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Master of Landscape Architecture (Conversion Course)

Master of Landscape Architecture (Conversion Course)

Different course options

Full time | Writtle University College | 2 years | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

2 years

Start date

SEP

Key information
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Qualification type

MLA - Master in Landscape Architecture

Subject areas

Landscape Gardening Landscape Studies

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

The Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) is a postgraduate programme that provides professional landscape architecture education for graduates with a bachelor's degree with honours, other than landscape architecture/garden design, who wish to become professional landscape architects. MLA is accredited by the Landscape Institute (LI) which will allow students a seamless transition on their journey from licentiate to chartership with the LI. Our programme offers a 2-year ’graduate entry‘ route for candidates from diverse background, education and professions. On completion of the 2-year programme students will be ready for employment within the professional world of landscape architecture, with a specialism in an area of choice, achieved through their final dissertation research and application. The MLA supports entry to the work experience based pathway to chartership with the Landscape Institute.

Who is the Course for?

The Master of Landscape Architecture is designed for graduates who have a bachelor's with honours degree with a minimum of a second-class degree in the fields of architecture, geography, environmental studies, art, interior design, history, and other fields who wish to change their career for landscape architecture.

After Completion of Your Course

Graduates of the MLA can work as graduate landscape architects, landscape designers, or landscape planners and managers.

Graduates have a variety of practices in the UK and abroad to choose; each with different areas of specialism including urban design, planning, visual landscape impact assessment, and visual landscape character. There are differences in the size and scale of practices, their work and specialism. Global practices work with international large scale masterplanning projects whereas smaller scale practices work with national and local masterplanning projects, urban design, housing development and landscape character assessment tasks. Employment is also found in public sector organisations such as local councils, English Heritage, Historic England and privates charities such as the National Trust, along with teaching within colleges and universities.

Modules

The aim of this module is to provide the student with the knowledge and understanding of the relationships between the client brief, context appraisal and design process that relate to the design of open spaces. Students will explore the social, cultural and psychological issues relating to the site context as well as apply site investigative techniques to a range of sites. Site investigative techniques include: vegetative surveys; technical and functional surveys; and appraising, evaluating and communicating information through drawings, reports, presentations and design projects. Students will explore the relationships between analytical and conceptual design processes and formulate aesthetic and functional messages and meaning for the development of landscape and garden design projects. The AutoCAD skills taught in this module will be used in the second and third years of the course preparing students for working in the landscape architecture and garden design industry.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

5,780

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

9,295

Entry requirements

Candidates who have a bachelor's with honours degree with a minimum of a second-class degree in the fields of architecture, geography, environmental studies, art, interior design, history, and other fields can apply for the 1st year MLA.