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Fees and Funding

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Overview

This is a design based career conversion/ development course at Masters level, for anyone who has a passion for landscape architecture, but a first degree in any other subject.  

It brings together 'conversion' modules of the postgraduate diploma, with modules from the MA taken by those holding an undergraduate landscape degree, combined into 'straight through' programme for direct entry to the UK profession at Licentiate status. 

It is fully accredited by the Landscape Institute.

Download our yearbook to see examples of our students' work.

This course covers:

  • design modules, where you lead the landscape design process, using a range of drawing and modelling techniques and softwares, taught in studio; and
  • theory/ professional practice, where we explore the issues affecting our environment, visit, study, and discuss professional landscape architecture.
  • This is a two-year programme (full time) and the fee varies each year. You may also consider applying for the postgraduate diploma in Landscape Architecture.

What makes this course different

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Live projects with social impact

We work on live build projects, and with real clients to learn hands on, changing lives and places, delivering positive social impact and benefits to London communities.

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Industry placements

The course includes shadowing placements within leading landscape architectural practices in London, giving you the opportunity to gain direct experience and make professional connections while you study.

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Tailored teaching to suit diverse skills

Our students are from a range of backgrounds, not just art and design. Through tailored teaching, we help extend your skills and subject knowledge to professional standard, at your pace.

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

UEL's professional landscape architecture programmes build your skills for a future career in landscape architecture in the context of key issues in contemporary life - city expansion, climate emergency, food security, diversity, inequality, wellbeing. We challenge you to consider your understanding of what landscape is about, what it can and should do.

You'll learn through design studio, site visits, and by interaction with professionals and academics across spatial and environmental disciplines, as well as getting hands on, with the practicalities of building now, for existing needs with real clients and communities.

We support you to develop a personal attitude to landscape design, to express yourself spatially, to investigate ideas with passion and commitment. There are options to work with UEL's Sustainability Research Institute and other built environment faculty, to choose your path into diverse landscape careers. 

Our team are here to support you and help make the relevant industry links.

MODULES

HOW YOU'LL LEARN

At UEL your interests and passions count. We provide an inspiring, creative setting where you can gain the skills and understanding that will facilitate self-expression, and inform your future direction in the profession. 

We engage with live sites and clients, and foster connections with visiting professionals. All staff continue in professional practice, and bring relevant industry knowledge as well as extensive academic teaching experience to design studio, seminars, tutorials, field visits and lectures.

The MA in Professional Landscape Architecture (Conversion) offers flexibility, opportunities for collaborative project work, an active faculty and diverse student body. We offer set topics and options, and projects tailored at a pace in keeping with your developing skills, allowing you to choose your own path within the wide scope of professional landscape architecture.

You will also benefit from shadowing placements within leading studios in London.

HOW YOU'LL BE ASSESSED

Your work is assessed through a variety of illustrated reports, and design drawing portfolios, submitted at the end of each module. 
Your submitted coursework is completed against detailed project briefs, with submissions selected from project work developed in a variety of media: drawn; conceptual and practical; 3D work; essays; site research studies; illustrated reports; seminar papers; and presentations. Teaching supports the development of materials for submission through seminars, individual and group tutorials, field visits and lectures.

All coursework is double marked and reviewed by an external examination board.

CAMPUS and FACILITIES

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Docklands Campus, Docklands Campus, London, E16 2RD

WHO TEACHES THIS COURSE

The teaching team includes qualified academics, practitioners and industry experts as guest speakers. Full details of the academics will be provided in the student handbook and module guides.

Bridget Snaith

Dr Snaith is a Senior Lecturer at UEL. She is a chartered landscape architect, urban designer, social researcher and educator.

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I wanted to expand on my training in architecture and urban planning by learning to look at cities at the grand scale of landscape through an LI accredited degree. The UEL course has given me this perspective through a design focused curriculum, which has proved invaluable in my career as an urban designer.

Mat Proctor

Team Leader – GLA Growth Strategies and Urban Design (MA Professional Landscape Architecture with Conversion)

What we're researching

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Course Leader Dr Bridget Snaith CMLI a professional Landscape Architect and Design Council Built Environment Expert, with an award-winning practice, Shape Landscape Architecture & established professional links in London.

Her own research interest is in social theory, informing people-centred inclusive design, but the Landscape programme at UEL is supported by academics with research interests in Sustainability, Ecology and Heritage as well as Architecture and Civil Engineering.

Dr Snaith's PhD Thesis investigating ethnic minority underrepresentation in UK parks was awarded a Landscape Institute Research Award in 2015. Previous research has focussed on reducing fear of crime in parks and river corridors, she authored one of London's Green Grid Frameworks, and she has advised on Play Design nationally for the Commission for Architecture & the Built Environment.

YOUR FUTURE CAREER

Landscape architects are in demand nationally and internationally. There is a high industry employment rate.  Our graduates perform well within the field, achieving recognition and industry awards, and 100% from our Conversion MA have found employment in practice and in senior research or policy roles, including many who have not come from an art or design undergraduate programme.  Our School has links with a range of professional practices, and will give you invaluable experience of working collaboratively with other disciplines, on live projects and with professionals in a practice setting.

Our Masters in Professional Landscape Architecture (Conversion) will set you on the path to a rewarding and exciting career in landscape architecture.

All of our postgraduate landscape courses have full accreditation from the Landscape Institute and provide necessary qualification to allow registration on the Landscape Institute's Pathway to Chartership.
 

Explore the different career options you can pursue with this degree and see the median salaries of the sector on our Career Coach portal.