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Master of Landscape Architecture (Conversion Course)

Master of Landscape Architecture (Conversion Course)

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Full time | Writtle University College | 2 years | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

2 years

Start date

SEP

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.

Modules

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.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

Year 1 - £5,668; Year 2 - £8,340. The given year 2 fees may be subject to an annual increase.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

Year 1 - £9,120; Year 2 - £13,510. The given year 2 fees may be subject to an annual increase.

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.