Develop and refine vital skills and experience, to establish a long-term career in an exciting profession.
The world of landscape architecture encompasses many skills and environments. On this course, you will benefit from professional links to industry, an emphasis on sustainability, a wide range of client projects and proactive teaching staff with extensive professional practice experience. As a result, you will acquire the high level of knowledge and professionalism required to build a rewarding career, skillfully tackling 21st-century issues – from sustainability to changes in government policy.
With proximity to cities and rich English landscapes, you will be exposed to the breadth of landscape practice. Landscape architecture is an alchemy of global topics and specific local conditions, and you will develop your skills in this context. The emphasis on both practical and academic aspects of the profession ensures that you will leave with the confidence and insight to go straight into employment and forge a successful career.
- Landscape Professional Practice
- Landscape Planning Studio
- Landscape Design Studio
- Urban Futures
- Research Methods in Design
- Applied Ecology and Conservation (Option)
- Geographical Information Systems (Option)
Learning takes place in a studio-based environment, through a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars and student-led research. Teaching techniques combine 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 learning experience.
All work is assessed via coursework, which is a mix of written and illustrated reports.
- At least a 2.2 honours degree or equivalent in landscape architecture or landscape design (for direct entry onto the MA, or an undergraduate degree in any field of 2:2 or above for the conversion MA).
- You will be invited to attend an interview.
- A portfolio of work showing evidence of your current creative work and experience is essential.
- EU and international students need IELTS 6.0 overall (no less than 5.5 in writing and in any other band) or equivalent.
This course equips students with the skills to take on the wide range of careers offered by an exciting industry and influential profession.
Landscape architects play a role in shaping everything from national parks and city layouts to World Heritage Sites and school playgrounds. Career opportunities include working as a landscape architect in private practice or in public and charity sectors, as well as in landscape planning, project management and garden design.
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