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Master of Landscape Architecture MLA

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Full time | Manchester Campus | 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 Design / Architecture

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

OVERVIEW

The Master of Landscape Architecture is a professional qualification, accredited by the Landscape Institute, which provides a route to an internationally recognised qualification in a fast growing, global profession.

The MLA combines an emphasis on individual practice and an exploratory, experimental approach, with a strong professional underpinning. It is both a conversion course for graduates of related subject areas and a final postgraduate year of education for landscape graduates.

The subject is awarded by Manchester Metropolitan University where it has been taught for over 40 years and today forms part of the prestigious Manchester School of Architecture. Our graduates are world leaders in the profession and have gone on to impressive careers nationally and internationally. Alumni include James Corner of Field Operations, lead designer for the New York Highline, and Jason Prior of Aecom, responsible for the Olympic Park masterplans in London and Rio de Janeiro.

Based within Manchester School of Art, students have access to an impressive range of library, IT,workshop and studio facilities, in an award winning building, just a few minutes' walk from the city centre.

CAREER PROSPECTS

The vast majority of our graduates go on to find employment in the profession, either in the UK or abroad, many due to connections established during the course. Outside London, the North West of England is the base for more landscape practices than anywhere else in the country. Opportunities exist in a wide range of organisations, from small private practices to international, multi-disciplinary firms. Alternatively, landscape architects are also employed in the public sector or non-profit making organisations. Many alumni have gone on to positions of responsibility in major international firms and have been involved in the delivery of landmark projects around the world.

Modules

An introduction to some of the core areas of history and theory underpinning the study and practice of landscape architecture. Through this unit you will develop an understanding of the historical background and development of the profession and key theoretical themes associated with different historical stages.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

Full-time fee: £1542 per 30 credits per year. The same fee will also be applicable for Channel Island Students.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

Full-time fee: £2917 per 30 credits per year.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Part 1 Entry - Students eligible for the MLA will normally have a minimum of a second class degree in a closely related subject area. The following disciplines are typical although this is not an exhaustive list and the suitability of all applicants will be assessed via a combination of portfolio and interview: Design for the built environment including: Architecture, Urban Design and Planning, Interior Design, Garden Design; Other design or arts related disciplines may also be considered, including: fashion, film, graphics, product design, etc; Land or plant-based sciences including: Geography, Horticulture, Forestry or agriculture, Ecology, Environmental science and management; Engineering, including especially: Civil, hydrological and structural engineering. Direct Part 2 Entry: Candidates with a minimum of a second-class degree in an accredited UK undergraduate Landscape Architecture course will normally be accepted directly into Part 2 of the MLA. Candidates from other countries with an IFLA recognised undergraduate qualification of an equivalent standard may also be eligible for direct entry at year 2. Candidates from other very closely related disciplines (principally Architecture and Urban Design) may be considered, subject to providing evidence of a Level 6 understanding and knowledge of additional subject areas specific to landscape architecture.

University information

Manchester Metropolitan University offers a welcoming, stimulating and supportive environment in which to study for your postgraduate qualification. More than 6,000 students choose to study for a postgraduate qualification at Manchester Met. In total, the University offers more than 250 postgraduate taught programmes and dozens of postgraduate research areas. The campus is perfectly placed for you to enjoy Manchester, a city world-renowned...more