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Landscape Architecture, BA Hons Undergraduate prospectus

  • Focused on the design studio where students are introduced to innovative approaches to landscape architecture and supported to develop designs for future landscapes.
  • Students explore a diverse range of approaches to the design of landscapes, such as: future cities, urban parks, public spaces, waterfronts, green roofs and living walls
  • Close relationships with leading landscape architecture practices and proximity to world-famous parks, buildings and gardens
  • Lessons focused on: history and theory of landscape, design methods, urban ecology, conservation, horticulture, construction, visual representation, drawing skills and digital design and communication.
  • Visits to key London art galleries (Tate Modern, ICA), museums (British Museum) and important landscapes (Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Kew Gardens, Royal Park Greenwich) as well as lectures by leading international designers
  • Students are encouraged to attend field-study courses abroad (recently to New York and Istanbul) which inform their design projects.
  • Landscape Institute accredited
  • The only BA Hons Landscape Architecture programme in London

Overview

Overview

This Landscape Institute accredited BA Hons Landscape Architecture programme is the first exciting step in a professional career in landscape architecture. It is the only BA Hons Landscape Architecture programme in London. Students enjoy close relationships with leading landscape architecture practices and proximity to world-famous parks, buildings, gardens.

Students explore a diverse range of approaches to the design of landscapes, such as green roofs, living walls, courtyards, public spaces, parks, squares, waterfronts, urban masterplans and regional strategies.

The programme 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 (Tate Modern, ICA), museums (British Museum) and important landscapes (Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Kew Gardens, Royal Park Greenwich) as well as lectures by leading international designers are part of the degree. 

Students are encouraged to attend field-study courses abroad (recent visits have included New York and Istanbul) which inform their design projects. The design studio is supported by studies in the history and theory of landscape, urban ecology, conservation, horticulture, construction, visual representation, drawing skills and digital communication. 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 programme is based in the Department of Architecture and Landscape in a new state of the art building designed. 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.

Ranking

Our architecture degrees are ranked third in London for student satisfaction by the Complete University Guide 2017.

Mode of study

This year we are offering this degree in full-time mode only.

Outcomes

The aims of the programme are to:

  • Develop creative and imaginative landscape architects with a broad knowledge and range of confident, effective professional skills
  • Prepare students for future progression to the profession of landscape architecture and for year out practice
  • Develop students' intellectual, practical and transferable key skills.

What you'll study

Entry requirements

Applicants from a UK educational background:

  • 128 UCAS points from A-levels or BTEC National, DVCE or Advanced GNVQ grades, or equivalent qualifications
  • A minimum of five GCSEs, including mathematics and English, at grade C or above also art and design is generally a required subject at GCSE and/or GCE level.

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

 Applicants from a non-UK educational background:

Further to showing equivalent qualifications to UK applicants, international applicants must have successfully completed 11 or 12 years of full time education, and demonstrated competence in mathematics (usually equivalent to GCSE grade C). 

If you were educated in a language other than English and/or in a country where English speakers are in a minority, you should have a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) or equivalent. If you require a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK, your score must be from a UK Visas and Immigration approved IELTS test.

For more information, contact international@gre.ac.uk or +44 20 8331 8136.

In addition:

Candidates will be required to:

  • You will also be required to submit a portfolio of visual and creative work
  • You may be invited to an interview.

We welcome applications from mature students.

Extra information

Assessment

Coursework, design portfolio, reports, essays, and a dissertation.

Professional recognition

The BA Hons Landscape Architecture programme is part of a Landscape Institute accredited route to becoming a fully-qualified Landscape Architect.

Careers

Opportunities are available in Landscape Architecture, Landscape Planning and Urban Design. Recent graduates have successfully gained employment in the public and private sectors in the UK and worldwide. Many have continued to design and work on leading landscape projects such as the London Olympic Park, Gardens by the Bay in Singapore and the Eden Project.

Fees and finance

Your time at university should be enjoyable and rewarding, and it is important that it is not spoilt by unnecessary financial worries. We recommend that you spend time planning your finances, both before coming to university and while you are here. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

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