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Master of Landscape Architecture (Conversion Course)

Master of Landscape Architecture (Conversion Course)

Key information
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Qualification type

MLA - Master in Landscape Architecture

Subject areas

Landscape Gardening Landscape Studies

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

The Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) is a postgraduate programme that provides professional landscape architecture education for graduates with a bachelor's degree with honours, other than landscape architecture/garden design, who wish to become professional landscape architects. MLA is accredited by the Landscape Institute (LI) which will allow students a seamless transition on their journey from licentiate to chartership with the LI. Our programme offers a 2-year ’graduate entry‘ route for candidates from diverse background, education and professions. On completion of the 2-year programme students will be ready for employment within the professional world of landscape architecture, with a specialism in an area of choice, achieved through their final dissertation research and application. The MLA supports entry to the work experience based pathway to chartership with the Landscape Institute.

Who is the Course for?

The Master of Landscape Architecture is designed for graduates who have a bachelor's with honours degree with a minimum of a second-class degree in the fields of architecture, geography, environmental studies, art, interior design, history, and other fields who wish to change their career for landscape architecture.

After Completion of Your Course

Graduates of the MLA can work as graduate landscape architects, landscape designers, or landscape planners and managers.

Graduates have a variety of practices in the UK and abroad to choose; each with different areas of specialism including urban design, planning, visual landscape impact assessment, and visual landscape character. There are differences in the size and scale of practices, their work and specialism. Global practices work with international large scale masterplanning projects whereas smaller scale practices work with national and local masterplanning projects, urban design, housing development and landscape character assessment tasks. Employment is also found in public sector organisations such as local councils, English Heritage, Historic England and privates charities such as the National Trust, along with teaching within colleges and universities.

Different course options

Full time | Writtle University College | 2 years | 21-SEP-20

Study mode

Full time

Duration

2 years

Start date

21-SEP-20

Modules

The module introduces the essential skills needed for spatial designers to successfully learn in Higher Education. Elements and techniques of visual communication, both hand drawn and digital approaches are taught, and include 2D and 3D visualisations. The module appraises spatial theory and applies this thinking throughout to the function, aesthetics and design intention within particular landscapes and their contexts. The module uses a combination of traditional and digital art and design practices and model making techniques as tools to analyse existing space and as methods to explore 3-dimensional and spatial design. Off-site visits and the College's extensive campus are explored to consider real space and time to support studio based learning.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

Full-time: Year 1 - £4940; Year 2 - £7240

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

Full-time: Year 1 - £8,874; Year 2 - £13,140

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Candidates who have a bachelor's with honours degree with a minimum of a second-class degree in the fields of architecture, geography, environmental studies, art, interior design, history, and other fields can apply for the 1st year MLA.