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Landscape Architecture (LI accredited) (PGDip)

Kingston University Kingston School of Art

Full time & Part time September PgDip 1 year full time, 2 years part time

About the course

This course, accredited by the Landscape Institute, provides an innovative design education involving opportunities such as participation in European and local consultancy within our Landscape Interface Studio. All staff are ambitious and creative design practitioners and researchers. Our London location, local and European networks and international perspective provide the focus for contemporary design projects that address immediate and long-term landscape solutions in cities and their regions.

Key features

  • Study visits, international workshops, external lectures, live projects, and London industry links, resources and institutions support a vibrant learning trajectory for your landscape architecture career ambitions.
  • Working in the shared studio with MA Landscape & Urbanism and MLA

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Entry Requirements

Students entering the course have usually completed an undergraduate landscape architecture or related programme in the UK, EU or internationally. Most have a minimum of a year's related practice experience. We review applications on the basis of appropriateness and quality of prior learning and experience.

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Student Profile(s)

Nisha Solanki

"I had done Fine Art, Graphic Design, Design Technology and Sociology at A-level, but I was wary of going into something that locked me into one area exclusively. I applied for both architecture and landscape architecture at Kingston, but then I had my interview for landscape and they started talking about different scales, green spaces and urban design. It seemed different and exciting, a way of combining design with nature.

"To begin with, I wasn't really thinking about going on to do a postgraduate diploma (you normally need to do a degree plus another year if you are going to be a designer). Then I did a placement at The Landscape Partnership1 in London and found myself working on some really interesting projects. My final year dissertation had been about play and the psychology of play and so it was directly applicable to what we were doing - designing a variety of play spaces and making sure that they really worked for users.

"The best thing was the feedback from the schools I worked with - they were really interested in what I was doing, particularly as their previous experiences with their local authority hadn't been particularly inspiring. I was able to suggest ways of getting funding and a means of making their ideas a reality. After that there were no doubts - I decided I definitely wanted to go back and make landscape architecture my career.

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