Landscape Architecture MA

London, Bloomsbury

This creative and reflective Master's degree considers interventions in the landscape through imaginative design, strategic thinking and technical knowledge. Landscape architects shape the future of cities and rural environments alike.

UK students International students
Study mode
Full-time
UK tuition fees (2023/24)
£14,100
Overseas tuition fees (2023/24)
£32,100
Duration
1 academic year
Programme starts
September 2023
Applications accepted
All applicants: 17 Oct 2022 – 31 Mar 2023

Applications open

Entry requirements

A minimum of a second-class UK degree in landscape architecture or an accredited overseas qualification in Landscape Architecture of an equivalent standard. On occasion, graduates from other degrees who can demonstrate comparable abilities will also be considered. Applicants must have also completed their previous degree and be undertaking a year in a professional practice placement or internship. A design/creative portfolio is also expected. Applicants will be asked to provide a link to a portfolio of their design work once their completed application has been received, and should not send or upload work until it has been requested.

If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.

The English language level for this programme is: Level 2

UCL Pre-Master's and Pre-sessional English courses are for international students who are aiming to study for a postgraduate degree at UCL. The courses will develop your academic English and academic skills required to succeed at postgraduate level. International Preparation Courses

Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.

Equivalent qualifications

Country-specific information, including details of when UCL representatives are visiting your part of the world, can be obtained from the International Students website.

International applicants can find out the equivalent qualification for their country by selecting from the list below. Please note that the equivalency will correspond to the broad UK degree classification stated on this page (e.g. upper second-class). Where a specific overall percentage is required in the UK qualification, the international equivalency will be higher than that stated below. Please contact Graduate Admissions should you require further advice.

About this degree

Students will gain an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the discipline of landscape architecture and the related profession, informed by current practice, scholarship and research. With design-led teaching and learning, students learn how to design, using a range of techniques and research methods, equipping you to progress towards a career as a landscape architect. 

Who this course is for

A minimum of a second-class UK degree in landscape architecture or an accredited overseas qualification in Landscape Architecture of an equivalent standard. On occasion, graduates from other degrees who can demonstrate comparable abilities will also be considered. 

Applicants must have also completed their previous degree and be undertaking a year in a professional practice placement or internship.

A design/creative portfolio is also expected. Applicants will be asked to provide a link to a portfolio of their design work once their completed application has been received, and should not send or upload work until it has been requested.

What this course will give you

In the design studio, students will develop individual projects, documented in design portfolios, to increasing levels of complexity and ambition as the programme progresses, supported by tutorials, seminars, crits and interim reviews. 

Students work with a team of landscape architects, researchers and built environment professionals to inform your creative design practices. The Bartlett School of Architecture is renowned for preparing students for successful careers.

This programme empowers students with the contextual knowledge of the history and theory of landscape architecture, alongside the ability to apply research to design and professional scenarios, be they speculative, theoretical or practical.

The Bartlett School of Architecture helps students to prepare for successful careers in a range of fields. We aim to be an exciting and innovative place to study architecture, located in the heart of London with global perspectives. Our students have the opportunity to develop their creativity, curiosity and dynamism, and learn the skills they need to build a better future for people and the planet. Our school is consistently ranked highly in UK and global league tables, and our staff are at the forefront of international research and teaching with award-winning buildings all over the globe.

The Bartlett is the UK's largest multidisciplinary Faculty of the Built Environment. Our work is all about human spaces. That means physical structures like homes, buildings and cities, but also the invisible structures that govern these things: political and legal systems; financial frameworks and social norms; even our understanding of the past, present and future. Combining design, history, theory, digital representations and models across all of these areas, we understand the structures shaping society today – and we work to make them fairer and more prosperous. The Bartlett is ranked #3 globally in the Built Environment and Architecture subject area (QS World University Ranking 2022), and our research is recognised as internationally leading (UK REF 2021).

The foundation of your career

Students will gain a highly specialist skill set with this programme. As well as the ability to design using a range of techniques and research methods, and an in-depth knowledge of the discipline of landscape architecture, you will develop skills in creative problem solving, making decisions and propositions in complex, challenging, ambiguous and open-ended situations.

Students will also develop skills in communicating, presenting, advocating, interrelating and responding to people from a wide variety of backgrounds within a professional context. 

Employability

The Bartlett School of Architecture is recognised as one of the world's leading schools of architecture and graduates from our Master's programmes are highly sought after. 

Accreditation

This programme is professionally accredited by the Landscape Institute (LI).

Teaching and learning

Students are assessed through design portfolios, essays, illustrated reports and diaries. You will receive formative feedback on your work in progress via tutorials and seminars, as well as written reports. 

In terms 1 and 2 full-time students can typically expect between 17 and 20 contact hours per teaching week through lectures, workshops and tutorials. In term 3 students will be completing their own Portfolio’s research, keeping regular contact with their Portfolio’s supervisors.

Outside of lectures full-time students typically study the equivalent of a full-time job, using their remaining time for self-directed study and completing coursework assignments.

Modules

This is a one year, 180-credit Master's degree.

This programme has five modules, all of which are compulsory.

Upon successful completion of 180 credits, you will be awarded a MA in Landscape Architecture.

Please note that the list of modules given here is indicative. This information is published a long time in advance of enrolment and module content and availability is subject to change.

Please note that the list of modules given here is indicative. This information is published a long time in advance of enrolment and module content and availability is subject to change. Modules that are in use for the current academic year are linked for further information. Where no link is present, further information is not yet available.

Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits. Upon successful completion of 180 credits, you will be awarded an MA in Landscape Architecture.

Fieldwork

The programme includes an optional fieldtrip.

Accessibility

Details of the accessibility of UCL buildings can be obtained from AccessAble accessable.co.uk. Further information can also be obtained from the UCL Student Support & Wellbeing team.

Online - Open day

Graduate Open Events: Architecture 

The Bartlett School of Architecture is one of the most influential, exciting and innovative architecture schools in the world, where students learn today to build the world of tomorrow. We’re excited that you’re interested in studying with us. We have put together virtual events on a number of the programmes we offer and hope to see you there. You’ll have the opportunity to ask questions of academics and students alike.

Online - Open day

Graduate Open Events: Introducing the MSc Building and Urban Design in Development (BUDD)

There is an urgent need to use professional capacities to recalibrate our engagement with design to effectively respond to social, economic and environmental global urban challenges and to address transformative change in cities globally. The MSc BUDD immerses students in the theory and practice of urban design and its role in building just cities. This event will introduce potential applicants to our unique design approach.

Fees and funding

Fees for this course

UK students International students
Fee description Full-time
Tuition fees (2023/24) £14,100
Tuition fees (2023/24) £32,100

The tuition fees shown are for the year indicated above. Fees for subsequent years may increase or otherwise vary. Where the programme is offered on a flexible/modular basis, fees are charged pro-rata to the appropriate full-time Master's fee taken in an academic session. Further information on fee status, fee increases and the fee schedule can be viewed on the UCL Students website: ucl.ac.uk/students/fees.

Additional costs

All students are required to pay a fee deposit of £2,000 for this programme.

Maximum additional cost to the student is £500.

For more information on additional costs for prospective students please go to our estimated cost of essential expenditure at Accommodation and living costs.

Funding your studies

UCL offers a range of financial awards aimed at assisting both prospective and current students with their studies.

Any additional funding available from The Bartlett School of Architecture and the Built Environment Faculty Office are advertised on their respective websites.

For a comprehensive list of the funding opportunities available at UCL, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarships and Funding website.

Next steps

Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines.

There is an application processing fee for this programme of £90 for online applications and £115 for paper applications. Further information can be found at Application fees.

When we assess your application we would like to learn:

  • why you want to study Landscape Architecture at graduate level
  • why you want to study Landscape Architecture at UCL
  • what particularly attracts you to this programme
  • how your personal, academic and professional background meets the demands of a challenging academic environment
  • where you would like to go professionally with your degree

Together with essential academic requirements, the personal statement is your opportunity to illustrate whether your reasons for applying to this programme match what the programme will deliver.

After we have received your application, we will e-mail you to request a design portfolio and provide instructions. Please do not send your design work until requested.

We recommend that you apply for a maximum of two programmes.

Tier 4 Student Visa holders are advised to meet the English language proficiency of their offer no later than the end of June, in order to allow sufficient time to obtain a CAS number and visa.

To accept your offer, you must pay the non-refundable fee deposit within 6 weeks and decline any other offers for programmes at the Bartlett School of Architecture. If you do not respond within 6 weeks, your offer will be withdrawn.

Please note that the School of Architecture does not allow deferred entry to any of its postgraduate programmes. If you have an offer of admission but cannot take it up, you will not be able to defer and will have to apply again the following year. 

Please note that you may submit applications for a maximum of two graduate programmes (or one application for the Law LLM) in any application cycle.

Choose your programme

Please read the Application Guidance before proceeding with your application.

Year of entry: 2023-2024

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