MA in Landscape and Urbanism
Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
1 - 2 year
Full time, Part time
GBP 8,750 / per year **
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** home full-time: £8,750 | international full-time: £15,000
Why choose this course?
This course is designed for architects, landscape architects, environmental designers and strategic planners who want to be involved in designing the cities of the future.
Design projects will address live briefs at a range of scales, from the strategic to the site-specific. Themes include the public realm, green and blue infrastructures, resilient and adaptive city strategies, growth and transformation through time, climate change, biodiversity, and zones of transition.
Through critical case studies and your final MA project, you may tailor the course to your interests and study chose areas in greater depth.
Reasons to choose Kingston University
- You will have opportunities to work on live projects such as European and local consultancy briefs within the Landscape Interface Studio.
- There are international workshops, external lectures and optional visits to London shows, museums and institutions (these may incur additional costs).
- There are opportunities to work in collaboration with the industry. Students have worked with Arup, AECOM, Atkins, Gustafson Porter + Bowman, Grant Associates and Historic Royal Parks.
What you will study
This course provides you with an innovative design education; you'll have opportunities to participate in varied live projects in local consultancy and previous students have worked at, for example, Kew Gardens, Historic Royal Palaces and local nature reserves.
You'll take part in study visits, and external lectures, and visit London shows, museums and institutions, to allow you to develop your own knowledge to support your individual career ambitions.
You'll take five core modules, including a dissertation, worth 180 credits altogether.
You'll work on a range of design projects, which reflect opportunities and challenges of contemporary landscape urbanism, at global and local scales.
Themes include the public realm, green and blue infrastructures, well-being, growth and transformation through time, climate change, biodiversity, city and identity, and zones of transition.
Modules in research and theory support critical reflection, while the study of materials and techniques supports appropriate technical knowledge and inquiry.
Workshops include communication, learning through making, observation, mapping and consultation, and building information modelling (BIM).
- Landscape and Urbanism Design Portfolio 01
- Landscape and Urbanism Design Portfolio 02
- Landscape and Urbanism Theory, Research and Representation
- Landscape and Urbanism Professional Practice, Process and Making
- Masters Project
Optional modules only run if there is enough demand. If we have an insufficient number of students interested in an optional module, that module will not be offered for this course.
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After you graduate
Examples of recent graduate destinations for this and similar courses include:
- senior landscape architect, ARUP Environmental
- landscape architect, Churchman Landscape Architects London
- landscape architect, Gustafson Porter London and Seattle
- landscape architect, Grant Associates Bath
- associate director/landscape architect, AECOM
- landscape architect, HTA Design London
- director, Spacehub London