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Master of Landscape Architecture MLA

Key information
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Qualification type

MLA - Master in Landscape Architecture

Subject areas

Landscape Design / Architecture

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

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 MLA places emphasis on an understanding of landscape as a dynamic and adaptive phenomenon. Projects promote a focus on the interfaces between the landscape as a human, cultural construct and as a reflection of underlying natural and environmental process. Design Ateliers explore themes of global relevance through the study of a specific landscape from a regional scale, progressively down to the detailed scale of material and technological resolution. There is a focus throughout on applying contemporary theoretical ideas and technologies to address the challenges of the landscapes explored. The course has very strong links to practice. Students are exposed to a range of practitioners and their work throughout the course and gain individual experience through a combination of a direct professional engagement and a theoretical series of lectures and seminars. Students may find employment in private practices specializing in landscape architecture or as part of multi-disciplinary practices. Alternatively, opportunities may exist in the public sector or non-profit making organizations. 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.

Different course options

Full time | Manchester Campus | 2 years | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

2 years

Start date

SEP

Modules

This atelier will focus on the process of intervention in a landscape in response to readings articulated in the first unit. You will test ideas against specific site contexts and refine a design proposition at various scales, exploring various techniques for the resolution and communication of proposals and evolution over time of the resulting landscapes.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

The tuition fee is £1542 per 30 credits studied per year. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of your course providing you complete it in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study). Additional Cost may be applicable.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

The tuition fee is £2750 per 30 credits studied per year. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of your course providing you complete it in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study). Additional Cost may be applicable.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Applicants 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

University information

Manchester Metropolitan University is a great modern university located in the global city of Manchester, a city renowned for excellence, innovation, creativity and sport. The University has one of the widest range of postgraduate study options; from part-time to full-time, short courses to continuing professional development, Masters of Arts / Science and longer-term Research and PhD opportunities across many subject areas. Manchester is...more