Department of Landscape Architecture,
Faculty of Social Sciences
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.
- 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.
Teaching and learning take place in the studio and out on site.
You’re assessed on coursework assignments, dissertation, oral presentation and examination.
1 year full-time
MA Landscape Studies has helped me to understand ecology and biodiversity and has taught me how to find solutions to counter problems like global warming, urban flooding, anti-social activity and species extinction. The best parts of the course are going on site visits and plant walks, developing sketching techniques and the exchange of international cultures.
MA Landscape Studies
Good undergraduate honours degree in a related subject.
English language requirements
Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.
Fees and funding
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.
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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.