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MA Landscape Architecture


Course Description

MA Landscape Architecture provides the conclusion to a student's formal studies through the professional accredited pathway to becoming a Landscape Architect.

The course focuses on the development of a personal design thesis, within the context of Landscape Urbanism. This is developed, tested and applied throughout the study period at a range of site scales and scenarios, via participation in a suite of advanced studio units. A dissertation contextualises your personal practice and work placement & supporting studies units act as preparation for professional employment.

Students develop a single body of work that is self-initiated through elective study.

Normative and critical theories inform a personal design thesis, which is developed, tested and applied at a range of site scales and contexts via participation in a suite of advanced design studios. This approach is supported through the transdisciplinary application of complex adaptive systems and technologies, which structure ideas and their interpretation as process in space, dimension and time.

Students are introduced to a range of research methodologies that provide academic depth and rigour as a basis for individual practice and personal development.

Work placement and Professional and Supporting Studies Units prepare the student for professional employment.

You will study units in; Placement, Practice 1: Theory, Proposition and Place 2 BRIEF, Practice 2: Design Development I, Practice 3: Design Development II, Professional and Supporting Studies, THESIS: Celebration and Presentation.

Special features

A placement in a professional practice of three days per week in term one on the accredited route.

You are encouraged to set your own design agendas to discover unique synergies of process and imagination within the framework of anthropocentric/ biocentric systems.

A rigorous intellectual and creative approach to problem solving, within a mature staff/student relationship.

The course provides a framework on the non accredited pathway for you to negotiate a personal learning plan to achieve a best fit for your individual practice to achieve the course learning outcomes.

Visit the MA Landscape Architecture page on the Manchester Metropolitan University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

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.

Course Fees

UK/EU FT students: £6,480 (per year) /£1,080 per 30 credit unit. Non-EU FT international students: £12,500 (per year)/ £2,085 per 30 credit unit.


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