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Landscape Architecture MLA

Key information

Qualification type

MLA - Master in Landscape Architecture

Subject areas

Landscape Gardening

Course type


Course Summary

Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) is designed for graduates who wish to become professional landscape architects with a focus on design excellence. The Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) programme is part of a Landscape Institute accredited route to becoming a fully-qualified Chartered Landscape Architect. The MLA programme has a focus on design excellence, with landscape architecture projects exploring issues of cities, society and the environment. Students develop skills and knowledge in: design, history, theory, professional practice, technology, ecology, sustainability, and horticulture, drawing and digital representation.

Assessments include a design portfolio, technical reports, professional reports, theory essays, and a thesis. London is home to many leading international landscape architecture firms. Recent graduates from the University of Greenwich have successfully gained employment in the public and private sectors in London, the UK and worldwide. Many have designed and worked on extraordinary landscape projects such as the London Olympic Park, Gardens by the Bay in Singapore and the Eden Project. Other graduates, such as Marti Franch, have established international award winning design studios.

Different course options

Full time | University of Greenwich (Greenwich Campus) | 2 years | SEP

Study mode

Full time


2 years

Start date



The aim of the module is to critically research, map and analyse the contrasting ecologies of urban landscapes with the aim of developing urban strategies and urban landscape projects. On successful completion of this module a student will be able to: develop critical approaches to investigating medium and large landscape sites with complex ecological relationships; produce detailed investigations of complex urban ecological contexts, programme, scale and material; formulate urban strategies that respond to the site contexts that include social, environmental, material and cultural issues; conceive of innovative urban landscape design projects, which begin with an investigation of sites and the definition of an individual brief with this detailed knowledge; incorporate into projects understandings of theoretical and professional contexts; and understand how to read, interpret and develop topographic modelling and mapping using digital techniques.

Tuition fees

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

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students should have a good undergraduate Bachelor's degree; Students will be invited to attend an interview at Greenwich; for applicants unable to attend in person there is an option to have an interview over telephone/Skype. They will be asked to present a portfolio of creative and visual work.

Department profile

Undertaking your postgraduate degree at the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences is your opportunity to study at one of London’s most beautiful campuses, based on the banks of the River Thames. We cover a range of academic disciplines across four very distinct schools....more

University information

The University of Greenwich has three campuses situated in south-east London and Kent. It offers a wide range of postgraduate programmes, along with a number of research degrees. The university has nine Times Higher Education Awards, four Queen’s Anniversary Prizes for Higher and Further Education and two Guardian University Awards for Research Impact. Among the teaching staff, there are award winning National Teaching Fellows, while alumni...more

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