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Landscape Architecture MA // MLA

These two new, creative and reflective Master's degrees consider interventions in the landscape through imaginative design, strategic thinking and technical knowledge.

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About the programme

Landscape architecture is a creative and reflective discipline looking at interventions in the landscape through imaginative design, strategic thinking and technical knowledge. Landscape architects shape the future of cities and rural environments alike.

With design-led teaching and learning, these two Master's programmes equip students to progress towards a career as a landscape architect. Students work to put their theories into practice from week one, researching through speculative design. Landscape architecture is available to study as an MLA (Master of Landscape Architecture) conversion course or MA degree, depending on whether students have an undergraduate degree accredited by the Landscape Institute or a degree in another discipline. 


Highlights

  • Work with a team of landscape architects, researchers and built environment professionals to inform your creative design practices
  • Develop a detailed knowledge and understanding of the potential of the profession
  • Learn in The Bartlett’s unique studio culture, and enjoy interdisciplinary opportunities across the faculty and UCL
Landscape architecture can change the way we think about our environment.

Professor Laura Allen, Programme Director 


Accreditation

We will be seeking Landscape Institute accreditation for this programme to give graduates the relevant qualification on their route to Chartered Member of the Landscape Institute status.


Key staff

Programme Director: Professor Laura Allen


Contact 

Admissions enquiries: 
Thea Heintz 

Programme enquiries: 
Professor Laura Allen


Programme details 


Landscape Architecture MLA

This is a two-year Master's degree which empowers students without a landscape architecture undergraduate degree or background to pursue a career as a landscape architect.

The first year is a preparatory year, as students entering the programme will typically be new to the discipline of landscape architecture. The second year has a strong design research focus, with a major design studio project and research project complementing each other and giving students the platform to develop highly developed portfolios upon graduation. 

Modules 

The programme is taught full time over two years and consists of ten taught modules.

Year 1

  • History and Theory of Landscape Architecture (30 credits)
  • Landscape, Inhabitation and Environmental Systems (30 credits)
  • Landscape Design 1 (15 credits)
  • Landscape Design 2 (15 credits)
  • Landscape Design 3 (30 credits)

Year 2

  • Landscape Architecture Practice and Theory (15 credits)
  • Landscape, Ecology and Urban Environments (30 credits)
  • Landscape Thesis (45 credits)
  • Advanced Landscape Design 1 (30 credits)
  • Advanced Landscape Design 2 (60 credits)

Entry requirements 

Students with a UK first- or second-class undergraduate degree related to landscape architecture or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Candidates with another qualification and at least three years of appropriate professional experience may also be considered. 

The application deadline is 27 July 2018 for 2018 entry. 


Landscape Architecture MA

This is a one-year Master's degree for students looking to pursue a career in landscape architecture who already have a Landscape Institue accredited undergraduate degree or similar. 

Landscape Architecture MA has a strong design research focus, with a major design studio project and research project complementing each other and giving students the platform to develop impressive portfolios upon graduation. 

Modules 

This programme is taught full time over one year and consists of five core modules. 

  • Landscape Architecture Practice and Theory (15 credits)
  • Landscape, Ecology and Urban Environments (30 credits)
  • Landscape Thesis (45 credits)
  • Advanced Landscape Design 1 (30 credits)
  • Advanced Landscape Design 2 (60 credits)

Entry requirements 

This programme is open to graduates of Landscape Institute-accredited undergraduate degrees with a minimum of a second-class degree, or equivalent. On occasion it is also open to graduates of other degrees who can demonstrate comparable abilities. 

The application deadline is 27 July 2018 for 2018 entry. 


 

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