MA PG Diploma
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Landscape Studies

Department of Landscape Architecture, Faculty of Social Sciences

Join the UK’s only independent Landscape Architecture department and develop advanced skills for practice outside of the UK, with our one-year, intensive masters in landscape studies.
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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.

Applying for this course

We use a staged admissions process to assess applications for this course. You'll still apply for this course in the usual way, using our Postgraduate Online Application Form.

Apply now

Modules

Core modules

  • Studio Project 1: Landscape Architecture - Nature, People, Place
  • Studio Project 2: Planning Strategies to Urban Design Proposals 
  • Research Module 1: Introduction to Landscape Research
  • Research Module 2: Landscape Research Topics
  • Landscape Research Dissertation

The content of our courses is reviewed annually to make sure it's up-to-date and relevant. Individual modules are occasionally updated or withdrawn. This is in response to discoveries through our world-leading research; funding changes; professional accreditation requirements; student or employer feedback; outcomes of reviews; and variations in staff or student numbers. In the event of any change we'll consult and inform students in good time and take reasonable steps to minimise disruption. We are no longer offering unrestricted module choice. If your course included unrestricted modules, your department will provide a list of modules from their own and other subject areas that you can choose from.

Teaching

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.

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

Assessment

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

Duration

1 year full-time

Student profile

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.

Tirthankar Chakraborty
MA Landscape Studies

Entry requirements

Good undergraduate honours degree in a related subject.

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

We also accept a range of other UK qualifications and other EU/international qualifications.

If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the department.

Apply

We use a staged admissions process to assess applications for this course. You'll still apply for this course in the usual way, using our Postgraduate Online Application Form.

Apply now

Contact

landscape-admissions@sheffield.ac.uk
+44 114 222 0617

Any supervisors and research areas listed are indicative and may change before the start of the course.

Recognition of professional qualifications: from 1 January 2021, in order to have any UK professional qualifications recognised for work in an EU country across a number of regulated and other professions you need to apply to the host country for recognition. Read information from the UK government and the EU Regulated Professions Database.

Explore this course:

    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
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