Postgraduate - taught prospectus

Landscape Architecture, MA

This course is designed for anyone interested in becoming a professional landscape architect. You’ll engage with landscape, urbanism, agriculture and infrastructure projects in the UK and abroad.

The core component of the MA Landscape Architecture course is based in the design studios of our new state-of-the-art building in Stockwell Street. Students work with academics and practitioners to develop projects and review designs. You'll be pushed to develop innovative and distinct approaches to landscape architecture, culminating in a final design project and thesis. Teaching is informed by technical and theoretical seminars, with guest lectures from international artists, designers and academics.

The course will open up career paths in landscape architecture, planning, and urban design. Graduates of the MA Landscape Architecture have gone on to lead design projects including the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and the Eden Project.

Department

School of Design

Campus

Greenwich

Duration

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

Start month

September

Home/international fees

2021/2022 fees

TBC

2021/2022 fees

What you should know about this course

  • Develop advanced design skills in small class-sizes, for use in landscape architecture and urban design practice.
  • Address the critical processes of urbanization, such as extreme environmental events, shifting economic agendas, new forms of public space and the transformations to urban infrastructures.
  • Benefit from the high international profile of the course, published research, and award-winning student projects in Landscape Institute Awards and International Biennial of Landscape Architecture.
  • Undertake research visits to London’s art galleries (The Tate, ICA), museums (British Museum) and important landscapes (Kew Gardens, Royal Park Greenwich, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park).
  • Study on a Landscape Institute accredited course to becoming a professional Chartered Landscape Architect.

Landscape Architecture, MA


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What you will study

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Course information is currently unavailable for this programme. Please contact course-info@gre.ac.uk for more information.

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.

Come and meet us

Given the current situation with Covid-19, we are offering virtual events so that you can still experience how Greenwich could be the right university for you.

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To find out more about our Open Days and Campus Tours or if you need any assistance, please email opendays@gre.ac.uk.

Entry requirements

If you are

You should have a good undergraduate degree in landscape architecture or a recognised equivalent. You'll also need a portfolio of your landscape architecture work.

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

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 need to submit a design portfolio to demonstrate your design experience and skills.
  • Applicants 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

For new and returning students in September, our focus is on making our university environments safe and accessible to everyone.  We’ve prepared a 'blended model' of teaching which means combining face-to-face sessions on our campuses with online lectures. All face-to-face sessions are in line with distancing rules. If students are ill or shielding, we’ll provide all lectures and course materials online.

Ready for September

Teaching

In a typical week, learning takes place through a combination of lectures and seminars. You'll be abe to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller group session, Scheduled contact activities may fall between 9am and 9pm, depending on your elective courses and tutorials.

Class sizes

Information coming soon.

Independent learning

Outside of timetabled sessions, you'll need to dedicate time to self-study to prepare for coursework, presentations and exams. Our library and online resources with support your further reading and research.

Overall workload

Your overall workload consists of scheduled learning activities which will include online lectures, online and on campus discussions, workshops and practical sessions.

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 take-home exams, coursework and practice assessments on campus where required.

Each course has formal assessments which count towards your grade. Some courses may also include 'practice' assessments, which help you monitor progress and do not count towards your final 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.

2021/2022 fees

TBC

For full fees information please visit our fees information pages.

Fees information International fees

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.

Accommodation pages

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 also set aside costs for studio materials (paper, model making materials) and printing costs. You may need to purchase books for your studies, as well as specific computer software (estimate, £150 per year).
  • Field trips: If there are any field-study visits home or abroad (recently to Istanbul, Rotterdam and New York) students will need to pay their own travel costs. You may need to contribute towards any trips required for your course (estimate £300). 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 who postgraduate students can consult about specific opportunities relevant to the course. They work closely with professionals in industry to ensure you are well-prepared for the workplace and have already 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 our students' abilities to reflect upon and see their practical and theoretical work in a larger critical context. To this end, we sharpen 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 will also develop professional skills by working with others to see projects (sometimes large ones) 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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We've got plenty of other courses for you to choose from. Browse our postgraduate taught prospectus or check our related courses below.

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School of Design Virtual End of Year Show


A not to be missed online event celebrating the creativity and fortitude of the class of 2020. The range and the quality of the work on display here is outstanding. Show goes live on Friday 31 July.

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If you are a UK or EU student and want to study full-time then you apply through the Universities and Colleges Admission Service (UCAS).

If you are a UK or EU student and want to study part-time then you apply to the university directly.

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If you are a Non-EU student, you can apply directly via our website or through one of our agents. Please note that if you require a Tier 4 student visa, you will not be able to study as a part-time student at undergraduate level.