Landscape Architecture (BA Hons)

Landscape Architecture

BA (Hons)

A tradition of excellence

Study on the longest-running Landscape Architecture programme in the UK and benefit from our industry links all over the world.

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Opportunities to flourish

Amazing experiences to broaden your horizons.

View of Hong Kong.

Our partnership with THEi, Hong Kong is enabling student and staff exchanges, and joint research.

Former student Merrick Denton-Thompson.

Learn from inspirational speakers: Merrick Denton-Thompson - a former student - is President of the Landscape Institute.

A landscaped garden.

Visit world-famous landscapes nearby, including Rousham Gardens, Hidcote and Blenheim Palace.

Practice-style studios

Develop your skills in industry-standard studios equipped with all the latest equipment and technology.

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Learn from leading experts

Dr. Ying Li, Senior Lecturer.

Dr. Ying Li

Senior Lecturer

"A cross-cultural and interdisciplinary approach is the focus of my research, teaching, and practice in Landscape and Urban Design. This enthusiasm came from my early childhood education in Music and Classical Chinese Poetry.

Apart from my main academic role in the UK, I have also had a number of guest professor roles overseas, including Brazil, Hong Kong, and mainland China."

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Course details

Students working in a Landscape Architecture studio.

Course outline

We're ranked 3rd in the UK for student satisfaction (landscape design and town and country planning) according to the Complete University Guide 2020.

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 Merrick Denton-Thompson, 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. This course was also rated 90% for teaching, over 91% for learning opportunities and resources in the National Student Survey 2019.

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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

You'll study a variety of modules from 'Cultural Context: Historic and Contemporary Landscapes' to 'Sustainable technology 1'.

Take a look at the course content for full details of all the modules you'll study on this course.

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.

Careers

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

Study mode

Full-Time

Length

3 Years (Full-Time)

Campus

Francis Close Hall, Cheltenham

Entry requirements

Tariff information for 2020 entry

Because we want to offer this course to creative students with talent and potential (and because we know that exam grades don't always tell the whole story), we make offers following an interview instead of using tariff points.

You will need to have, or be studying for, a NQF level 3 qualification – that's A-level/BTEC/Welsh Baccalaureate or equivalent.

Once you apply, we will invite you to interview so we can decide whether to make you an offer.

Check out our Interview Guide to learn what to expect and help you prepare.

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.

International Students: Please see the full details of entry requirements in your country.

Grade 4/C in GCSE English and Mathematics (or equivalent) are normally required.
Please contact our admissions team if you have a question.

Fees

See the further details of fees and potential extra costs when studying a course at the University of Gloucestershire.

UCAS Codes

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

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