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Programme summary for MA Landscape Architecture

Contact Information

Christine Wade: Admissions Administrator
Telephone:  +44(0) 20 8223 3295
Fax: +44 (0) 20 8223 7504

About the programme

This programme focuses on understanding current best practice in landscape architecture, both locally and internationally, while also emphasising the development of intuition and processes to test and develop new forms of landscape practice.

It welcomes students as fellow collaborators in studies that develop innovative new strands to contemporary landscape architecture. The programme also deals proactively with the complex environmental, social, and creative questions of the time.

Programme structure

The MA programme can be followed over twelve months full time or twenty four months part time

Career opportunities

The integration of environmental design with architectural and urban design practice is of ever-increasing importance. Architects, landscape architects, and designers equipped with these skills are increasingly in demand professionally in both the private and public sectors, nationally and internationally.


The programme offers students a personal tutor, 1:1 tutorial support as well as support of small group working

Personal Development Planning (PDP) is a University requirement to engage formally in reflective practice, through a learning log or a professional development portfolio. This includes creating and maintaining a continuously updated CV, a review of progress in modules, review of assessment outcomes and feedback, a semester based action plan and an annual submission of the PDP. This process is designed to help students reflect on their own progress.

The University provides a comprehensive range of support services to students, which includes: residential/ student finance advice/ careers advise / study skills development/ IT learning resources.


The programme is designed for a diverse audience:

It will appeal to already qualified design professionals in related disciplines who wish to add further specialisation in landscape architectural practice.

It also welcomes applications from candidates with a design based first degree with a particular interest and ability to contribute to the development of landscape at an advanced level.

It welcomes applications from suitable candidates with an honours degree or post-graduate diploma in landscape architecture or landscape with an interest in additional study at an advanced level.

Applications are welcomed from the EU and overseas, in particular, lecturers from Higher Education Institutions wishing to increase their qualifications.

Students whose first language is not English will have achieved a score of 7.0 in ILTS or equivalent. Eligibility for students without degree equivalent qualifications will be assessed via the accreditation of experiential learning [AEL] on the basis of a short essay, statement and a portfolio. Places will be offered after a successful interview with a member of the programme team.

All applicants will be interviewed.

Key facts

You can start many programmes in either September or February and applications are simple to make. Click below to:

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Tuition Fees - 2013/14

Home/EU Fees

  • Module fee: £2,200 (60 credits)
  • Full time fee: £6,600 per yr

International Fees

  • Module fee: £3,800 (60 credits)
  • Full time fee: £11,400 per yr

Fees based on 30 credit modules (unless otherwise indicated) For further information regarding postgraduate fees please refer to


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