Undergraduate prospectus

Landscape Architecture, BA Hons

Our accredited landscape architecture degree provides the urban planning skills to design future parks and cities. Refine our daily lives by creating sustainable public spaces.

Our landscape architecture degree is the only course of its kind in London and is accredited by the Landscape Institute. Teaching takes place in our state-of-the-art Stockwell Street Building, which has extensive design studios, a living wall and green roofs for teaching and research purposes.

You'll study a range of approaches to landscape design, from public spaces and waterfronts to town planning, urban development and regional strategies. As well as design studio work, you'll learn about the history and theory of landscapes, ecology, conservation, and digital communication. Your course portfolio will support employment opportunities in world-class landscape architecture practices around the world.

UCAS points

120 (view full requirements)

Course/institution codes

K310 G BA/LArch

Location

Duration

3 years full-time

UK/international fees

What you should know about this course

  • High-quality teaching in small class sizes, with lectures from landscape architecture practices across London, such as Arup, The Decorators and FFLO
  • High international ranking, from award-winning student projects in Landscape Institute Awards, International Biennial of Landscape Architecture
  • 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
  • Unique relationship with industry employers, such as The Royal Parks and Landscape Institute, creating work experience opportunities for students and graduates
  • Student visits to projects and practices in London and abroad, from the Tate Modern and the Natural History Museum to Barcelona and New York City.

What you will study

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About the course team

You will be taught by an experienced team of Landscape Architecture experts in small classes in the world-class facilities of the Stockwell Street building. Teaching is informed by research and practice, from urban design, social justice and environmental consultancy to horticulture, living wall, and green roof research. About the staff team.

Architecture & Landscape

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Entry requirements

If you are

120 UCAS Points from A-levels or BTEC National, DVCE or Advanced GNVQ grades, or equivalent qualifications. Art and Design based subjects preferred, but not required, at GCSE and/or GCE Level.

You will also require GCSE English Language and GCSE Maths at grade 4 or above (for pre-2017 GCSEs, grade 4 equates to C grade). No equivalents are accepted.

We also accept:

  • BTEC/National Diploma
  • International Baccalaureate
  • Advanced Vocational Certificate of Education.

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, such as the International Baccalaureate.

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

You will be required to submit a portfolio and may be invited to an interview

Available to overseas students?

Yes

Can I use prior learning?

For entry: applicants with professional qualifications and/or four years of full-time work experience will be considered on an individual basis.

For exemption: If you hold qualifications or courses from another higher education institution, these may exempt you from courses of this degree.

How you will learn

Teaching

In a typical week learning takes place through a combination of:

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • 1-to-1 tutorials

Further details to be confirmed.

Seminars enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups. You will also be able to meet your personal tutor. Contact hours may fall between 9am and 9pm, depending on your elective courses and tutorials.

Class sizes

The typical student intake per year averages between 10-25. The small class-sizes ensure a highly supportive environment for learning through 1-to-1 tutorials and group presentations.

Independent learning

Outside of the timetabled sessions, you are also expected to dedicate around 20 hours per week to self-study. Our Stockwell Street Library and online resources will support your further reading and research.

You can also view award-winning student work and current news on our blog, The Landscape, and participate in the following:

Overall workload

If you are studying full-time, you should expect the workload to be similar to a full-time job. Each module you study towards this degree is worth 15 or 30-credits. These represent around 150 or 300 study hours respectively. If you receive 100 contact hours for a 30-credit module, you should expect to commit 200 hours to independent study to complete it successfully.

The main focus of the teaching is on design projects, where you visit a landscape site and develop, through 1-to-1 tutorials and presentations, a design proposal. As well as drawings and models for the project, you will create technical reports that include material and planting specifications, and prepare history and theory essays.

Assessment

On this course, students are assessed by:

  • Examinations
  • Coursework

Further details to be confirmed.

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

Academic year: 24 September 2018 to 28 June 2019.

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.

2018/2019 fees

Full-time (per year) Part-time (per 30 credits)
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* For full fees information please visit our fees information pages.

2019/2020 fees

Fees for 2019/2020 will be available here shortly.

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. University accommodation is available from just over £100 per person per week (bills included), depending on your location and preferences. If you require more space or facilities, these options are available at a slightly higher cost.

Accommodation pages

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.

Discover more about grants, student loans, bursaries and scholarships. We also provide advice and support on budgeting, money management and financial hardship.

Financial support

Other costs

If there are any field trips, students may need to pay their travel costs.

Careers and placements

Will I have a work placement?

This course is designed to prepare students for progression into year-out practice in the landscape architecture profession, which leads to advanced level study. Students rarely take work placements or internships in addition to this pathway.

What sort of careers do graduates pursue?

Opportunities are available in Landscape Architecture, Landscape Planning and Urban Design. Recent graduates have 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.

Do you provide employability services?

Employability activities take place all the time at Greenwich and students are encouraged to take part in as many opportunities as possible. The central Employability and Careers Service provides support for students preparing to apply for placements and graduate roles, such as CV clinics, mock interviews and Employability skills workshops. 

Each School also has its own Employability Officer who provides specific opportunities relevant to your own 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.

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.

Accommodation information

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Not quite what you were looking for?

We've got plenty of other courses for you to choose from. Browse our undergraduate prospectus or check our related courses below.

Architecture at the University of Greenwich

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UNISTATS

Unistats data is not available for the part time mode of this programme. This is usually due it to being a new programme for which there is not yet any data.