Course details

A Levels ABB Other entry requirements
UCAS code K3K4
Duration 3 years
Fee Look up fee
Related subjects Landscape Architecture Architecture Planning

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Ms Emma Shaw
Department of Landscape
Telephone +44 (0)114 222 0602

Department of Landscape

91% student satisfaction
National Student Survey 2016

Course description

The aim of this course is to train landscape architects who also understand planning and how design proposals affect the environment. You'll study urban theory, planning and practice, and the complex relationship between people and the environment.

This combination of design skills and broader knowledge is good preparation for a career working alongside other environmental design professionals.

The course is designed to meet the needs of the modern profession. You'll work on real landscape projects that are developed through experimentation and discussion in the design studio. You'll develop skills in teamworking, presentation, project management and IT. This course also includes local, national and European field trips.

This course is professionally accredited by the Landscape Institute.

Modules: what you study and when


Accreditation allows graduates to pursue their professional qualification in landscape architecture and become a licentiate Member of the Landscape Institute, ready to start their Pathway to Chartership and become a Chartered Member of the Landscape Institute (CMLI).

Financial help from the University - bursaries

If you're a UK student, you could be entitled to a University bursary. A bursary is the same as a grant - you don't have to pay it back.

How our bursary scheme works

Entry requirements

Qualification Grades
A Levels ABB
A Levels + Extended Project Qualification BBB + B. The Extended Project should be in a relevant subject
International Baccalaureate 33
BTEC DDD in a relevant subject
Cambridge Pre-U D3 M2 M2
Scottish Highers AAABB
Welsh Baccalaureate + 2 A Levels B+AB
Access to HE Entry requirements for mature students
Other qualifications Other UK qualifications
Other EU/international qualifications
Other requirements
  • Art and Design qualifications are not a requirement but evidence of potential in drawing and graphic communication is highly desirable
  • International students need overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component, or an equivalent English language qualification
  • Equivalent English language qualifications
If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the department

Modules - what you study and when

The modules listed below are examples from the last academic year. There may be some changes before you start your course. For the very latest module information, check with the department direct.

Course information on Department of Landscape website

First year

Core modules:

Current Challenges in Planning, Design and Management
Histories of Landscape Architecture
Presentation, Communication and Research Skills
Space Making
The Changing Landscape
The Dynamic Landscape

Second year

Core modules:

Ecological Processes, Design & Management
Landscape Design - Exploration and Intervention
Landscape Planning for a Changing World
Materials of Landscape - Construction Design
Materials of Landscape - Planting Design
Sustainable Communities

Third year

Core modules:

Field Study Trip
Integrated Urban Design Project
Landscape Planning - Urban Regeneration
Landscape Planning Toolkits
Materials of Landscape - Detailed Design
Site Planning For Sustainable Housing

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.

Learning and assessment

These figures give an indication of how you'll learn and be assessed. They're a combined average of all the years of the course. The learning and assessment percentages could vary depending on the modules you choose.

Scheduled teaching 38%
Independent study 62%
Placement 0%

Exams/tests 1%
Coursework 98%
Practical 1%

Department of Landscape

The Arts Tower

Landscape Architecture is about the design, planning and management of places that benefit people and nature. Landscape architects create spaces between buildings that are both inspirational and functional. If you have a flair for creativity and a passion for improving the environment and people's lives, then Landscape Architecture could be for you.

You'll learn from experts who are involved in some of the most exciting landscape design work in the world today.

Sheffield is the ideal place to study large-scale urban renewal, natural habitats and complex planning issues. More than a third of the city is within the boundary of the Peak District National Park.

We received a satisfaction rating of 100 per cent in the National Student Survey (NSS) 2015.

Department of Landscape website

What our graduates do

Our graduates are in demand: industry figures come to our end-of-year degree shows and advertise vacancies with us. There are opportunities to help improve communities in the UK and abroad, in private sector consultancies, community development agencies, local authorities and national governments.

Student profile

"What I most enjoy about the course is that it focuses on enhancing the lifestyle of individuals and communities through design. I also like that there's a very dynamic atmosphere within the're constantly surrounded by views of Sheffield through every single window."

Kelci Vittachi
BA Landscape Architecture

This course is professionally accredited by the Landscape Institute.

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Department of Landscape
Telephone +44 (0)114 222 0602

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