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Landscape Architecture & Design
Undergraduate course
BA (Hons)

Landscape Architecture & Design

Overview

Develop your creativity as apply it to the design of urban and rural environments. You will learn in our inspiring multimedia studios, exploring contemporary landscape issues such as biodiversity and climate change on a course accredited by the Landscape Institute.

Your learning will inform your designs and will ensure you are able to respond to community needs. You will have the opportunity to work on a real-life challenge through our Landscape Institute award-winning community design project, and study trips and talks from visiting experts will help you grow as a confident designer.

Find out more about our course and what it means to be a landscape architect on the Be a Landscape Architect website.

Follow us on Twitter @LandscapeLBU.

We are proud to be celebrating 50 years of landscape architecture at Leeds Beckett University. Find out more on the Landscape at 50 website.

INSIDE/OUT

The INSIDE/OUT lecture series offers historical, theoretical and critical analyses of art, architecture and design and welcomes internationally recognised practitioners to come and talk about their practice. Find out about forthcoming events on the INSIDE/OUT webpage

Research Excellence Framework 2014
Research Excellence Framework 2014: our University's results for the Architecture, Built Environment and Planning unit, which it entered for the first time, were impressive with 37% of its research being rated world leading or internationally excellent.

You will have access to our multimedia studios equipped with drawing boards, computers and model-making facilities, our 24/7 Library, and IT suites. The new Sustainable Technology & Landscape Resource Centre provides opportunities for hands-on practical experience. Your studies will be further enriched by visits from design professionals together with field trips to landscape projects in the UK and Europe.

We'll give you the opportunity to show off your projects to the public and impress industry by exhibiting your work at the end of your final year.

Course Features

  • Professional accreditations
  • Part-time study available
  • Specialist facilities
  • Real-life projects
  • Study abroad option
  • 24/7 Library
  • Expert careers service
  • TEF Silver Award
  • University accommodation
  • 100% of graduates from the course are in work or further study six months after graduating (Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey 2015-16).

Entry Requirements

120
POINTS REQUIRED
If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.
UCAS Tariff Points: 120 points required. (Minimum 80 from two A Levels or equivalent, excluding General Studies).
If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.
Additional Requirements:
GCSEs:
GCSE English Language Grade C or above (Grade 4 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards) or equivalent. Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy are accepted in place of GCSEs.
Foundation in Art and Design
The Foundation in Art and Design with Distinction will be accepted where applicants have not achieved any A Level qualifications.
Access to HE Diploma:
Pass overall with a minimum of 120 UCAS tariff points.
Scottish Awards:
Minimum of 5 subjects at Grade B at Higher Level.
Irish Leaving Certificate:
Minimum of 5 subjects at Grade C1 or above at Higher Level of which at least 3 must be at B2.
Selection Criteria:
We may use selection criteria based on your personal attributes; experience and/or commitment to the area of study. This information will be derived from your personal statement and reference and will only be used if you have met the general entry requirements.
Interview:
We conduct interviews as part of the admissions process and suitable applicants will be invited to an interview - interview dates will be published in due course. Invitations are sent via UCAS and you should check your UCAS Track account for further interview details. At interview you are assessed on your portfolio (artwork or photographs of artwork together with written assignments), general knowledge and your enthusiasm for Landscape Architecture & Design.
International Baccalaureate: 26 Points
IELTS:
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, 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.

UCAS Tariff Points:120 points required. (Minimum 80 from two A Levels or equivalent, excluding General Studies).
If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.
Additional Requirements:
GCSEs:
GCSE English Language Grade C or above (Grade 4 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards) or equivalent. Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy are accepted in place of GCSEs.
Foundation in Art and Design
The Foundation in Art and Design with Distinction will be accepted where applicants have not achieved any A Level qualifications.
Access to HE Diploma:
Pass overall with a minimum of 120 UCAS tariff points.
Scottish Awards:
Minimum of 5 subjects at Grade B at Higher Level.
Irish Leaving Certificate:
Minimum of 5 subjects at Grade C1 or above at Higher Level of which at least 3 must be at B2.
Selection Criteria:
We may use selection criteria based on your personal attributes; experience and/or commitment to the area of study. This information will be derived from your personal statement and reference and will only be used if you have met the general entry requirements.
Interview:
We conduct interviews as part of the admissions process and suitable applicants will be invited to an interview - interview dates will be published in due course. Invitations are sent via UCAS and you should check your UCAS Track account for further interview details. At interview you are assessed on your portfolio (artwork or photographs of artwork together with written assignments), general knowledge and your enthusiasm for Landscape Architecture & Design.
International Baccalaureate: 26 Points
IELTS:
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Verify your qualifications
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.
Need to improve your English Language skills?
Don't worry if you don't have the level of English required for your chosen course. We offer a wide range of courses which have been designed to help you to improve your qualifications and English language ability, most of which are accredited by the British Council. Check your English and find out more about our English courses.


More questions?
No matter what your questions, we are here to answer them, visit our International website to get more information and find out about our online open days.

Careers

Harry and David Rich

Careers

Harry and David Rich
Landscape Architects Rich Landscapes

BA (Hons) Landscape Architecture

“Our degree allowed us the creative freedom to build our own garden design projects. The tutors were really encouraging and gave us the knowledge to begin our careers and help grow our business. We're now able to reconnect people with their natural surroundings through our garden designs.

Modules & learning

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Introduction to Landscape & Environment

Design with Materials

Introduction to Spatial Design

People & Place

Development of the Landscape

Plants in the Landscape

Landscape Character & Ecological Design

Design Impacts

Neighbourhood Planning & Design

Public Realm Design

Materials & Management

Contemporary Landscape: Theory & Principles

Design & Community 1

Design & Community 2

Critical Study

Specialist Design Project

Negotiated Study

Emma Oldroyd
Emma Oldroyd
Course Director
Emma is a chartered landscape architect with a passion for making places better. She has a wealth of experience working on urban design, landscape architecture, garden design, community and planning projects throughout the UK.
Our courses provide a fantastic opportunity for creative people to find out how they can best use their skills to shape our environment.
Play School of Art, Architecture & Design End of Year Show 2017 Video
School of Art, Architecture & Design End of Year Show 2017
Play The Path of Least Resistance Video
The Path of Least Resistance

Leeds Beckett landscape architecture students Tom Rawlings, Frankie Tomany and Zuzanna Golczyk showcased their innovative garden design The Path of Least Resistance at the first ever RHS Chatsworth Flower Show.

Play BA (Hons) Landscape Architecture & Design - Harry & David Rich, Graduates Video
BA (Hons) Landscape Architecture & Design - Harry & David Rich, Graduates
Play BA (Hons) Landscape Architecture & Design - Edwin Knighton, Principal Lecturer Video
BA (Hons) Landscape Architecture & Design - Edwin Knighton, Principal Lecturer
BA (Hons) Landscape Architecture & Design - Adam Williams, Student
Play BA (Hons) Landscape Architecture & Design - Scott Simbler, Student Video
BA (Hons) Landscape Architecture & Design - Scott Simbler, Student

Fees & funding

Fees for this course are not yet confirmed.

Educational visits - The cost for these trips covers travel, accommodation and subsistence. The price varies year by year and attendance is optional.

Study materials - We provide core materials during your studies and you may choose to purchase additional materials. This is not compulsory and will depend upon the projects you undertake.
Fees for this course are not yet confirmed.

Educational visits - The cost for these trips covers travel, accommodation and subsistence. The price varies year by year and attendance is optional.

Study materials - We provide core materials during your studies and you may choose to purchase additional materials. This is not compulsory and will depend upon the projects you undertake.

Facilities

  • Sustainable Technology & Landscape Resource Centre
    Sustainable Technology & Landscape Resource Centre

    In 2016, our architecture and landscape graduates had the opportunity to put forward their ideas for a new Sustainable Technology & Landscape Resource Centre, an invaluable resource for our landscape architecture students which will open in 2017.

  • Library
    Library

    Our Library is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year, providing you with access to specialist books and journals, learning spaces, computers, multimedia facilities and media equipment hire. Tens of thousands of our Library's digital resources, including ebooks, ejournals and databases, can be accessed online at a time and place to suit you.

  • Broadcasting Place
    Broadcasting Place

    A hub for creative minds and innovative thinkers, Broadcasting Place is home to our arts, design and architecture students.

  • Gym and Sports 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.

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Broadcasting Place, City Campus

Broadcasting place is officially one of the world's best tall buildings (voted the world's 'Best Tall Building' in 2010 by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat) and is a big talking point in Leeds. Home to our arts, design, architecture and built environment courses, it 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.

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