BA (Hons) Landscape Architecture
A three years full-time course
The undergraduate course focuses on developing the wide range of design and communication skills required in the profession as well as the technical and contextual knowledge essential to successful design. The core of the syllabus is the Design Studio in which students - in groups or individually - explore ways of understanding, recording and responding to a range of places, from small urban sites to whole neighbourhoods and rural areas. Students are encouraged to develop their own interests, style and approach through an ongoing critical dialogue with tutors and peers. .
- Integrated into the Manchester School of Architecture, with shared design projects, studios, lectures and facilities
- Opportunity to progress to an MA in Landscape Architecture, professionally accredited by the Landscape Institute
- Annual European study tour
- Erasmus exchange programme with many European universities
- Option to undertake small design commissions and design competitions through the Creative Laboratory
- Excellent links to the profession and many workshops and lectures given by practitioners.
You will study
In year 1 you will be taught the fundamentals of spatial design and conceptual thinking, subsequently learning about the visual language of Landscape Architecture and applying this knowledge through a range of design projects. You will be introduced to landscape history and theory as well as learning first principles of plants, vegetation systems, technologies and construction processes.
In year 2 you will develop your skills and knowledge as a landscape architect through a mixture of shared and individual projects which will help you to explore your own design approach and language. You will consider contemporary characterisations of the landscape, and relationships between the city, suburb and countryside in the context of landscape urbanism. You will expand your knowledge of living systems and sustainable technologies and begin to apply these through projects at various scales.
In year 3 you will explore the application of the design principles of landscape urbanism to landscapes which are culturally distinct but in need of regeneration. In particular, you will examine how a reinterpretation of aesthetics can be utilised to enhance the design of fringe landscapes to respond to new functions and relationships, and how new connections between living systems and human activity can shape city form and function.
Portfolio, written assignments, personal journals, and logs.
87%* of art, design, media and architecture graduates go straight into employment and/or further study.
Previous graduates have embarked on a range of careers as architects, photographers, ceramicists, jewellers, glass blowers, retailers, gallerists, retail buyers, design managers and a variety of other design-based roles. There are a range of opportunities available within the creative industries including designing for magazines, publishing (print and internet), advertising and motion graphics for television, journalism, filmmaking, freelance media and independent production. Alternatively, there is also the opportunity to become self-employed and some of our previous students now successfully run their own creative businesses.
*Source: DLHE survey 2011 for all respondents available for employment or further study and whose destinations are known.
All Saints Campus, Manchester
Entry Requirements (2014 Entry)
|UCAS Tariff Points||280|
|UCAS Tariff Points/Grades to be obtained from full A levels or equivalent|
280 at A2 or equivalent (such as BTEC National Extended Diploma DMM at Level 3 or Advanced Diploma). If applying using Foundation Diploma in Art and Design a minimum of a Merit is required depending on other level 3 qualifications.
|Specific subjects required|
GCSE Grade C (or acceptable alternative) in English language
A relevant Level 3 Access to HE Diploma will be considered for entry to this course.
|IELTS Score||6 with no element below 5.5|
UK and EU full-time students: £9,000
Non-EU full-time international students: £11,000
How to Apply
Apply through UCAS.
UCAS Code: K310