This postgraduate programme is designed for individuals interested in becoming professional Landscape Architects. Graduates from the programme, which is recognised and accredited by the Landscape Institute, have joined some of London's leading landscape practices, have founded award-winning international design studios and have led strategic urban design projects like the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
The core component of the MA Landscape Architecture programme is the design studio where students engage with landscape, urbanism, agriculture and infrastructure projects in the UK and abroad. With a team of academics and practitioners the students develop their design projects through tutorials and design reviews. They are supported to develop innovative and distinct approaches to landscape architecture, reflected in their final design project and dissertation thesis. Teaching is informed by comprehensive technical and theoretical seminars and guest lectures from international artists, designers and academics. Details of international events, open lectures and student events can be found on: thelandscape.org.
Direct entry to the MA Landscape Architecture requires a design portfolio as well as completion of either the PG Certificate Landscape Design or a BA Hons Landscape Architecture. The MA is part of a Landscape Institute accredited route to becoming a professional Landscape Architect.
The Department is based in a new state of the art building designed by the award winning architects Heneghan Peng; it is equipped with fourteen rooftop landscapes, cutting edge digital workshops, extensive design studios, a world-class library and two gallery spaces.
Our building is located in the heart of Greenwich, the newest addition to a suite of magnificent buildings that occupy the UNESCO World Heritage site and the location of the Greenwich Prime Meridian.
The aims of the MA Landscape Architecture programme are to:
- Act as part of a professionally accredited set of programmes, for students wishing to become Landscape Architects, leading from the Certificate Landscape Design or BA Hons Landscape Architecture
- Establish social, ecological and design processes as a fundamental aspect of landscape architecture
- Encourage design experimentation leading to advanced and exceptional forms of designed landscape
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
Full time - Year 1: Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.
Landscape and Urbanism Theory (40 credits) Advanced Landscape Design (40 credits) Design Research Methodologies (20 credits) Landscape Representation (20 credits) Master Project (40 credits) Professional and Technical Practice (20 credits)
Part time - Year 1: Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.
Advanced Landscape Design (40 credits) Landscape Representation (20 credits) Professional and Technical Practice (20 credits)
- Year 2: Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.
Landscape and Urbanism Theory (40 credits) Design Research Methodologies (20 credits) Master Project (40 credits)
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.
Students are assessed through design portfolio, essays, seminars and a dissertation.
The MA Landscape Architecture programme is part of a Landscape Institute accredited route to becoming a fully-qualified Landscape Architect.
Opportunities are available in Landscape Architecture, Landscape Planning and Urban Design. Recent graduates have successfully 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.