, learn skills and write a dissertation on a landscape topic that matters to you. If you complete this course, you may be able to join the second year of the MA Landscape Architecture and work towards a professional qualification. The end-of-year exhibition gives you the chance to present your work to prospective employers.

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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


There are lectures, seminars, workshops, tutorials, critical feedback sessions, site visits and practicals.


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


1 year full-time

Entry requirements

Good undergraduate honours degree in a related subject.

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


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

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The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.