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Master of Landscape Architecture

Key information
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Qualification type

MLA - Master in Landscape Architecture

Subject areas

Landscape Gardening

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This course 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. The 300 credit 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. In addition the course is accredited by the Landscape Institute (LI) which will allow students a seamless transition on their journey from licentiate to chartership with the LI.

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. Graduates of the MLA can work as graduate landscape architects, landscape designers, or landscape planners and managers. 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 | 2 years | SEP-19

Study mode

Full time

Duration

2 years

Start date

SEP-19

Modules

This is This is semester 1 and semester 2 module. In this module the student will develop an understanding of detailed construction processes and technologies for advanced landscape architecture projects from the initial topographic survey drawing of an area of land by producing a range of construction drawings e.g. design proposal, cut and fill, hard landscape, setting out and construction details. Students will examine and interpret the construction requirements and technologies to produce relevant information to industry standards to allow contractors and builders to construct the completed design. Construction problems and materials will be researched through independent research and study, proposals and solutions will be produced and discussed in the studio. Areas to support the technical elements of design will be considered e.g. surface and sub-surface drainage, change of levels (steps and ramps), surfaces, walls (free standing and retaining) and hard landscape materials. The module reflects on appropriate hard landscape technologies, construction techniques and sustainable methods to enable the student to investigate the relationship of natural and man-made systems, interpret these through examples, produce construction solutions and discuss possibilities within the industry standards. The module will allow the student to select and identify the potentials and weaknesses of the relationship between landscape materials and construction methods to form and function.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£4,807

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£8,740

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students 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.