University of Gloucestershire Landscape Architecture

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University of Gloucestershire Landscape Architecture

University of Gloucestershire Landscape Architecture

Landscape Architecture (BA Hons)

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Be inspired by international trips, industry practitioners and real sites on a course that’s been training students since 1961.

You will work on real sites, on real scenarios, investigating real issues. You’ll work on live local sites with client-driven briefs in landscape studios to develop your design creativity and hone your professional practice skills. Students have worked on a range of sites in Cheltenham such as Pittville Park, Gloucester such as Kings Square, and Bristol such as The Diesel Depot and Temple Meads.

With a number of industry partners linked to the course, you will benefit from sponsored events, visits to landscape practices and lectures delivered directly by current practitioners. Partners have included LDA Design, Arup, Grant Associates, Barton Wilmore, Atkins Global, Grontmij, BDP, Sustrans and Noel Farrer, current president of the Landscape Institute. In your final year, you’ll showcase your work at the Degree Show – an event attended by landscape practitioners where previous students have been head-hunted by leading landscape design practices.

Develop design creativity through national and international study trips where you’ll explore examples of historic, contemporary and cultural landscapes. Previous trips include Copenhagen, New York and Barcelona. You’ll be inspired in your first year with a three-day trip to London to discover a wealth of design ideas from small and medium scale urban regeneration projects through to city parks and large scale green infrastructure projects.

Study style

The study programme is based around lectures, tutorials and student-led research in a studio-based environment. You’ll develop skills in experimentation, creative thinking and social interaction. The course also offers a balanced mix of theory, design work and introduction to professional practice. The course offers opportunities and scope for you to thrive within a stimulating learning environment and to develop and think about your personal development within the context of future career options.

Entry requirements

Tariff information for 2017 entry

112 tariff points

Typical offers

BBC at A levels, DMM at BTEC or use a combination of your qualifications to achieve the required tariff total.

2017 UCAS tariff table

Mature Applicants: We welcome applications from mature students (aged 21 and over) and do not necessarily require the same academic qualifications as school leaving applicants. To find out more, please email our enquiries team.

International Students: Please see the full details of entry requirements in your country. If you do not meet the academic and English language requirements, you should consider a preparation course at INTO University of Gloucestershire, which will help to prepare you for study on this degree. INTO University of Gloucestershire is based at our Park campus and offers a range of courses including International Foundation Art, Design and Media and Integrated Programme.

Grade C in GCSE English and Mathematics (or equivalent) are normally required. If you don’t meet your tariff points total we may still consider your application. Please email our admissions team for further information.

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UCAS codes

UCAS codes available for this subject
Single Honours – 3 years full-time K310


  • Landscape architect in private practice or with a local authority
  • Project management
  • Environmental planner or designer
  • BIM specialist
  • Garden design

Landscape Architecture (Postgraduate Diploma / MA)

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Recognised by the International Federation of Landscape Architects and the Landscape Institute

The world of landscape architecture encompasses many skills and environments. On this course, which is recognised by the International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA) and the Landscape Institute, you will develop and refine vital skills and experience for a long-term career in an exciting profession.

On this course you’ll benefit from professional links to industry, an emphasis on sustainability, a wide range of client projects and proactive teaching staff with extensive professional practice experience. As a result, you will acquire the high level of knowledge and professionalism required to forge a rewarding career, skillfully tackling 21st century issues from sustainability to changes in government policy.

With proximity to cities and rich English landscapes, you will be exposed to the breadth of landscape practice. Landscape architecture is an alchemy of global topics and specific local conditions and you will develop your skills in this context. The emphasis on both practical and academic aspects of the profession ensures you will leave with the confidence and insight to go straight into employment and forge a successful career.

Study style

Study a masters programme delivered in a studio-based environment through a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars and student-led research. Learn through a mix of teaching techniques combining the practice and philosophy of landscape architecture with a focus on innovation, creativity, personal development, expression, professionalism and sustainability.

Our Landscape study community comprises a blend of UK, European and International students, which provides a rich mix of geographic, environmental, social and cultural influences and further enriches the student’s collective learning experience. Assessment is via coursework which contains a combination of design-based projects using a range of representational techniques including drawings and 3D models, illustrated written reports, and essays.

Contact days are Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Entry requirements

  • You will need at least a 2.2 honours degree or equivalent in landscape architecture or landscape design
  • You will be required to attend an interview
  • A portfolio of work is essential and should contain examples of your creative work including sketching, photography, plan or perspective drawing, and is typically 12-20 pages long
  • EU and international students need IELTS 6.0 overall (no less than 6.0 in writing and 5.5 in any other band) or equivalent


Fees – 2017/18 Academic Year
Home and EU Students
Masters £6000
Postgraduate Diploma £4000
Non-EU Students
Masters £13500
Postgraduate Diploma £9000

The fee displayed is the total course fee for full or part-time study. Fees can be paid in instalments over the duration of study with further details available in our tuition fee policy.


This course equips students with the skills to take on the wide range of careers offered by an exciting industry and influential profession. Landscape architects play a role in shaping everything from national parks and city layouts to world heritage sites and school playgrounds. Career opportunities include working as a landscape architect in private practice or in public and charity sectors, as well as in landscape planning, project management and garden design.

Associated professional accreditations

The Landscape Architecture programme (postgraduate, conversion and undergraduate) is fully accredited by the Royal Chartered Landscape Institute (LI). The course also has International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA) recognition.