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 specialize 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

Good Honours degree, ideally in a subject related to landscape or design, for example: ecology, geography, geology, architecture, engineering or fine art. If you don't have a degree, but you have relevant skills and experience, we may be able to consider your application. Please contact us to discuss. English language requirements: overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component, or equivalent.

Course modules

Core modules: landscape architecture: nature, design, and people; urban ecological design and management; landscape planning; landscape urbanism and design; introduction to landscape research; research proposal and dissertation preparation; landscape research dissertation. Optional modules: choose two from: urban landscape planning; rural landscape planning; urban design project; landscape design and art practice; greenspace maintenance; greenspace management.

Assessment methods

You�re assessed on coursework assignments, dissertation, oral presentation and examination.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 6,000 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MA Full-time £ 17,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years
PgDip Full-time - 18 months

Campus details

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

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions Tutor
Telephone number: 
0114 222 0617