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Professional Landscape Architecture
Department of Landscape Architecture,
Faculty of Social Sciences
The MA Professional Landscape Architecture is a one-year masters course for graduates of Landscape Institute accredited programmes who want to qualify and work as professional landscape architects. It will help you develop the skills needed for modern landscape architectural practice.
You’ll have the opportunity to specialise in landscape planning, design or management, or take a cross-cutting approach combining more than one aspect. The special project module sees you transform a site of your choice and lets you demonstrate your ideas, skills and creativity as a landscape architect.
You’ll also be able to develop your understanding and specialism in a topic of your choice as the basis of your Dissertation.
You may exit the course with a diploma after 120 credits or complete a 60 credit dissertation to claim the Masters qualification with 180 credits.
Accredited by the Landscape Institute and the International Federation of Landscape Architects.
Modules for this course will be confirmed soon.
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 Individual modules are occasionally updated or withdrawn.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.
1 year, full-time
There are lectures, seminars, workshops, tutorials, critical feedback sessions, site visits and practicals.
Teaching and learning take place in the studio and on site.
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 addresses current issues.
You’re assessed on coursework assignments, dissertation, oral presentation and examination.
Entry to the MA Professional Landscape Architecture is open to those students who have previously completed a Landscape Institute accredited undergraduate degree course in Landscape Architecture (either at the University of Sheffield or through an equivalent Landscape Architecture programme at another institution).
Additionally, students would have usually completed at least nine months of work experience in landscape practice. Those achieving a 2:1 degree or higher will be eligible to enter the MAPLA programme. Those achieving a 2.2 degree will be interviewed and a portfolio of work reviewed to assess the development of their landscape architectural skills.
Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.
If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the department.
You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It's a quick and easy process.
+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.