Postgraduate - taught prospectus

Architecture, Landscape and Urbanism, MSc

The MSc Advanced Landscape and Urbanism encourages students to develop inventive and speculative approaches to the design of cities, landscape and territories.


Architecture & Landscape



  • 1 years full-time
  • 2 years part-time

This course promotes strong design methods and the integration of new and innovative technologies to address the challenges facing contemporary cities, including urban growth, climate change, globalisation and social inequality.

The MSc Architecture, Landscape and Urbanism interrogates the growing influence of landscape on urban, social and ecological processes. It provides a platform to address the conditions of contemporary urbanism, such as extreme environmental events, shifting economic agendas, new forms of public space and the transformations to urban infrastructures. It also employs advanced design techniques and innovative methodologies to develop speculative designs, strategies and interventions.

The course centres on the design studio, where students are introduced to innovative approaches in landscape architecture and encouraged to develop design speculations for future landscapes and cities. 

Visits to London's art galleries (such as the Tate Modern, ICA), museums (such as the British Museum) and important landscapes (such as the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Kew Gardens, Royal Park Greenwich) are part of the degree. Students are encouraged to attend field-study courses abroad (recently to New York and Istanbul) which inform their design projects.

International lectures are hosted in the department, recently including Alberto Perez-Gomez, James Corner (Field Operations), Will Alsop (All Design), Charles Jencks, Martin Rein-Cano (Topotek 1), Hanif Kara and Kathryn Gustafson (GP+B). Details of international events, open lectures and examples of student portfolios can be found on the collective blog written by the landscape architecture and urbanism staff and students, The Landscape.

The course is based in the Department of Architecture and Landscape in a new state-of-the-art building. It is equipped with fourteen green roofs, aquaponics lab, digital workshops, model workshop, photography suite, film studios and animation suites. The building also includes extensive design studios, a world-class library and two gallery spaces. The building is located in the heart of Greenwich, the newest addition to a suite of magnificent buildings that occupy the UNESCO World Heritage site and the location of the Greenwich Prime Meridian.

This course is designed for those aiming to develop advanced design skills, for use in landscape, architecture and urban design practice, and for those aiming to enhance their academic skills and/or go on to doctoral study.

What you will study


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Entry requirements

Applicants should have:

  • A first class or upper second class undergraduate degree in architecture, landscape architecture, engineering, planning or related discipline.
  • Exceptionally, applicants from geography, ecology and social sciences will also be considered.
  • All applicants must submit a design or project portfolio and a personal statement.
  • Applicants educated in a language other than English should have an IELTS score of 6.5 or above, or an equivalent rating in another language testing system.

Fees and finance

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Funding your study

There is a range of financial support options available to support your studies, including the Aspire@Greenwich award for study resources that many full-time students will receive.

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Additional information


Students are assessed through coursework, thesis and design portfolio.


This programme is designed for applicants aiming to develop advanced design skills, for use in landscape,architecture and urban design practice, and for individuals aiming to enhance their academic skills and/or go on to doctoral study.

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