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Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Landscape Design / Architecture

Course type


Course Summary

This course is designed to increase the student's professional skills in the theoretical and practical aspects of landscape architecture so providing access to a range of employment opportunities including chartership of the Landscape Institute. Subjects are explored through contemporary urban and rural landscape design with a focus on ecological approaches.

MA Postgraduate design courses propose a new emphasis and direction for the Master's degrees based on an interdisciplinary approach to knowledge and understanding. The MA Landscape Architecture follows a sequence of related theory and design projects leading to a grounded and innovative way to comprehend and find meaning in the places we live and work. Students develop advanced theoretical and applied constructs in landscape architecture, garden and environmental design.

This course has been accredited by the Landscape Institute and the International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA).

Different course options

Full time | Writtle University College | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



This is semester 1 module. The aim of this module is to introduce a current landscape architecture topic or issue in a given urban context in relation to its rural and peri-urban situation and edge condition. Through analysis of local and regional scales, social and ecological systems and place and identity relationships student will develop design outcomes through a rigorous design process applying theory and landscape ecology principles onto the existing conditions of the site. They will critically assess and analyse the conditions to develop contextual and conceptual approach to tackle the issues through an urban design using landscape architecture theory and skill sets.

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

To be confirmed