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Full time


2 years

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Key information

Qualification type

MLA - Master in Landscape Architecture

Subject areas

Landscape Gardening

Course type


Course Summary

About the course

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 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.

Your career

We know you’re coming to university to undertake your course, meet new people and broaden your horizons. However, we also help you to focus on life after you have graduated to ensure that your hard work pays off and you achieve your ambition.

So while you’re here (and even after you graduate) the Careers and Employability Service offer professional help, support and guidance, including industry-supported workshops, careers fairs and one-to-one guidance sessions.


You will extend your understanding of the relationship between contemporary landscape design theories and practice in order to facilitate a critical approach to the self-evaluation of landscape design ideas and to provide an intellectual framework in support of your independent design development. You will further develop your understanding of landscape architecture and human activity with particular emphasis upon the relationship between social and cultural trends, local ecological settings, constructional technologies and the urban context of landscape architectural design.

Tuition fees

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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.