The Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) is designed for graduates who wish to become professional landscape architects. The programme is accredited by the Landscape Institute, offering a 2-year 'graduate entry' route for candidates from diverse backgrounds, professions and educations.
The MLA programme has a focus on design excellence, with landscape architecture projects exploring issues of cities, society and the environment. Students develop skills and knowledge in: design, history, theory, professional practice, technology, ecology, sustainability, horticulture, drawing and digital representation. Through your studies, you will engage fully with the digital and workshop facilities of the new Stockwell Street building in Greenwich. You will also have the opportunity to be involved with the 14 green roofs at Stockwell Street and the resources of the adjacent Royal Park in Greenwich. Examples of student work can be found on our blog, http://www.thelandscape.org/.
Applicants include graduates from architecture, design, art, geography, sociology, ecology and many other disciplines. The programme attracts many applicants who are changing career or further focusing their career in the profession of Landscape Architecture.
The aims of the programme are:
- To introduce to and advance students through the design, technical, professional, and theoretical skills of Landscape Architecture practice
- To encourage an environment of innovation and creativity in the development of exceptional landscape architecture projects
- To establish social, ecological and design processes as a fundamental aspect of landscape architecture
We need tools to help us create a built environment that is responsive rather than obstructive to its users and to the world around it. At Greenwich we encourage both students and staff to embrace the interconnectedness of design, construction and building management, of landscape architecture and graphic design, and to constantly look at new ways of exploring these areas.
All architecture programmes focus on the urgent necessity to change our living habits in order to design and build a sustainable urban environment.
The construction management programmes are designed to provide students with a high level of understanding of the design, function, construction and statutory requirements for buildings of all classes, and to prepare them for more advanced employment within the construction industry.
What you'll study
- Year 1:
Landscape design 1: Experimentation and communication Landscape design 2: Ecologies, exploration and proposition Architecture and landscape practice 2 Landscape design technology 3 Contemporary theories of landscape
- Year 2:
Advanced landscape design Landscape representation and technique Professional and technical practice Design research methodologies Landscape and urbanism theory Masters 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.
Assessments include a design portfolio, technical reports, professional reports, theory essays, and a thesis.
Facilities include design studios, a model workshop, digital workshops and green roofs.
The Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) programme is part of a Landscape Institute accredited route to becoming a fully-qualified Chartered Landscape Architect.
London is home to many leading international landscape architecture firms. Recent graduates from the University of Greenwich have successfully gained employment in the public and private sectors in London, the UK and worldwide. Many have designed and worked on extraordinary landscape projects such as the London Olympic Park, Gardens by the Bay in Singapore and the Eden Project. Other graduates, such as Marti Franch, have established international award winning design studios.