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Landscape Architecture Studies MA

Landscape Architecture Studies MA

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Study mode

Full time

Duration

12 months

Start date

SEP

Key information
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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Landscape Studies Landscape Gardening

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

The Landscape Architecture Studies MA will educate you in the knowledge and values of landscape architecture and its interface with planning and architecture. You will develop a practical understanding of the theories, methods and techniques that are applied to landscape architecture, with much of what you learn applicable worldwide.

Through studying this course you will learn how to demonstrate systematic knowledge and understanding of landscape architecture and its interface with planning and architecture. This includes the design and planning of both urban and rural landscapes with the potential to study landscape projects in a range of country contexts.

We will work with you to expand on your ability to think critically about the design of place and space. You will develop advanced skills so that you can deal with complex aspects of landscape design and planning in a creative and innovative way.

You will develop an 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. You will consider this historical context with changes in the environment and the impact this will have on landscape architecture in the future.

The studio based design projects offer an opportunity for you to refine your design skills. The practical skills you will develop include being able to creatively respond to complex architectural briefs and generating design proposals. You will be able to evaluate the materials, process and techniques that apply to landscape architectural projects and integrate these into your proposals.

On graduation you will be equipped for advanced practice in landscape-related disciplines. The Landscape Architecture Studies MA is ideal if you want to further your education, develop your career, or prepare for further specialised study. Through the course you will develop advanced transferrable skills in literacy, design and communication.

The course can also open up some career paths outside of landscape architecture, such as landscape conservation and garden design history.

Modules

This is an innovative module that focuses on the relations between landscape, culture and society, and on the various ways that landscape is represented, imagined and practiced, which brings together various aspects of landscape studies that are normally isolated from one another. The module provides a general introduction to landscape theory, introducing students to the various, and sometimes competing and opposed, ways in which landscape has been conceptualised, defined and understood. It highlights the philosophical theories, critical positions and political agendas which underpin different approaches to landscape. It draws upon recent writings in cultural geography, environmental ethics and heritage studies. It explores the theme of utopian and dystopian imaginaries of landscape, relating these to the interlinked crises of our times: globalisation, urban sprawl, population growth, climate change, resource depletion, pollution, loss of biodiversity, mass migration of population etc. The module considers the various ways that future landscape conditions are being imagined and projected in the present, ranging from dystopias of anticipated climate change and securitized urban environments, through visions of restoration ecology and rewilding, to contemporary design discourses such as Landscape Urbanism and Ecological Urbanism.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£7,800

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£18,000

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in landscape design or landscape architecture. We will also consider applicants on an individual basis with lower or non-standard qualifications who can demonstrate a high degree of design ability and relevant work experience.

University information

Newcastle University is a world-leading university, advancing knowledge, providing creative solutions and solving global problems. The university is a founding member of the prestigious Russell Group, one of 24 leading research-intensive UK universities. In recent years, Newcastle University has developed a presence in two similarly vibrant and globally-connected locations – Singapore and Malaysia. These provide both a global identity and...more

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