This Landscape Architecture course will improve your ability to think critically about the design of place and space. You'll develop advanced skills to deal with complex aspects of landscape design and planning in a creative and innovative way.
You'll develop a practical understanding of the theories, methods and techniques that are applied to landscape architecture. Much of what you learn in this Landscape Architecture course is applicable worldwide.
On graduation you'll be equipped for advanced practice in landscape-related disciplines. The Landscape Architecture Studies MA is ideal if you want to:
- further your education
- develop your career
- prepare for further specialised study
Through the course you'll develop advanced transferrable skills in literacy, design and communication.
The course can also open up some career paths outside of landscape architecture. You could move into landscape conservation and garden design history.
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What you'll learn
In studying this Landscape Architecture course you'll learn how to demonstrate systematic knowledge and understanding of landscape architecture and its interface with planning and architecture. This includes the design and planning of both urban and rural landscapes. There's also the potential to study landscape projects in a range of country contexts.
You'll develop an advanced knowledge and understanding of the way landscape has been conceptualised and theorised at different times and in different places, informed by relevant research findings and relevant practice. You'll consider this historical context with changes in the environment and the impact this will have on landscape architecture in the future.
You will study modules on this course. A module is a unit of a course with its own approved aims and outcomes and assessment methods.
Module information is intended to provide an example of what you will study.
Our teaching is informed by research. Course content changes periodically to reflect developments in the discipline, the requirements of external bodies and partners, and student feedback.
Full details of the modules on offer will be published through the Programme Regulations and Specifications ahead of each academic year. This usually happens in May.
Optional modules availability
Some course have optional modules. Student demand for optional modules may affect availability.
To find out more please see our terms and conditions.
|Conceptualising Landscape (20 credits)||20|
|Landscape Architecture Design 1||20|
|Landscape Architecture Studio 2||20|
|Design Thesis MALAS||60|
|History of the Designed Landscape||10|
If you wish to transfer into Stage 2 of Master of Landscape Architecture you'll be required to take APL8004 Conceptualising Landscape in place of APL8000.
To be considered for a transfer into Stage 2 of Master of Landscape Architecture you must choose:
- Architecture Studio 3: Landscape Construction
- Green Infrastructure and Landscape Planning 1
- Green Infrastructure and Landscape Planning 2 (Project)
If you choose to study Green Infrastructure and Landscape Planning 2 (Project), you must study Green Infrastructure and Landscape Planning 1 in Semester 1.
Depending on your background and with approval from the Degree Programme Director, you can choose to study alternative optional modules to those listed above.
How you'll learn
You’ll be taught using a range of methods, including:
- online and in-person lectures
You'll participate in a significant amount of work with your tutor and the other students. The style of teaching depends on the modules selected.
You'll be assessed through a combination of:
- Computer assessment
- Design or creative project
- Oral presentation
- Reflective log
- Written exercise
Your teaching and learning is also supported by Canvas. Canvas is a Virtual Learning Environment. You'll use Canvas to submit your assignments and access your:
Throughout your studies, you’ll have access to support from:
- our University Student Services Team
You'll also be assigned an academic member of staff. They will be your personal tutor throughout your time with us. They can help with academic and personal issues.
Practical and professional skills
The studio based design projects offer an opportunity for you to refine your design skills.
The practical skills you'll develop include:
- the ability to creatively respond to complex architectural briefs
- the ability to generate design proposals
You'll be able to evaluate the materials, process and techniques that apply to landscape architectural projects and integrate these into your proposals.
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Quality and ranking
All professional accreditations are reviewed regularly by their professional body
From 1 January 2020 there is an update to the way professional qualifications are recognised by countries outside of the UK
You'll be part of the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape. You'll have access to state-of-the-art facilities during your time at Newcastle.
Find out more about the School facilities, including virtual tours of some teaching spaces.
Fees and funding
Tuition fees for 2021 entry (per year)
If your studies last longer than one year, your tuition fee may increase in line with inflation.
For courses commencing from September 2021 and beyond, EU, other EEA and Swiss nationals will no longer be eligible for home fees or Student Finance England support.
If you are from the EU you will pay international tuition fees.
What you're paying for
Tuition fees include the costs of:
- tuition (or supervision)
- library access
Some of our degrees involve additional costs which are not covered by your tuition fees.
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- additional costs
- living costs
- tuition fees, including how to pay them and available discounts
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The entrance requirements below apply to 2021 entry.
Qualifications from outside the UK
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How to apply
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Applications for 2022/23
You'll be able to apply for 2022/23 entry from September 2021
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