MA Landscape Architecture
1 year (48 weeks) full time or 2 years part time (96 weeks)
The Full-time and Part-time MA in Landscape Architecture provide the conclusion to your formal studies, as part of the professionally accredited pathway. The course comprises a personal design thesis, developed within and contextualised by the critical theories and applied representations of Landscape Urbanism. Parallel staff research interests and activity support student work and extend the potential of project locations throughout Europe.
This framework provides you with the opportunity to investigate the perspective of landscape as a physical, economic and cultural construct. Lectures, seminars and visits extend knowledge and skills, whilst the design studio acts as a medium to develop and test ideas as part of the resolution of synergies of process and outcome in space and time. A dissertation forms the conclusion to this process and places your own personal practice within the subject paradigm.
- A placement in a professional practice of three days per week in term one on the accredited route.
- You are encouraged to set your own design agendas to discover unique synergies of process and imagination within the framework of anthropocentric/ biocentric systems.
- A rigorous intellectual and creative approach to problem solving, within a mature staff/student relationship.
- The course provides a framework on the non accredited pathway for you to negotiate a personal learning plan to achieve a best fit for your individual practice to achieve the course learning outcomes.
You will study
MA Landscape Architecture (professional accredited pathway) focuses on the development of a personal design thesis, within the context of Landscape Urbanism. This is developed, tested and applied throughout the study period at a range of site scales and scenarios, via participation in a suite of advanced studio units. A dissertation contextualises your personal practice and work placement & supporting studies units act as preparation for professional employment.
MA Contemporary Landscape Design (non accredited route) is a postgraduate opportunity for those wishing to develop their understanding of the process of landscape design as a context to their personal practice in art and design.
Students develop a single body of work that is self-initiated through elective study.
Normative and critical theories inform a personal design thesis, which is developed, tested and applied at a range of site scales and contexts via participation in a suite of advanced design studios. This approach is supported through the transdisciplinary application of complex adaptive systems and technologies, which structure ideas and their interpretation as process in space, dimension and time.
Students are introduced to a range of research methodologies that provide academic depth and rigour as a basis for individual practice and personal development.
Work placement and Professional and Supporting Studies Units prepare the student for professional employment on the accredited route.
Assessment occurs on completion of each unit. Students will normally submit work either as a folio of drawings, printed or digital, subject log books and individual written assignments as dictated through the briefs issued.
A work placement of three days per week, supplemented by professional and supporting studies act as preparation for professional employment.
You may find employment in private practices specialising in landscape architecture or as part of multi-disciplinary practices. Alternatively, opportunities may exist in further research in government funded organisations, for example CABE, NWDA and Local Authority landscape architecture departments.
All Saints Campus, Manchester
UK and EU students full-time £4,500
UK and EU students part-time £250 per 10 credit unit. A Masters qualification typically comprises 180 credits.
Non-EU overseas students £12,500
Entry Requirements (2013 Entry)
You will normally have at least a lower second class undergraduate honours degree. Alternatively, you may be admitted if you have proven experience in a relevant field and/or you can demonstrate commitment and enthusiasm for the subject.
How to Apply
Apply directly to MMU.