MA Landscape Architecture

Writtle College

Program Description

MA Landscape Architecture

Writtle College

*Subject to revalidation

Upon completion of study in the Landscape Architecture programme, students will be able to:

  • Develop advanced theoretical and applied constructs in landscape architecture, garden and environmental design.
  • Develop and apply a sustainable landscape systems approach to policy, planning, design, and management of landscape.
  • Develop and apply innovative environmental and sustainable design theories, processes, and solutions for public and private landscapes and urban and rural planning and design.
  • Apply research methodologies in a landscape architecture context to garden design, environmental design, rural and urban planning and design, open space design, landscape assessment and geographic information systems (GIS) and sustainable design in the built environment.
  • Critically evaluate the intrinsic and extrinsic values and elements of landscape condition, structure, process and change in response to social, cultural, economic and ecological influences.
  • Communicate design thinking and solutions through a range of media to a diverse range of recipients.

Complete a research dissertation or design research project by taking a Landscape Architecture project or research question through a research process of theory, method and analysis to completion.


Delivery and Assessment

The most successful teaching method across the UK for Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Interior Design, Art and Environmental Planning and Design has been this combination of design studio and classroom.

The Landscape Architecture course engages in this method of teaching by organising its professional programmes through lectures, seminars, studio and site visits as a critical combination for learning. As a studio-based design course, Landscape Architecture is taught through core seminars and lectures in landscape theory, landscape ecology, history and advanced design studio. These modules are accompanied by study i.e. in professional practice, landscape construction, landscape assessment and environmental design.

The course promotes thinking in terms of place and identity, physical and phenomenal relationships at scales from site to region, social and ecological systems and informs the design process in terms of function, context, meaning and form.

Professional Accreditation

This course has been accredited by the Landscape Institute and the International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA).

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated April 11, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Aug. 2017
1 - 2 years
Part time
Full time
5,500 GBP
Start date Aug. 2017
United Kingdom Chelmsford, England
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End date Request Info
Duration 1 - 2 years
Price 5,500 GBP
International fee (Non-EU): £11500