Key Course Facts
The Master of Landscape Architecture focusses on the theories, methods and practice of landscape architecture, equipping you for practice in a landscape related discipline.
About this course Landscape architects create and manage the landscapes we live and work in. They plan and design places, at scales that range from the private garden to the urban square and the city region.
The Master of Landscape Architecture is a two-year full-time postgraduate conversion course for graduates in other disciplines who wish to qualify and work as professional landscape architects or with international landscape qualifications who wish to pursue professional studies in the UK. Whether or not you have a background in design, you'll develop the skills needed for contemporary practice. You will gain a practical understanding of the theories, methods and techniques employed in landscape architecture, with the greater part of what you learn applicable worldwide. The course is seeking candidate accreditation from the Landscape Institute (LI) and is applying for full LI Accreditation status upon graduation of the first cohort.
What you'll learn The Landscape Architecture course is organised around a core of design studios in which students acquire specialist knowledge in such areas as site-planning, land modelling, landscape construction, planting design and visualisation. You’ll learn a number of design and presentation skills. The course is intellectually stimulating, with lectures, seminars and workshops on history, design theory and pressing contemporary issues, such as the climate crisis, social justice, and rapid urbanisation.
After completing the course, you’ll: be able to demonstrate advanced understanding and critical thinking about landscape architecture as a form of action concerned with creating and managing space and place gain an understanding of the complexities of landscape issues and problems and be able to integrate knowledge and skills from different areas of the curriculum acquire advanced knowledge and understanding of the way landscape has been conceptualised and theorised at different times and in different places, informed by relevant research findings and relevant practice gain insight into the philosophies, ideologies and critical positions which underpin different approaches to landscape
Your development You’ll develop a number of skills during the Master of Landscape Architecture, including: defining and critically analysing problems effectively and appropriately drawing on current research and knowledge effectively collecting, synthesising and utilising evidence and information creating effective design solutions to problems given in the form of design briefs articulating reasoned arguments, drawing on a range of information sources developing research skills and experience in the context of the School’s research interests
Delivery The course will be delivered through a combination of: lectures guided reading seminars studio projects site visits
Facilities The School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape has excellent studio teaching facilities. Our facilities include: lively design studios exhibition spaces well-equipped workshop including the latest digital manufacturing technology wet fabrication lab including 3D printers molecular biology lab (one of the first in the world to be administered by a school of architecture) print media suite IT suites
Find out more about the School facilities, including virtual tours of some teaching spaces
Entry Requirements / Admissions
Requirements for international students / English requirements
IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)
- Foundation / Pathway Courses
- Graduate Degrees
- Undergraduate Degrees
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Landscape Architecture, MLA, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.
A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in any subject and a demonstrable aptitude for the profession of landscape architecture through submission of design portfolio.
Average student cost of living in the UK
|Water, gas electricity, internet (at home)||£50|
|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|
|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 Newcastle University
Founded in 1834, Newcastle University is located in the small city of Newcastle upon Tyne. Less than an hour’s bus ride from the coast, this institution of higher education offers Undergraduates modern lecture theatres, state-of-the-art laboratories, and spaces for socialising and for being creative such as their Fine Arts Hub. Postgraduate students have their own library, complete with a laptop loan system and assistance from knowledgeable librarians to ensure that students have every means of succeeding.
Student composition of Newcastle 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