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MA Professional Landscape Architecture with Conversion

MA Professional Landscape Architecture with Conversion

Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Landscape Gardening

Course type


Course Summary

This is a design based career conversion/ development course to Masters level, for anyone who has a passion for Landscape Architecture, but a first degree in any other subject. It brings together the syllabus for ‘conversion’ to Landscape Architecture, with our Masters in Professional Landscape Architecture, in a single entry programme. It is fully accredited by the Landscape Institute. If you are unsure you want to complete a Masters degree, you may also consider applying for the Post Graduate Diploma in Landscape Architecture.

The course covers design modules, where you lead on design, using a range of softwares, drawing and modelling techniques taught in studio and theory/ professional practice, where we visit, study, hear from and discuss professional Landscape Architects and other theorists work. It culminates in the final thesis module. As you move towards the thesis, tutors will support you to explore, and ultimately decide on, your area of interest.

Through project work, following a pattern of investigation, experiment and innovation, you will develop a broad understanding of contemporary landscape issues as well as the critical and aesthetic skills you need to pursue a career in landscape architecture. You will also learn traditional and new approaches to representation and advanced computing. Our MA is unique in its focus on the temporal and urban aspects of landscape, rather than the horticultural. We believe in a collaborative studio culture and small classes. The course culminates in the development of your own thesis, while working collaboratively with others in a way that echoes life in a professional landscape architecture practice. This course offers the possibility of earning intermediate academic awards in the form of a PG Diploma, a PG Certificate, Professional certificate or Professional diploma. This course will set you on the path to a rewarding and exciting career in Landscape Architecture.

Different course options

Full time | University of East London | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



Landscape Architecture: Tools, Principles, Theories and Practice - Core
Thesis project - Core
Landscape Architecture: Theories, Context and Practice - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

Fees per year: Year 1 (120 credits) - £4,840 Year 2 (180 credits) - £7,260 Tuition fees are subject to annual change.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

Fees per year: Year 1 (120 credits) - £8,560 Year 2 (180 credits) - £12,840 Tuition fees are subject to annual change.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students should have 2.1 degree in any subject. You will normally be expected to have Grade C in GCSE English and Maths.

University information

The University of East London has 140 practical, career-focused postgraduate programmes in the areas of: Arts Creative and tech industries Architecture Engineering and construction Cultural studies Social sciences Law Business Education Psychology Health Bioscience Sports Many of these are accredited by professional bodies. The uni is based across two campuses in East London. Stratford has the Olympic Park...more

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