Birmingham City University

Birmingham City University

Landscape Architecture

The course develops students' creative, artistic, technical and intellectual abilities as well as professional expertise. There is a strong emphasis on research that underpins new frontiers of the designed environment. Students will work on research-led design projects relating to well-being, the design process, designed ecologies and climate change, urban design and planning and large scale infrastructure like HS2. On successful completion of the PgDip, students can apply to become a licentiate member of the Landscape Institute (LI), the chartered body for landscape architecture in the UK; full chartered status is gained following completion of the LI's Professional Practice Examination after a further 2 years in practice.

Entry requirements

Applicants require a 1st Honours degree in landscape architecture or garden design from an approved institution and a Graduate Diploma in landscape architecture.

Course modules

The PG Diploma modules are: professional practice; critical urbanism; critical design; designed ecologies; research methods: dissertation/thesis design project; design thesis project 1; design thesis project 2; design thesis project 3: technology. Master's award: the above modules along with a dissertation.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by coursework in all modules except for professional practice, which is partly assessed by a written exam; the majority of coursework is related to design projects, although some modules require the submission of written papers, drawn theoretical analysis and construction and planting design workbooks or studies.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,500 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,500 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 12,000 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,335 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,335 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,335 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,335 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,335 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,833 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,833 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,833 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,833 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,833 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Parkside Building Campus Birmingham B4 7BD West Midlands

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Key information

Contact: 
Birmingham City University Enquiries
Telephone number: 
0121 331 5595