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Source: HOTCOURSES, June 2016.


Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

Landscape Gardening

Course type


Course summary
Source: HOTCOURSES, June 2016.

This Diploma Landscape Architecture programme is designed for individuals interested in becoming professional Landscape Architects. It is a 9-month programme for graduates from a BA Hons Landscape Architecture. The core component of the Diploma Landscape Architecture programme is the design studio where students engage with landscape, urbanism, agriculture and infrastructure projects in the UK and abroad. With a team of academics and practitioners the students develop their design projects through tutorials and design reviews. They are supported to develop innovative and distinct approaches to landscape architecture, reflected in their final design project and dissertation thesis.

Direct entry to the Diploma Landscape Architecture requires a design portfolio as well as completion of a BA Hons Landscape Architecture. The Diploma Landscape Architecture is part of a Landscape Institute accredited route to becoming a professional Landscape Architect. The Department is based in a new state of the art building designed by the award winning architects Heneghan Peng; it is equipped with fourteen rooftop landscapes, cutting edge digital workshops, extensive design studios, a world-class library and two gallery spaces.

Students are assessed through design portfolio, essays and seminars. Opportunities are available in Landscape Architecture, Landscape Planning and Urban Design. Recent graduates have successfully gained employment in the public and private sectors in the UK and worldwide. Many have continued to design and work on leading landscape projects such as the London Olympic Park, Gardens by the Bay in Singapore and the Eden Project.

Different course options
Source: HOTCOURSES, June 2016.

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date


These are the sub-topics that you will study as part of this course.

Source: HOTCOURSES, June 2016.

Landscape Ecology with GIS Dissertation (20 Credits) - Core

This module aims to: provide a robust and rigorous foundation of technical landscape architecture knowledge from which students can realise their design proposals; understand the contemporary and historical contexts though which landscape practice has evolved; provide students with a confident progression into leading Landscape Architecture practice and offer an opportunity to reimagine the future of the profession.

Principles and Practice of Environmental Conservation (40 Credits) - Core

This module aims to: develop advanced skills, methods and techniques in the design of landscape architecture projects; provide a context for the application and testing of professional, technical and methodological techniques for landscape architecture practice; encourage experimentation, innovation and professional independent thinking.

Introduction to GIS for Natural Resource Management (20 Credits) - Core

This module aims to: understand the significance of professional and theoretical techniques for designing and representing landscape; develop advanced skills, methods and techniques in landscape representations; encourage experimentation across and between diverse landscape representational techniques.

Tuition fees
Source: HOTCOURSES, June 2016.

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements
Source: HOTCOURSES, June 2016.

Applicants should have a good degree in landscape architecture; A portfolio of visual and creative work is required for all applicants; applicants should provide a link to their digital portfolio with their application form.

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