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PG Diploma

Landscape Management

Department of Landscape Architecture, Faculty of Social Sciences

Learn how to manage the world’s amazing green spaces with our intensive, one-year course. This is the only management masters in the UK to be accredited by the Landscape Institute.
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Course description

This is a one-year course that teaches students about effective management of both natural and designed landscapes. It embraces environmental, social, cultural and economic factors to optimise the management of many of our most iconic landscapes. You’ll learn how to revitalise degraded, damaged or underused landscapes, while the Special Project and Dissertation allow you to explore topics of personal interest. 

The programme is designed to allow landscape architects to develop a specialism within management, or to introduce landscape management to other professionals within the land-based, geographical or ecology sectors. It can be taken through either a Landscape Institute-accredited or non-accredited route. 

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This course has both an accredited and non-accredited route. The accredited route is accredited by Landscape Institute and the International Federation of Landscape Architects.


Core modules

  • Principles and Skills of Landscape Management
  • Managing the Landscape
  • Maintaining Green Infrastructure
  • Landscape Professional Practice*
  • Special Project for Managers
  • Dissertation

*Please note, students on the unaccredited route will take Landscape Architecture Scope and Diversity instead of Landscape Professional Practice.


Teaching takes place through lectures, seminars, workshops, tutorials, critical feedback sessions, site visits and practicals.

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


Assessment is by coursework assignments, dissertation, oral presentation and examination.


  • 1 year full-time
  • 2/3 years part-time
Sam Marshall

The department provides a stimulating environment for learning, through a collective of inspiring staff, modules and other students. I cannot speak highly enough of the Landscape Management masters course and would encourage anyone considering it to do so.

Sam Marshall
MA Landscape Management

Entry requirements

Accredited route:

A degree in a relevant subject such as agriculture, botany, environmental science, forestry, landscape, ecology or countryside management and relevant work experience in the land-based, geographical or ecology sectors. 

If you don’t have a degree, you’ll need relevant work experience and an alternative academic qualification. This will be subject to approval at faculty level. 

Non-accredited route:

A degree in a relevant subject (as above).

If you don’t have a degree, you’ll need an alternative academic qualification and relevant work experience. 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.

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


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

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+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.