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

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Study mode

Full-Time or Part-Time


Francis Close Hall, Cheltenham

A route into Landscape Architecture for students from alternative disciplines.

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

Sustainable architecture 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.


  • Design Projects 1
  • Professional Practice: Digital Communication 1
  • Cultural Context: Landscape Urbanism
  • Cultural Context
  • Sustainable Technology 2

Study style

All work is assessed via coursework, which is a mix of written and illustrated reports, essays and design-based projects.

Entry requirements

  • At least a 2.2 honours degree or equivalent
  • You may be invited to attend an optional interview
  • A portfolio of work is desirable but not essential
  • EU and international students need IELTS 6.0 overall (no less than 5.5 in any band) or equivalent.


Fees - 2017/18 Academic Year
Home and EU Students
Masters £6000
Postgraduate Diploma £4000
Conversion Year £4500
Non-EU Students
Masters £13500
Postgraduate Diploma £9000
Conversion Year £13500

The fee displayed is the total course fee for full or part-time study. Fees can be paid in instalments over the duration of study with further details available in our tuition fee policy.


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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International Industry Recognition

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

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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.

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