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Landscape Architecture (Conversion) MA

What is Landscape Architecture (Conversion)?

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.

You’ll 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.

Study style

Through live projects you’ll focus on master-planning, environmental assessment, public consultation and design.

You’ll focus on various modules throughout tour course.

  • 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: Historic and Contemporary Landscapes
    Focus on movements and trends throughout the 20th century
  • Sustainable Technology 2
    Find out how to apply plant, construction and ecological knowledge to landscape design projects

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Entry requirements

    • You should hold at least a  2.2 Bachelors degree with honours.

    • Applicants will be considered on an individual basis

    • You will be required to attend an interview. Please refer to our interview guide for further information.

    • EU and international students need IELTS 6.0 overall (no less than 5.5 in writing and in any other band) or equivalent.

Course modules


Fees and costs

The fee for this course is charged in two parts. Students are liable for the fee for the conversion year (displayed in the fees table below) on entry to the course, and are liable for the fee for the postgraduate year (Postgraduate Diploma or Masters Degree) when progressing to that year. For details of the fee for the postgraduate year, see the MA/PgDip Landscape Architecture course page.
Start date Location Course code Total Fee (UK) Total Fee (international)
Sep 2023 Francis Close Hall, Cheltenham £7,180 £15,450
Sep 2024 Francis Close Hall, Cheltenham TBC TBC

Possible careers

Graduates from this course can go on to work in:

  • private, public and charity sectors.
  • landscape architecture in private practice or in public and charity sectors,
  • landscape planning
  • project management
  • garden design.

International Industry Recognition

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

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.

Endless possibilities with a master’s degree

Increase your pay potential, specialise in the subject you love, or pursue your passion and switch careers.

UoG students can benefit from an alumni discount. Receive 20% discount on your postgraduate tuition fees as a 2022 graduate.

Discover your next step.


As part of your course you can gain valuable experience on an optional placement year.

  • Duration – 12 months, full-time (minimum 35 hours a week)
  • Location – popular destinations include the UK, USA, China and Europe
  • Visa – you may need a visa if you’re on placement abroad
  • Finance – your tuition fee is reduced for your placement year – and you can still apply for a maintenance loan and get money advice
  • Placement support – we’ll help you find a great placement and get the most out of the experience

" I wish to inspire, reach, and continue to motivate past, present, and future students."

“I am inspired by world-class landscape architects and academics (i.e., Pietro Porcinai, Roberto Burle Marx and Ian McHarg) that have motivated me to pursue this career, and I wish to inspire, reach, and continue to motivate past, present, and future students.”

Alessio Russo, Senior Lecturer and Academic Course Leader in MA Landscape Architecture

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