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Architecture and Landscape Architecture

School of Architecture, Faculty of Social Sciences

Our innovative dual course gives you a full accredited route to qualify as both an architect and a landscape architect. It is open to students with previous combined or separate degrees in both architecture and landscape architecture.
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Course description

This course is a unique opportunity to qualify as both an architect and a landscape architect. It’s open to students with previous combined or separate degrees in both architecture and landscape architecture. 

The degree is RIBA Part 2 and LI Part 3 accredited and is prescribed by the ARB.

Your study focuses on a range of themed, design-based studios dedicated to specific areas of practice or research. There are compulsory modules in landscape architecture, humanities, management, building and plant sciences, and an integrated architecture and landscape architecture project.

To qualify you’ll produce at least one comprehensive design project. You’ll also have the opportunity to work with local or regional groups on a real-life challenge through our Live Projects initiative.

Teaching and learning changes for 2020-21

Due to the coronavirus pandemic we have made some changes to teaching and learning for this course in the 2020-21 academic year.

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Validated by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) at Part 2, the Landscape Institute (LI) at Part 3 and prescribed by the Architects Registration Board (ARB)


Core modules

Year 1

  • Design 1 and 2
  • Architectural Research Methods
  • Environment and Technology 1
  • Management and Practice 1
  • Landscape Professional Practice
  • Design Research Study
  • Urban Landscape Planning

Year 2

  • Design 3
  • Live Projects 2
  • Design Manifesto
  • Environment and Technology 2
  • Management and Practice 2
  • Special Project


Our design teaching is studio based with several research-led options. Programmes run by specialist staff link together lectures, studio work and research.


Each module is assessed individually by coursework. 


2 years full-time

Involvement with both courses simultaneously develops a holistic approach to design while giving you knowledge and skills adaptable for all projects. The dual course broadens my career opportunities and strengthens my desire to work in a multidisciplinary practice.

Emma Koch
BA Architecture and Landscape, MArch Architecture and Landscape

Entry requirements

You'll need a BA Architecture and Landscape Architecture combined degree, or BA Architecture and a separate BA Landscape Architecture, 2:1 or equivalent, from a RIBA/ARB/LI-approved institution, along with 9 months in practice.

You should have RIBA Part 1 or equivalent.

We will ask to see your design portfolio.

English language requirements

Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.


Find out how to apply on the School of Architecture's website:

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+44 114 222 0349

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