MA Landscape Architecture

University of Gloucestershire

Program Description

MA Landscape Architecture

University of Gloucestershire

Landscape Architecture (Postgraduate Diploma / MA)

Refine your knowledge and skills necessary to meet the challenges of landscape architecture in the 21st century

MA Landscape Architecture professionally develops students aspiring for a career as a landscape architect. Recognised by the International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA), become a qualified member of the Landscape Institute by studying at an institution with over 50 years reputation delivering high-quality landscape architecture education.

Through studying the practical and philosophical aspects that underpin landscape architecture, apply a range of conceptual and practical skills to global topics and specific local conditions to refine your passion, innovation and creativity for design. Explore influential landscapes local to the university, from the urbanity of surrounding cities to the rural Cotswold Hills and the ancient oak woodland within the Forest of Dean. Visit international exemplar precedent sites, like Berlin, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Copenhagen, Paris, New York.

Work on live public and private sector client projects to blend academic theory with professional challenges. Focus on enhancing your career through strong links to industry practitioners and professional bodies within the landscape architecture. Learn to adapt your design approach in response to sustainability issues and rapid policy and environmental change.

Study style

Study a masters programme delivered in a studio-based environment through a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars and student-led research. Learn through a mix of teaching techniques combining the practice and philosophy of landscape architecture with a focus on innovation, creativity, personal development, expression, professionalism and sustainability. Our Landscape study community comprises a blend of UK, European and International students, which provides a rich mix of geographic, environmental, social and cultural influences and further enriches the student’s collective learning experience. Assessment is via coursework which contains a combination of design-based projects using a range of representational techniques including drawings and 3D models, illustrated written reports, and essays.

Entry requirements

  • You will need at least a 2.2 Honours degree or equivalent in Landscape Architecture or Landscape Design
  • You may be required to attend an interview
  • A portfolio of work is desirable but not essential. This should contain examples of your creative work including sketching, photography, plan or perspective drawing, and is typically 12-20 pages long.
  • International students need IELTS 6.5 overall (no less than 6.0 in writing and 5.5 in any other band) or equivalent.


Landscape architecture is the profession concerned with designing our natural and built environment, from national parks to city streets, world heritage sites to urban plazas, the London Olympic Park to a school play area.

Work across a range of organisations in the UK and overseas, such as local authorities, government agencies, environmental charities, and private design practices. Use your knowledge and design skills to inform policy and planning decisions at a local, regional, national or international level, through master-planning, environmental assessment, public consultation and design.

  • Landscape architect in private practice
  • Landscape architect in the public sector or environmental charities
  • Landscape planner
  • Project management
  • Garden design

Programme specifications

MA Landscape Architecture

Become a qualified member of the Landscape Institute

Recognised by the International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA), MA Landscape Architecture is the oldest Landscape Institute accredited course in the UK.

Focus on sustainability

Learn sustainable design approaches enhanced via active learning with live sites-based client projects.

Draw inspiration from influential local landscapes

Gloucestershire benefits from a unique location inspired by the urbanity of Bristol, Cheltenham and Bath and the picturesque of the Cotswolds and the Forest of Dean. National gardens of Hidcote, Rousham, Stowe and Blenheim Palace offer exemplars of landscape architecture within the region.

Advance your career

Refine your skills and knowledge to progress your career in landscape architecture and prepare for future employment whether in the public or private sectors or running your own business.

Learn in state-of-the-art facilities

Access dedicated landscape architecture studios and bespoke computer suites 24 hours a day.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated September 22, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Aug. 2017
12 months
Part time
Full time
4,280 GBP
Start date Aug. 2017
United Kingdom Cheltenham, England
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Duration 12 months
Price 4,280 GBP
- Home/EU, 11,950 GBP - Non-EU