Landscape Architecture (with conversion year) (Postgraduate Diploma / MA)

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Study mode

Full-Time or Part-Time

Campus

Francis Close Hall, Cheltenham

Build upon your existing skills within a highly professional environment, on a course recognised by the International Federation of Landscape Architects and accredited by the Landscape Institute.

Sustainable landscape design benefits from the creative contribution of people with a range of skills and backgrounds. This course allows graduates from different backgrounds to gain the skills required to build a rewarding career in landscape architecture. Through live projects you will engage with keys areas, such as master-planning, environmental assessment, public consultation and design.

You will actively acquire the practical skills and knowledge that underpin the landscape architecture industry in the 21st century. Studying philosophical aspects of the discipline, exploring influential landscapes and working on live private and public sector briefs will increase your confidence and expertise. With a long-standing reputation and excellent links to industry and professional bodies -plus a strong emphasis on sustainability - this course provides an excellent foundation upon which to build a dynamic career.

Module Descriptions

  • Design Projects Based in the studio and on site, be introduced to the relationships and processes of landscape architecture projects
  • Professional Practice: Digital Communication 1 Develop basic skills in the use of digital media, including AutoCAD, SketchUp Pro, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign
  • Cultural Context: Landscape Urbanism Develop your understanding of the planning and design of urban public open spaces
  • Sustainable Technology 2 Find out how to apply plant, construction and ecological knowledge to landscape design projects

Study style

Landscape architecture offers a wide range of exciting careers in the private, public and charity sectors. As a multiskilled graduate, career opportunities include working as a landscape architect in private practice or in public and charity sectors, as well as working in landscape planning, project management and garden design.

Course modules

Take a look at the course map for a breakdown of modules that you'll study to complete the course.

Entry requirements

  • At least a 2.2 honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject
  • Applicants will be considered on an individual basis
  • You may be invited to attend an interview
  • A portfolio of work is essential
  • EU and international students need IELTS 6.0 overall (no less than 5.5 in any band) or equivalent.

Fees

Fees - 2019/20 Academic Year
Home and EU Students
Full-Time Fees
Masters £6500
Postgraduate Diploma £4330
Conversion Year £4750
International Students
Full-Time Fees
Masters £14250
Postgraduate Diploma £9500
Conversion Year £14250

Full-time and part-time students will pay the same fee for the Conversion element of the course. Please note that once you complete the conversion course, you will then progress onto our Masters course, resulting in combined fees of the Masters and Conversion course being payable.

2019/20 fee rates are given for information only. Following the Conversion, the Masters or Diploma fee that will be charged will depend on the prevailing rates relevant to academic year in which the award commences.

Please refer to the Tuition Fee and Bursary Policy for payment methods and timescales.

Careers

Landscape architecture offers a wide range of exciting careers in the private, public and charity sectors. As a multiskilled graduate, career opportunities include working as a landscape architect in private practice or in public and charity sectors, as well as working in landscape planning, project management and garden design.

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Staff Profile

David Buck

One of the thrills of the course is working with people with really varied skills and experience. The tremendous range of students’ backgrounds means there are some very creative designs and ideas. Our programme has been running for 56 years and is the longestrunning such course in the UK. It teaches the fundamental skills but also allows students to develop their own personal styles; they are not treated as disciples or part of a flock but as individuals. There’s a really strong network within the industry, and we and our students, both current and former, are an important part of that.

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International Industry Recognition

This course is recognised by the International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA), a mark of its quality.

Sustainability model

Access this dynamic and exciting profession

This course welcomes graduates from different backgrounds, such as architecture, environmental management and geography.  These students are enabled to adapt their exciting skills and require new knowledge, so they can establish long-term careers in this exciting profession.

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Work on real sites, for real clients

This course has a strong vocational focus and students benefit from our well-established industry connections by working on real projects, for real clients putting your new knowledge and skills into practice.

Landscape Institute - Inspiring great places.