Landscape Architecture (BA Hons)

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3 Years (Full-Time)


Francis Close Hall, Cheltenham

Equal 10th for high-quality staff/lectures - THE Student Experience Survey 2018.

You will work on real sites, on real scenarios, investigating real issues. You'll work on live local sites with client-driven briefs in landscape studios to develop your design creativity and hone your professional practice skills. Students have worked on a range of sites in Cheltenham such as Pittville Park, Gloucester such as Kings Square, and Bristol such as The Diesel Depot and Temple Meads.

With a number of industry partners linked to the course, you will benefit from sponsored events, visits to landscape practices and lectures delivered directly by current practitioners. Partners have included LDA Design, Arup, Grant Associates, Barton Wilmore, Atkins Global, Grontmij, BDP, Sustrans and Noel Farrer, current president of the Landscape Institute.

In your final year, you'll showcase your work at the Degree Show - an event attended by landscape practitioners where previous students have been head-hunted by leading landscape design practices.

Develop design creativity through national and international study trips where you’ll explore examples of historic, contemporary and cultural landscapes. Previous trips include Copenhagen, New York and Barcelona. You'll be inspired in your first year with a three-day trip to London to discover a wealth of design ideas from small and medium scale urban regeneration projects through to city parks and large scale green infrastructure projects.

Find out what our Landscape Architecture students are up to and be inspired.

Study style

The study programme is based around lectures, tutorials and student-led research in a studio-based environment. You'll develop skills in experimentation, creative thinking and social interaction. The course also offers a balanced mix of theory, design work and introduction to professional practice. The course offers opportunities and scope for you to thrive within a stimulating learning environment and to develop and think about your personal development within the context of future career options.   

Course modules

Take a look at the course map for a breakdown of modules that you'll study to complete the course. Some modules are compulsory, but in some cases you can also choose modules which interest you from outside your core area of study.

Entry requirements

Tariff information for 2018 entry*

112 tariff points

Typical offers

BBC at A levels, DMM at BTEC or use a combination of your qualifications to achieve the required tariff total.

2018 UCAS tariff table

Mature Applicants: We welcome applications from mature students (aged 21 and over) and do not necessarily require the same academic qualifications as school leaving applicants. To find out more, please email our enquiries team.

International Students: Please see the full details of entry requirements in your country. If you do not meet the academic and English language requirements, you should consider a preparation course at INTO University of Gloucestershire, which will help to prepare you for study on this degree. INTO University of Gloucestershire is based at our Park campus and offers a range of courses including International Foundation Art, Design and Media and Integrated Programme.

Grade C in GCSE English and Mathematics (or equivalent) are normally required. If you don't meet your tariff points total we may still consider your application. Please email our admissions team for further information.

* Selection by interview. Please refer to the interview guide for further information.

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UCAS codes

UCAS codes available for this subject
BA (Hons) - 3 years full-timeK310


  • Landscape architect in private practice or with a local authority
  • Project management
  • Environmental planner or designer
  • BIM specialist
  • Garden design

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Student Focus

Joe Clancy

I won an internship at Terrapin Bright Green in New York. I now work for Pegasus Planning Group.

I would not be where I am now without the university and my lecturers. They went above and beyond what was expected. We had the biggest landscape architects in the country give us lectures including Noel Farrer, president of the Landscape Institute and experts from LDA Design. I was awarded the Landscape Institute South West Student of the Year Award for my thesis.

Industry links

We have industry partnerships with companies including LDA Design, Arup, Grant Associates, Atkins Global and BDP. Students have also completed a range of different placements for organisations including Terrapin Bright Green in New York, MIT in Massachusetts, The Canal and River Trust in Gloucester and MHP Design in Cheltenham.

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Staff Profile

Allan Mitchell

“I’ve worked for many highly successful landscape design consultancies, working with clients such as West Yorkshire Police Authority, O2, Aston Villa Football Club and The Hilton Hotel Group to name only a few. In 2010 I became the first landscape architect in the UK to qualify as a BREEAM Associate Professional. Despite all the exciting and fulfilling professional career stuff, my all-time highlight has to be when my students gave me a sneaky thumbs-up on their way up on to the awards stage to pick up their degree qualifications. That really was one of those mega moments’’.

Real sites, real scenarios, real issues

You'll work on live sites with client-driven briefs. Students have worked on sites including Pittville Park and St. James's Square in Cheltenham, Prinknash Abbey and Kings Square in Gloucester, plus a range of urban sites in Bristol including Wapping Wharf, Cumberland Basin, The Diesel Depot and Temple Meads.

Develop design creativity on international trips

Every year you can take a week-long study tour exploring examples of historic, contemporary and cultural landscapes internationally. Previous trips include Copenhagen, New York and Barcelona. You'll be inspired in your first year with a trip to London to discover the wealth of design in 'places for people'.

Benefit from industry partnerships

With a number of industry partners involved in the course, you'll benefit from sponsored events, visits to landscape practices and attend lectures taught directly by practitioners. Partners have included LDA Design, Arup, Grant Associates, Barton Wilmore, Atkins Global, Grontmij and BDP.

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