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Landscape Architecture
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Landscape Architecture

Postgraduate course
Architecture & Landscape Design

Improve the spaces people live and work in, from urban and rural sites to environmental restoration. Your planning skills can make a difference.

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

Your Course

    Landscape Institute - Inspiring great places
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You will have access to an excellent learning environment which includes multimedia studios equipped with drawing boards, computers and model-making facilities, a 24/7 library, specialist workshops and a Landscape Resource Centre.
Entry Requirements
Requirements:

Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree in the cognate subjects of Landscape Architecture, Landscape Design or Garden Art & Design from an Institution recognised by the Landscape Institute, or have completed a Landscape Architecture Conversion course or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment.

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 Landscape Architecture, Landscape Design or Garden Art & Design from an Institution recognised by the Landscape Institute, or have completed a Landscape Architecture Conversion course or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment.

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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Careers

  • Lindsay Robinson

Careers

Lindsay Robinson
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“This course has literally changed my life. I've gone from being a legal consultant based in an office, to someone now putting things on the ground and making a difference to the environment and people's lives.

MODULES & LEARNING

Students will have already researched and understand in outline the issues in this project and will now develop a deeper understanding, exploration and judgement in the development of detail, in the selection of materials within the design language of their project. Students will explore the craft of design, through construction and planting and management details of part of their project

Students progress the design to generate innovative and responsive solutions, at a range of scales. The design responds to the contextual issues (Including technical and implementation issues) and communicated through a range of outputs: models, drawings, video etc.

Students develop a proposition and design brief for the development of a site based landscape design project. This will require an understanding of the context, theories and precedents relevant to the development of a design project, through research, analysis and drawn design development. To be communicated through appropriate techniques to an audience including associated professionals.

The module aims to broaden students' knowledge and skills through the negotiation of appropriate study in cognate areas that are consistent with individual needs and course requirements through the negotiation of appropriate study in cognate area/s or as defined in a Learning Agreement, the student will demonstrate knowledge and skill acquisition appropriate to individual need and professional development. Negotiated Study 2 (20 Credits)

This module prepares students for professional practice in landscape architecture. Through a programme of lectures, seminars and workshops it introduces the scope, methods and responsibilities of professional research practice, ethics and conduct; the management and legal framework within which landscape is practised, including contract law, tendering procedures; legislation and common law relevant to landscape development and environmental statement.

The course is fully accredited with the Landscape Institute and is the final university qualification to become a member of the Institute and fully qualified Landscape Architect. A further professional practice examination is taken after two years in practice. The course has many links with professional practices both within the region and further a field.

You will have access to an excellent learning environment which includes multimedia studios equipped with drawing boards, computers and model-making facilities, a state-of-the-art library, specialist workshops and unique to Leeds Beckett, a Landscape Resource Centre and Experimental Garden.

  • Mohammad Dastbaz
    Professor Mohammad Dastbaz Professor Mohammad Dastbaz
    Dean & Pro Vice Chancellor

    We aim to provide innovation in curriculum, engagement with current industry practices and standards, and to give our students the experience of working with staff whose research has national and international reputation.

    Mohammad is responsible for the strategic leadership of the Faculty of Arts, Environment and Technology,having joined our University in June 2011 from the University of East London. A well published researcher, with over 50 refereed conference and Journal publications, his research profile includes many funded research programmes including JISC and EU FP7 projects. Mohammad’s first degree was in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. He then went on to complete a PhD in the 'Design, Development and Evaluation of Multimedia Based Learning Systems' at Kingston University. In 1989 he set up one of the UK's first multimedia PC companies, 'Systems 2000'.
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FEES & FUNDING
The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2017/18 is £3466. 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 £7000. 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.
  • Landscape Resource Centre

    Facilities

    Landscape Resource Centre

    This amazing outdoor learning space (an equivalent to which is not often found in other universities at present) houses both mature and freshly created gardens, as well as bio-diverse wildlife habitats.

  • Library

    Facilities

    Library

    Our Library is one of the only university libraries in the UK open 24/7 every day of the year. However you like to study, our Library has you covered with group study, silent study, extensive e-learning resources and PC suites.

  • Broadcasting Place

    Facilities

    Broadcasting Place

    Broadcasting Place provides students with creative and contemporary learning environments, is packed with the latest technology and is a focal point for new and innovative thinking in the city.

  • Gym and Sports Facilities

    Facilities

    Gym and Sports Facilities

    Keeping fit is easy at Leeds Beckett - our fitness suites are easy to get to, kitted out with all the latest technology and available to all sports members.

Broadcasting Place, City Campus

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An amazing place to spend your days

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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