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Landscape and Urbanism MA


Course Description

Choose Kingston's Landscape and Urbanism MA

This course aims to prepare you for creative roles in the context of landscape and urbanism design practice and research. Our London location, local and European networks and an international perspective provide the focus for contemporary landscape and urbanism projects, including green and water infrastructures, resilient and adaptive city strategies and the detailed design of places for people.

Key features

The course provides an innovative design education, with opportunities to participate in live projects such as European and local consultancy within the Landscape Interface Studio.

Study visits, international workshops, external lectures, live projects, and visits to London shows, museums and institutions allow you to develop experience and knowledge to support your individual career ambitions.

What will you study?

Design projects reflect opportunities and challenges of contemporary landscape urbanism, at global and local scales. Themes include public realm, green and blue infrastructures, wellbeing, growth and transformation through time, climate change, biodiversity, city and identity, and zones of transition. Modules in research and theory support critical reflection, while study of materials and techniques supports appropriate technical knowledge and inquiry.

Workshops include: communication, learning through making, observation, mapping and consultation, building information modelling (BIM).

The course offers interdisciplinary postgraduate learning.

Assessment

Design projects and portfolio, landscape and urbanism manifesto, and an individual design research project.

Course structure

Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list. Those listed here may also be a mixture of core and optional modules.

Modules

Landscape and Urbanism Design Portfolio
Landscape and Urbanism Theory
Landscape Urbanism Professional Practice and Techniques
Masters Project

What this course offers you

If you choose to study this course, here are some of the things you can expect from the course and how it will benefit you.

The Landscape and Urbanism MA takes a new look at the potentials of the landscape in the context of contemporary urbanism.

It has been specifically designed for architects, designers and strategic planners who want to be proactively involved in designing the cities of the future.

Projects will address live briefs at a range of scales - from the strategic to detailed site-specific intervention.

Optional modules enable you to tailor the course to your own interests.

Your Master's Project gives you the chance to study an area of interest in greater depth and gain valuable research skills.

Many members of staff are research active or professional practitioners, which keeps your learning cutting edge.

The taught modules hone your practical skills. Alongside your academic studies, you improve your skills in:
data collation, review and synopsis;
communication (oral, written and electronic);
time management;
computing; and
co-operation and teamwork.
The course is available on a part-time study basis to help you fit your MA around other commitments

English language requirements

All non-UK applicants must meet our English language requirement, which is Academic IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no element below 5.5. Make sure you read our full guidance about English language requirements, which includes details of other qualifications we consider.

Applicants who do not meet the English language requirements could be eligible to join our pre-sessional English language course.

Applicants from a recognised majority English speaking countries (MESCs) do not need to meet these requirements.

Visit the Landscape and Urbanism MA page on the Kingston University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

We welcome applications from motivated and creative individuals who have: a good honours degree; or professional experience and a qualification in architecture, landscape design or other relevant design discipline.

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