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Undergraduate courses 2024/25

Landscape Architecture, BA Hons

Our accredited landscape architecture degree provides the professional skills to design the future spaces around us. Improve and refine our daily lives via the creation of sustainable public places.

Teaching takes place in our state-of-the-art Stockwell Street Building, which is home to the School of Design. Here you will be working in our extensive design studios whilst also interacting with other design and creative disciplines. This amazing building contains a large interior living wall and many green roofs, which are used for teaching and research projects.

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. Our Landscape Architecture programmes encourage innovation and experimentation alongside practical approaches, allowing students the freedom to develop cutting-edge and workable design solutions to some of today’s environmental and social challenges. Your course portfolio will support employment opportunities in leading landscape architecture practices in the UK and around the world.

Our landscape architecture degree is the only course of its kind in London and is accredited by the Landscape Institute. Completion enables our students to start on their ‘Pathway to Chartership’ as Associate members of the Landscape Institute.

UCAS points

112 (view full requirements)(full requirements below)

Course/institution codes

K310 G BA/LArch

School

Design

Location

Greenwich Campus

Duration

3 years full-time

Start month

September

Home/international fees 2024/25

£9,250 /£17,000

What you should know about this course

  • High-quality teaching in small class sizes, with lectures & seminars from practices across London: Gustafson Porter + Bowman, Arup, The Sandwich Club, AECOM, LDA Design, Gillespies
  • High international ranking, from award-winning student projects in Architects for Health Awards, Landscape Institute Awards and 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 the Scottish Highlands, Barcelona and New York City.

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

You will be taught by an experienced and motivated team of Landscape Architecture experts, in small classes and 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.

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Entry requirements

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Qualifications

  • 112 UCAS Tariff points. We accept A Levels, T Levels, BTECs, Access to HE and all other qualifications with UCAS Tariff points.
  • In addition, you will need: GCSE Mathematics, GCSE English Language/Literature and GCSE Art & Design all at grade 4/C. Equivalent qualifications may be considered.

Contextual Admissions

  • We make Contextual offers to this programme. Applicants that meet specific eligibility criteria will be made a contextual offer with a reduced tariff of up to 16 UCAS Tariff points. Other entry requirements such as GCSEs, Interview, etc., will still need to be met. For further information, please see our Contextual Admissions Policy.

For more information, use our contact form or call us on 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. If you cannot find your country on this list, please contact international@gre.ac.uk.

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Further information about entry

Application and selection

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

The following data is based on the compulsory modules for this programme.*

* Compiled from modules taught on 2023-2024 courses.

Teaching

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

Learning takes place through a combination of timetabled learning and independent study.

You can view more information about how each module is taught within our 'What you will study' section.

Seminars and workshops 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. Timetabled learning may fall between 9am and 9pm depending on your 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 participate in the following:

  • Additional support classes in some modules
  • Guest lectures from industry experts
  • Employability and enterprise workshops
  • Student societies.

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

Students are assessed through a combination of assessment methods depending on the modules chosen.

You can view how each module is assessed within our 'What you will study' section.

Each course has formal assessments which count towards your grade. Some courses may also include 'practice' assignments, 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.

Official statistics on Discover Uni

Full time

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.

Full time Part time Distance learning
Home £9,250 N/A N/A
International £17,000 N/A N/A

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 £126.35 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.

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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.

EU students may be eligible for a bursary to support their study. View our EU bursary to find out more.

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

Financial support

Trips: Any compulsory field trips are funded by the school. Trips organised by the programme team are not compulsory, but you bear the costs if you choose to attend.

Resources: You will produce portfolios of large format plots plus CNC/3D printed models etc. Costs will vary but could reach £250 a year for printing, £100 for model making, and £50 for visiting the sites.

Software: We provide a range of software free and also online video tutorials. In the university you will also have access to AutoCAD, Rhino, Grasshopper, ArcGIS, the Adobe Creative Suite and many other platforms. Any licenses for software outside of our range will come at your own cost.

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. Therefore, students are not required to 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.

Throughout the degree, students develop portfolios of design projects that support them in gaining employment in world-class landscape architecture practices in the UK and abroad. Award-winning student work can be seen on our blog, The Landscape.

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. In addition, your School has a dedicated Employability Officer who will be organising work-related activities throughout the year which will help you to build you industry knowledge and networks.

More about Careers.

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.

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

If you are a UK student or have settled/pre-settled status (EU) and you want to study part-time then you can apply directly via our online application form.

If you are from outside the UK, you can apply via UCAS, directly via our online application form or via one of our in-country representatives. If you require a student visa, you cannot study part-time at undergraduate level.