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Study mode

Part time


2 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MLA - Master in Landscape Architecture

Subject areas

Landscape Gardening

Course type


Course Summary

Landscape Architecture at the University of Huddersfield occupies a unique position within the School of Art, Design and Architecture. The MLA forms part of a suite of programmes in the Architecture and the Built Environment, including the RIBA validated Master of Architecture, Advanced Architectural Design MA and Advanced Project Management in Construction MSc.;

The course will focus on a creative design environment through the development of speculative and imaginative landscape ideas set within an ethical framework; it will combine a commitment to the arts alongside an emphasis on cutting edge technologies

Across the programme candidates are involved in a rigorous curriculum, including advanced skills and knowledge in: design, history, theory, professional practice, technology, ecology, sustainability, horticulture, drawing, digital modelling and representation. The educational aims of the programme are:

To provide an environment of creative and imaginative landscape architecture education;

To develop skills and knowledge of landscape architecture in open parks as well as cities;

To introduce to and advance students through the technical, professional, theoretical and design aspects of landscape architecture practice;

To provide students who already have a suitable degree, a foundation of Landscape Architecture education from which they can become exceptional landscape architects;

To form part of the requirements for students to become professional and Landscape Institute Chartered Landscape Architects;


The focus of this module will enable you to deepen your understanding of the history of landscape architecture and will provide an informed background against which your own ideas can develop and mature. The module explores the development of landscape architecture, garden and landscape design from before the Renaissance to the start of the 21st century and examines contemporary movements and practices by analysing principal characteristics, raisons d’être and the work of leading exponents. Themes and issues will be explored with reference to the work and writings of significant theorists and practitioners from a broad philosophical spectrum. You will be introduced to the specific historical/political developments in a variety of contexts, which will provide an understanding of the relationship between the climate, socio-economic, and cultural and religious factors and landscape architectural development.

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

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Entry requirements for this course are normally:

An Honours degree (2:2 or above) in a relevant subject

Alternative qualifications are/or significant experience may be accepted, subject to approval

International students with qualifications in 'creative' or ‘practice' subjects should submit a portfolio of work with their application.

All suitably qualified applicants are normally interviewed or considered for admittance under alternative arrangements. Interview will be by portfolio of practice based and/or theoretical work and a statement of intent.

If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5, or equivalent will be considered acceptable. Read more about the University’s entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our Where are you from information pages.