Myerscough College
Landscape and Garden Design BA (Hons)
Myerscough College

Key Course Facts

Course Description

A degree in Garden Design will allow you to become professional, work with other industry experts and produce work to high creative standards. Garden designers focus on the detail in design. Intricate, intimate spaces with plants chosen for their colour, texture, interest and scent are the hallmark of high quality garden design. As a professional Garden Designer, you may become involved with the design of courtyards, school grounds, community gardens, private estates, show gardens, interior design and historic landscapes. During the course, a range of design projects will be undertaken that cover all aspects of design, beginning with smaller-scale projects and culminating in the final year with detailed design work with the potential to exhibit at a garden festival such as Tatton or Southport. Here at Myerscough, we are situated within beautiful grounds with an arboretum, ornamental gardens, greenhouses and plots where you can learn about plants and practice your design skills. As students, you will also have access to UCLan in the bustling city centre of Preston. Another benefit of studying Garden Design at Myerscough is the multi-disciplinary team that you will be working with. We have excellent horticultural facilities and this particular course has a strong horticultural basis. Garden Designers who understand and can use their knowledge of plants are in demand in industry. We also have Creative Design here at Myerscough and you will have access to photography and floristry tutors, and materials should you wish to develop your artistic and presentation skills.

Salary

Salary of all UK Graduates of Garden Design

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £22000 £22446 £25153
25-75 percentile range £20000 - £25000 £15687 - £26563 £18532 - £30379

Entry Requirements / Admissions

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Qualification requirements

3 A-levels at minimum C or above

Alternative equivalent Level 3 qualifications such as City and Guilds Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma (720) will also be considered.

Alternative equivalent Level 3 qualifications such as City and Guilds Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma (1080) will also be considered.

Normally 5 GCSEs Including Maths and English (or equivalents) are required, however, applicants are advised to check with the University Centre if they do not possess the specific qualifications. The University Centre may consider applicants with work experience within a relevant industry in place of some qualifications. Applicants who believe they may be eligible for Accreditation of Prior Certificated and/or Experiential Learning (APCL/APEL) will be considered on an individual basis. If you have any queries in relation to entry qualifications, then please contact the University Centre directly.

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic) 6 Applicants for whom English is a second language must be able to demonstrate proof of International English Language Testing System at level 6.0 (with no component score lower than 5.5) or equivalent.
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Costs

Tuition Fees Landscape and Garden Design BA (Hons)

EU £9250 year 1
England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
Channel Islands £9250 year 1
International £12700 year 1

Additional fee information

Additional costs for opportunities and items that are optional for the course include: camera - £100, study tours £500-£1000 per year. There may be bursaries and hardship funds available to help with the cost of these.

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.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2024

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)
  • year 2
  • year 3

What students say about studying Garden Design in the UK?

  • Lina Choi & Eun Jung Jun, South Korea, MA Garden Design
  • SRUC Edinburgh Garden Design students' show garden module
  • Horticulture and Garden Design at Capel Manor College
  • British Academy of Garden Design: Mark Soanes, Graduate

About Myerscough College

Myerscough College is an institution that offers both further education and higher education, and is located in the English village of Bilsborrow, Lancashire. Students can expect to find courses oriented towards a land-based theme, in a variety of study formats that include Full-time, Part-time, and even Online for those who don’t have the necessary free-time to commit to standard courses.

  • A Day in the Life at Myerscough College

Where is this programme taught

Main Campus, Bilsborrow
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Preston Campus
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