The MSc Advanced Landscape and Urbanism encourages students to develop inventive and speculative approaches to the design of cities, landscape and territories. It promotes distinct design and research methods and the integration of new and innovative technologies to explore the complexity of contemporary cities, including issues of urban growth, climate change, globalisation and social inequality. The programme is designed for students of architecture, landscape architecture, design and related disciplines, who wish to enhance their academic, intellectual and professional skills.
The programme interrogates the growing influence of landscape processes on the design of future cities and environments. It provides a platform from which to rethink approaches to contemporary urban design, to consider extreme environmental events, shifting economic agendas, new forms of public space and the transformations to urban infrastructures. The MSc Advanced Landscape and Urbanism focuses on design studio projects informed by classes in landscape and urbanism theory, design ecologies, future representation and design research methodologies. Details of international events, open lectures and student work can be found on www.thelandscape.org/
Graduates from the MSc Advanced Landscape and Urbanism join or establish leading design practice or continue their design and research ambitions through PhD studies.
The aims of the programme are to:
- Interrogate, and speculate on, the emerging ecologies between people, design, technology and the environment.
- Research the conditions of urbanism through the lens of landscape theory and design practice.
- Employ advanced design techniques and innovative methodologies through site-based projects.
Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.
Landscape and Urbanism Theory (40 credits) Advanced Urban Design (40 credits) Design Ecologies (20 credits) Design Research Methodologies (20 credits) Future Representations (20 credits) Master Project (40 credits).
Applicants should have: A first class or upper second class undergraduate degree in architecture, landscape architecture, engineering, planning or related discipline.
Exceptionally, applicants from geography, ecology and social sciences will also be considered.
All applicants must submit a design or project portfolio and a personal statement. Applicants educated in a language other than English should have an IELTS score of 6.5 or above or an equivalent rating in another language testing system.
This programme is suitable for those aiming to develop advanced design skills, for use in landscape, architecture and urban design practice, and for those aiming to enhance their academic skills and/or go on to doctoral study.