2020 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.
Image of map and drawing equipment

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.

Apply now

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
  • Maintaining Green Infrastructure
  • Managing the Landscape

Teaching

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

Teaching and learning take place in the studio and on site.

Assessment

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

Duration

2 years full-time

Victoria Wade

Everything I have learnt has given me amazing grounding for my career. The support and encouragement I received from my lecturers gave me the confidence I needed to start up my own business.

Victoria Wade
MA Landscape Architecture

Entry requirements

Good honours degree, ideally in a subject related to landscape or design, for example ecology, geography, geology, architecture, engineering or fine art.

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

Entry requirements for international students

Mel Burton

We’re unique as a landscape department in that we can deliver the full breadth of landscape specialisms in-house through our team of internationally recognised academics. We complement this by working with landscape practices and our alumni, as professional landscape architects, to ensure our teaching is practice relevant and address current issues.

Mel Burton
Director of Learning and Teaching

Apply

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

Apply now

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.