Kingston University
Landscape and Urbanism MA
Kingston University

Course modalities offered

Key Course Facts

Course Description

Reasons to choose Kingston:

– You will have opportunities to work on live projects, such as European and local consultancy briefs within the Landscape Interface Studio. – There are international workshops, external lectures and optional visits to London shows, museums and institutions. – There are opportunities to work in collaboration with industry. Students have worked with Arup, AECOM, Atkins, Gustafson Porter + Bowman, Grant Associates and Historic Royal Parks. Students may be required to cover additional costs, such as travel.

About this course:

This course is designed for architects, landscape architects, environmental designers and strategic planners who want to be involved in designing the cities of the future.

Design projects will address live briefs at a range of scales, from the strategic to the site-specific. Themes include public realm, green and blue infrastructures, resilient and adaptive city strategies, growth and transformation through time, climate change, biodiversity, and zones of transition.

Through critical case studies, and your final MA project, you may tailor the course to your interests and study chosen areas in greater depth.

Design projects and portfolio, critical case study, professional practice report, seminar presentations, landscape manifesto, and masters project exhibition or digital publication.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 6.5
    • All other courses
    • 6.0
    • Foundation / Pathway Courses
    • 6.5
    • Graduate Degrees
    • 6.5
    • Undergraduate Degrees

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Landscape and Urbanism, MA, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.

A 2:2 or above honours degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline. Candidates with professional experience and qualifications in a relevant design discipline including architecture and engineering are welcome to apply. The selection includes an interview. Coursework: 100%


Tuition Fees Landscape and Urbanism MA

EU £10010 year 1
England UK £5643 year 1
Northern Ireland £5643 year 1
Scotland £5643 year 1
Wales £5643 year 1
International £10010 year 1

Additional fee information

Please visit the course provider webpage for information regarding additional course costs.

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

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About Kingston University

Founded in 1899, Kingston University is located in the suburban town of Kingston upon Thames, London. The university’s four campuses can be found in and around the town centre, with a free shuttle bus helping students to get there. This university offers what they call Flexi-stay accommodation, which allows students to book rooms in their residence halls for periods in which they expect to be studying exceptionally hard.

Student composition of Kingston University

Students by level of study Academic year 2020/21 - Full-time equivalent student enrollments published by Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) on 10 February 2022
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Where is this programme taught

Knights Park
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