Landscape architects create and manage the landscapes we live and work in. They plan and design places, at scales that range from the private garden to the urban square and the city region.
The Master of Landscape Architecture is a two-year full-time postgraduate conversion course for graduates in other disciplines who wish to qualify and work as professional landscape architects or with international landscape qualifications who wish to pursue professional studies in the UK. Whether or not you have a background in design, you'll develop the skills needed for contemporary practice. You will gain a practical understanding of the theories, methods and techniques employed in landscape architecture, with the greater part of what you learn applicable worldwide. The course has candidate accreditation from the Landscape Institute (LI) and is applying for full LI Accreditation status upon graduation of the first cohort.
What you'll learn
The Landscape Architecture course is organised around a core of design studios in which students acquire specialist knowledge in such areas as site-planning, land modelling, landscape construction, planting design and visualisation. You’ll learn a number of design and presentation skills. The course is intellectually stimulating, with lectures, seminars and workshops on history, design theory and pressing contemporary issues, such as the climate crisis, social justice, and rapid urbanisation.
After completing the course, you’ll:
be able to demonstrate advanced understanding and critical thinking about landscape architecture as a form of action concerned with creating and managing space and place
gain an understanding of the complexities of landscape issues and problems and be able to integrate knowledge and skills from different areas of the curriculum
acquire advanced knowledge and understanding of the way landscape has been conceptualised and theorised at different times and in different places, informed by relevant research findings and relevant practice
gain insight into the philosophies, ideologies and critical positions which underpin different approaches to landscape
Quality and Ranking
We rank in the top 100 for Architecture - QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020
The course will be delivered through a combination of:
- guided reading
- studio projects
- site visits
Get more detailsVisit official programme website
- Landscape Architecture Design
- Landscape Architecture Studio
- Conceptualising Landscape
- History of the Designed Landscape
- Design Thesis MLA
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
We suggest international students apply at least two months before the course starts. This is so that you have enough time to make the necessary arrangements.
DisciplinesArchitecture Landscape Architecture View 120 other Masters in Landscape Architecture in United Kingdom
A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in any subject and a demonstratable aptitude for the profession of landscape architecture through submission of design portfolio. You can find out more about the portfolio on our How to apply tab.
International12400 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 12400 GBP per year during 24 months.
National5400 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 5400 GBP per year during 24 months.
Living costs for Newcastle upon Tyne
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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