Postgraduate - taught prospectus

Landscape Architecture, MLA

Our Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA), accredited by the Landscape Institute, is for graduates who wish to take the next step towards becoming a professional landscape architect.

Throughout the course, you'll develop your skills and knowledge of design, history, theory, professional practice, technology, ecology, sustainability, horticulture, and digital representation. You'll have the opportunity to study specific modules covering landscape design, landscape urbanism and theory, and plant technology. The course is taught in a new building equipped with design studios, digital workshops and green roofs.

The Master of Landscape Architecture establishes the social, ecological and design processes that are fundamental to the field but encourages innovation and creativity as well. The course will appeal to anyone who wishes to pursue a professional career in the profession of Landscape Architecture, including graduates who wish to make a career change towards this area.

Duration

  • 2 years full-time
  • 3 years part-time

Start month

September

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2020/2021 fees

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What you should know about this course

  • This course provides an advanced route through the design, technical, professional and theoretical skills of Landscape Architecture practice.
  • Develop advanced design skills in small class-sizes, for use in landscape architecture and urban design practice.
  • Visit London’s art galleries (The Tate, ICA), museums (British Museum) and important landscapes (Kew Gardens, Royal Park Greenwich, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park) as part of the course.
  • Benefit from the high international profile of the course, which boasts award-winning student projects in Landscape Institute Awards and International Biennial of Landscape Architecture.
  • The MLA is part of a Landscape Institute accredited route to becoming a fully-qualified Chartered Landscape Architect.

Having studied both Undergraduate and Postgraduate Landscape Architecture course at University of Greenwich, I have thoroughly enjoyed the few years of academic studies. Tutors have overall been inspiring and fair, always trying to push the boundaries for us students to see past the horizon.

- Cesare Cardia, BA Hons and MA Landscape Architecture Graduate

Landscape Architecture, MLA


Want to find out what studying Landscape Architecture at the University of Greenwich is like? Hear from one of the academics who teaches the course, Ed Wall.

What you will study

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About the course team

Welcome to our Master's in Landscape Architecture, which is taught from within the School of Design. You will be taught by an experienced team, which includes senior academics and leading art, architecture, landscape and urban design practitioners from across London. You will benefit from international guest lectures and presentations from those working in areas such as art, design, landscape architecture and urbanism.

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Entry requirements

If you are

You should have a good Bachelor's degree and a portfolio of creative and visual work.

For more information, contact courseinfo@greenwich.ac.uk or 020 8331 9000.

You can also read our admissions policy.

The University of Greenwich accepts a broad range of international qualifications for admission to our courses.

For detailed information on the academic and English language requirements, please find your country in our directory.

Alternatively, please contact us:

Further information about entry

  • Applicants will submit a design portfolio to demonstrate design skills and experience.
  • You may be invited for an interview, in person or online.
  • We welcome applications from mature students.

Available to overseas students?

Yes

Can I use prior learning?

Find out more on our Recognition of Prior Learning pages.

How you will learn

Teaching

The design projects are the main focus of teaching. Teaching is carried our through a combination of lectures, seminars and workshops. Teaching takes place 2-3 days per week.

Class sizes

Information coming soon.

Independent learning

You should also expect to undertake 2-3 days a week of independent learning depending on your prior experience (around 8-10 hours per module per week). 

Each module will involve further reading and research. You will also spend time preparing for presentations, group discussions, and assessed coursework. You can use our Stockwell Street library and online resources to support in these activities.

You can also participate in the following:

Overall workload

Your overall workload consists of contact hours (lectures, seminars, etc), independent learning, and assessments. For full-time students, the workload should be roughly equivalent to a full-time job. For part-time students, this will reduce in proportion with the number of modules you are studying.

Assessment

On this course, students are assessed by coursework. Design modules provide weekly feedback, which provide guidance in developing your design and research work. Each course has formal assessments that count towards your grade.

Feedback summary

We aim to give feedback on assignments within 15 working days.

Dates and timetables

The academic year runs from September to June.

Full teaching timetables are not usually available until term has started. For any queries, please call 020 8331 9000.

Fees and funding

Your time at university should be enjoyable, rewarding, and free of unnecessary stress. Planning your finances before you come to university can help to reduce financial concerns. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

2019/2020 fees

Full-time (per year) Part-time (per 30 credits)
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2020/2021 fees

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Accommodation costs

Whether you choose to live in halls of residence or rent privately, we can help you find what you're looking for. We have dedicated accommodation for postgraduate students (Devonport House) available from just £160 per person per week, with bills included. If you require more space or facilities, these options are available at a slightly higher cost. Students based at the Medway Campus can also reside in student halls in Chatham or rent privately in the local area.

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There is a range of financial support available to support your studies. This includes postgraduate loans, international scholarships, and options for current students and alumni to continue studying at the university.

We also provide advice and support on budgeting, money management and financial hardship.

Financial support

Other costs

Further costs may include (but are not limited to):

  • Resources: Students should budget for studio materials (paper, model making materials) and printing costs. You may also need to purchase books for your studies, as well as specific computer software (estimate £150 per year).
  • Field trips: You may need to contribute towards any trips required for your course (estimate £300). If there are any field-study visits, home or abroad (recently to Istanbul, Rotterdam and New York), you will need to pay your travel costs. Longer field trips that may occur further costs are optional.

Careers and placements

What sort of careers do graduates pursue?

Landscape Architecture has been taught at University of Greenwich since 1965, so many graduates find employment through the expansive alumni network in London, across the UK and overseas. 

Some Landscape Architecture graduates work in architecture, landscape architecture or urban design practices. Other graduates have joined government design and planning offices to develop urban strategies and policy. Some graduates have also followed further studies through doctorate research.

Do you provide employability services?

The School of Design has an Employability Officer for postgraduate students to consult about opportunities relevant to the course. They work closely with professionals in industry to ensure you are well-prepared for the workplace and have begun to build your professional network by the time you graduate.

The central Employability and Careers Service also provides support for students preparing to apply for placements and graduate roles, such as CV clinics, mock interviews and employability skills workshops.

Support and advice

Academic skills and study support

We want you to make the most of your time with us. You can access study skills support through your tutor, our subject librarians, and our online academic skills centre.

Where appropriate, we provide support in academic English and mathematics. If you need to use particular IT packages for a specific module, we provide training for this.

We place great emphasis on helping you reflect upon your practical and theoretical work in a larger critical context. You will develop writing and presentation skills through a variety of assignments that go beyond standard essays and reports.

Our students hone their writing skills (journalistic, creative and academic) through descriptive, analytical and critical writing, presentations and hands-on use of digital media tools. You'll also develop professional skills by working with others to see projects of varying sizes through from idea to completion.

Support from the department

All students on creative courses at the School of Design get free access to Adobe Creative Cloud and Lynda.com. 

Each year we organise a graduate show where our students can showcase their design projects.

Accommodation information

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