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Architecture

Postgraduate course
Architecture & Landscape Design

Pursue a specialism within architecture. We focus on three keys areas - sustainable urbanism, facade design and architectural interiors.

  • Attendance
  • Duration
    1 Year
  • Start date
  • Main Location
    Broadcasting Place, City Campus

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Your learning environments will include new multimedia studios, equipped with drawing boards, computers and model-making facilities, our 24/7 library and specialist workshops.
Entry Requirements
Requirements:Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree in the cognate subjects of Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Planning or Interior Design, at least a second class honours degree in a non-cognate subject supported by evidence of an aptitude for the subject applied for, or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment.

All suitable candidates who meet the entry requirements will be required to submit a portfolio of creative work to demonstrate creative ability, and may be required to attend an interview. Your portfolio should include examples from your previous education, professional experience, or personal work. Candidates based overseas will be supported to undertake this electronically and/or by telephone. Guidance for the portfolio can be found at this link.

All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; a template can be accessed at this link.

All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements, please access further details at this link
English Language Requirement: IELTS 6.5 with no skills below 6.0, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Mature Applicants
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.

If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website.

Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.

Requirements:Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree in the cognate subjects of Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Planning or Interior Design, at least a second class honours degree in a non-cognate subject supported by evidence of an aptitude for the subject applied for, or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment.

All suitable candidates who meet the entry requirements will be required to submit a portfolio of creative work to demonstrate creative ability, and may be required to attend an interview. Your portfolio should include examples from your previous education, professional experience, or personal work. Candidates based overseas will be supported to undertake this electronically and/or by telephone. Guidance for the portfolio can be found at this link.

All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; a template can be accessed at this link.

All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements, please access further details at this link
English Language Requirement: IELTS 6.5 with no skills below 6.0, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
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If you are an international student, we can help you to compare and verify your qualifications. Please contact our International Office on +44 (0)113 812 1111 09.00 to 17.00 Mon-Thurs / 09.00 to 16.30 Fri GMT or email internationaloffice@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.
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Careers

  • Rosie Cockroft

Careers

Rosie Cockroft
, Timberplay in Sheffield

BA (Hons) Landscape Architecture

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“Leeds Beckett helped me to achieve my dream of creating spaces that improve people's lives. I now have my ideal job designing creative play areas for schools, nurseries and leisure attractions.

MODULES & LEARNING

This is the final studio unit, where findings from the course are expanded into sophisticated theses or designs that test the key propositions developed in earlier modules. The course ends with an exhibition piece that communicates your thesis to a chosen audience.

This module helps you develop your key specialism for the other modules. You will choose a specialism based on the themes mentioned above and develop a research proposition.

This module concerns itself with the core issues of the design, namely urbanism, sustainability and resource depletion and consists of a series of student-led discussions and presentations around a course reader. This links directly to the development of your personal research proposition in Studio 1.

This studio is where you will initially develop your thesis work in design, which is continued and presented in the final studio module (Studio 3).

This is a research-based module that supports the creative work within Studio 2 and usually takes the form of a literature and design survey. It is a written piece that discusses the key issues unearthed by your studio work.

Our School of Art, Architecture & Design is well recognised. We have world-renowned practitioners and academics in sustainable urbanism who have won international design competitions and have worked with and for leading design firms, such as Bauman Lyons Architects and MacCreanor Lavington.

The facade design tutorial team have worked on innovative designs for firms such as Foster, Atelier One, HOK, Ian Simpson, and Zaha Hadid. The architectural interiors team consists of practitioners, academics and designers, who specialise in themes such as building reuse and museum and exhibition design. Many of the students undertake live projects or competitions.

You will have access to an excellent learning environment which includes new multimedia studios equipped with drawing boards, computers and model-making facilities, a state-of-the-art library and specialist workshops.

  • Craig Stott
    Craig Stott Craig Stott
    Senior Lecturer

    Our course will give you skills in architecture that will be recognised around the world. The creative practice of design is central to our course, giving you a great insight into conception, elaboration and production of the spaces, buildings, cities and landscapes that make up the built environment.

    Craig joined our University in 2010 and has a background in structural engineering. He has a strong interest in closed loop urbanism – a concept that by understanding material resource flows within city, it is possible to create a zero waste system. Craig also helped to found the Leeds School of Architecture's Live Project Office which engages in community-based projects, using architecture as a catalyst to positively transform local neighbourhoods in economically deprived areas.
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FEES & FUNDING
The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2017/18 is £5200. The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.
See further information on financing your studies.
The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2017/18 is £10500. The amount you will pay is fixed at this level for each year of your course.
See further information on fees and finance on our Financing Your Studies webpage.

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Home to our first-rate sporting facilities – Headingley Campus has a rich and diverse history having played to visitors such as Winston Churchill and Oscar Wilde. Set in 100 acres of parkland, with easy access to Leeds city centre, many of our buildings look out onto our grassy acre – a perfect place for hanging out, playing games and catching up with friends on long summer days. Headingley Campus has modern sport science laboratories, animation and music studios and the latest computing labs, as well as one of our libraries, open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. It is not every university that can offer you the chance to study in the best tall building in the world. But we can. Our City Campus is home to such award-winning learning environments as Broadcasting Place, voted best tall building in the world in 2010. Other buildings include the Rose Bowl, home to our Business School, which was awarded Best Commercial Property Development in the 2009 Yorkshire Property awards. Just over the road from the Rose Bowl is the Leslie Silver building which houses one of our impressive libraries across five floors. The library is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week throughout the year.

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