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Landscape Architecture, Master of (MLA)

Landscape Architecture, Master of (MLA)

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Full time


24 months

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Key information

Qualification type

MLA - Master in Landscape Architecture

Subject areas

Landscape Studies Landscape Gardening

Course type


Course Summary

The Master of Landscape Architecture focusses on the theories, methods and practice of landscape architecture. It equips you for practice in a landscape-related discipline.


Landscape architects create and manage the landscapes we live and work in. They plan and design places. This ranges from the private garden to the urban square and the city region.

The Master of Landscape Architecture is a two-year full-time postgraduate conversion course. It's suitable for:

  • graduates in other disciplines who wish to qualify and work as professional landscape architects
  • those with international landscape qualifications who wish to pursue professional studies in the UK

Whether or not you have a background in design, you'll develop the skills needed for contemporary practice.

You'll gain a practical understanding of the theories, methods and techniques employed in landscape architecture. Most of what you learn is applicable worldwide.

The Master of Landscape Architecture has candidate accreditation from the Landscape Institute (LI). We are applying for full LI Accreditation status upon graduation of the first cohort.

After completing the Master of Landscape Architecture, you’ll:

  • be able to demonstrate advanced understanding and critical thinking about landscape architecture as a form of action concerned with creating and managing space and place
  • gain an understanding of the complexities of landscape issues and problems and be able to integrate knowledge and skills from different areas of the curriculum
  • acquire advanced knowledge and understanding of the way landscape has been conceptualised and theorised at different times and in different places, informed by relevant research findings and relevant practice
  • gain insight into the philosophies, ideologies and critical positions which underpin different approaches to landscape


Landscape Architecture Studio 2: City as Landscape (20 Credits) - Core
Green Infrastructure and Landscape Planning 2 (Project) (10 Credits) - Core
Green Infrastructure and Landscape Planning 1 (10 Credits) - Core
Architecture and Landscape Studies Critical and Comparative (20 Credits) - Core
Introduction to Landscape Research: Skills and Practice (20 Credits) - Core
Design Thesis MLA (60 Credits) - Core
Landscape Professional Practice, Planning and Law (20 Credits) - Core
Landscape Architecture Studio 4: Design with Plants and Ecological Greenspace Management (20 Credits) - Core
Landscape Architecture Studio 3: Materiality of Landscape (20 Credits) - Core
Landscape Histories (10 Credits) - Core
Landscape Architecture Studio 1: Strategies, Forms and Narratives for Contemporary Landscape (20 Credits) - Core
Conceptualising Landscape (10 credits) (10 Credits) - Core

Tuition fees

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Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in any subject and a demonstratable aptitude for the profession of landscape architecture through submission of design portfolio.

University information

Newcastle University is a world-leading university renowned for the quality of its teaching and research. The university is recognised internationally for its contributions to global problem solving in innovative and creative ways. Newcastle University is a prestigious founding member of the Russell Group association of research-intensive universities in the UK. The university enjoys an outstanding reputation as an institution at which...more