MA/PGDip Landscape Studies

Department of Landscape, Faculty of Social Sciences

We are the UK’s top landscape department for research. Our degrees are respected by the profession and our graduates are in demand.

I decided to study Landscape Architecture after searching for graduate jobs outdoors. So far I have enjoyed everything about the course. Every day is exciting because you are challenged and learn something new. I feel grateful to be able to learn and practise something about which I am fascinated and passionate.

Tobias Edwards, Postgraduate student in Department of Landscape

About this course

September 2018 start

Course description

This one-year, full-time postgraduate course provides a broad academic and practical understanding of landscape design, landscape planning and landscape management. The course does not provide professional accreditation, but is ideal for international students who want to advance their knowledge of the landscape profession.

It is also entirely compatible with the first year of the MA Landscape Architecture, and students may transfer between these courses.

Tobias Edwards, MA Landscape Architecture

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

Teaching and assessment

Teaching takes place through lectures, seminars, workshops, tutorials, critical feedback sessions, site visits and practicals. Assessment is by coursework assignments, dissertation, oral presentation and examination.

Course duration

1 year full-time


Entry requirements

Good undergraduate honours degree.

English language requirements

Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component, or equivalent.

Entry requirements for international students

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Professor Nigel Dunnett

Professor Nigel Dunnett

Teaches on:
MA/PGDip Landscape Architecture; MA/PGDip Landscape Studies

Research interests:
Sustainable planting design; The planting and Ecology of Green Roofs; Rain Gardens; Long- term dynamics of herbaceous vegetation.

Research focus:
Interdisciplinary research activity, focusing on the interface between ecology, design and horticulture in urban green space and built development.

Current research projects and publications

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

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Any questions

If you'd like to know more about any aspect of our courses, contact us:

E: landscape@sheffield.ac.uk
T: +44 (0)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.