University of Gloucestershire

University of Gloucestershire

Landscape Architecture (Conversion)

This route into the Landscape Architecture MA course offers a path into landscape architecture for students from alternate disciplines. Build upon your existing skills within a highly professional environment on a course recognised by the International Federation of Landscape Architects and the Landscape Institute. Sustainable architecture design benefits from the creative contribution of people with a range of skills and backgrounds. This course allows graduates from different backgrounds to gain the skills to build a rewarding career in landscape architecture. Through live projects you will engage with keys areas such as masterplanning, environmental assessment, public consultation and design. You will actively acquire the practical skills and knowledge that underpin the landscape architecture industry in the 21st century. Studying philosophical aspects of the discipline, exploring influential landscapes and working on live private and public sector briefs will increase your confidence and expertise. With a long-standing reputation and excellent links to industry and professional bodies plus a strong emphasis on sustainability, this course provides an excellent foundation on which to build a dynamic career.

Entry requirements

Applicants require at least a 2.2 Honours degree or equivalent. Applicants may be required to attend an interview. A portfolio of work is desirable but not essential. International students need IELTS 6.0 overall (no less than 6.0 in writing and 5.5 in any other band) or equivalent.

Assessment methods

All work is assessed via coursework which is a mix of written, illustrated reports, essays and design-based projects.

Sponsorship information

Sponsored by employers or self-funded.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 - 24 months
MA Part-time September 2016 - 48 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 - 24 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 - 48 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Francis Close Hall Cheltenham GL50 4AZ South West

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