University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

Landscape Architecture

The taught part of the course - from autumn of year one to summer of year two - leads to the Postgraduate Diploma in Landscape Architecture, which is the professionally accredited qualification. You can then continue over the summer period of your second year to complete a dissertation, leading to the award of MA. The Special Project helps you develop your professional competence. You may specialise in design, planning or management. With guidance from a member of staff, you'll work on a landscape architecture solution for a real-world site. You choose the site - it could be in Sheffield or in your home town, even if your home town is in another country. The work is presented in an end-of-year exhibition.

Entry requirements

MA: Good Honours degree, ideally in a subject related to landscape or design, for example: ecology, geography, geology, architecture, engineering or fine art; or relevant skills and experience. English language requirements: overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component, or equivalent.

Course modules

First-year modules Landscape Architecture: Nature, Design, People Urban Ecological Design and Management Landscape Planning Landscape Urbanism and Design Project Introduction to Landscape Research Landscape Research Topics and Dissertation Second-year modules Special Project Brief Professional Practice Law and Contracts Special Project Choose one of the following from: Urban Landscape Planning Landscape Design and Art Practice Greenspace Maintenance Also choose one of the following from: Rural Landscape Planning Urban Design Project Greenspace Management Postgraduate Diploma: Landscape Research Dissertation

Assessment methods

Assessment is by coursework assignments, dissertation, oral presentation and examination.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2018 7,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 Years
MA Full-time September 2018 7,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 Years
MA Full-time September 2018 7,500 per Year 1 (England) 2 Years
MA Full-time September 2018 19,950 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years
MA Full-time September 2018 7,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site S10 2TN Yorkshire and the Humber

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