The Master of Landscape Architecture is a professional qualification, accredited by the Landscape Institute, which provides a route to an internationally recognised qualification in a fast growing, global profession.
The MLA combines an emphasis on individual practice and an exploratory, experimental approach, with a strong professional underpinning. It is both a conversion course for graduates of related subject areas and a final postgraduate year of education for landscape graduates.
The subject is awarded by Manchester Metropolitan University
where it has been taught for over 40 years and today forms part of the prestigious Manchester School of Architecture. Our graduates are world leaders in the profession and have gone on to impressive careers nationally and internationally. Alumni include James Corner of Field Operations, lead designer for the New York Highline, and Jason Prior of Aecom, responsible for the Olympic Park masterplans in London and Rio de Janeiro.
Based within Manchester School of Art, students have access to an impressive range oflibrary, IT,workshop and studio facilities, in an award winning building, just a few minutes’ walk from the city centre.
A two-year, 300 credit programme, accredited by the Landscape Institute and leading to an internationally recognised qualification in a fast growing profession.
The full two year programme provides a conversion course for graduates of related subject areas
Graduates of accredited UK undergraduate landscape courses, or international equivalents, may gain direct entry to Part 2 of the course for their final year of study
Part 1 provides a broad foundation in the discipline, and supports the development of core design and communication skills.
Part 2 promotes the exploration of individual design practice through experimental studio work as well as individual research.
An integrated work placement and opportunities for inter-disciplinary collaborations.
Teaching is delivered by experienced group of core staff, complemented by a wide range of practitioners and academics.
A study tour and site visits give students direct experience of a range of landscape projects both implemented and on site.
The MLA degree is awarded by Manchester Metropolitan University
You will normally have at least a lower second class undergraduate honours degree. Alternatively, you may be admitted if you have proven experience in a relevant field and/or you can demonstrate commitment and enthusiasm for the subject. Students are required to provide a digital portfolio as part of the application process.