Professional Landscape Architecture MA

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  • MA Professional Landscape Architecture, home applicant, full time

    • Home Applicant
    • Full time, 1 year
    • Pound 8580 per year
  • MA Professional Landscape Architecture, home applicant, part time

    • Home Applicant
    • Part time
    • Pound 1430 per 30 credit module
  • MA Professional Landscape Architecture, international applicant, full time

    • International Applicant
    • Full time, 1 year
    • Pound 15540 per year

What makes this course different

Live projects with social impact

We work on live build projects, and with real clients to learn hands on, changing lives and places, delivering positive social impact and benefits to London communities.

Direct your career

Take specialist lectures; work with UEL's Sustainability Research Institute; create your thesis through design, research, travel, or critical reflection. We make learning and industry links relevant to your chosen direction.

Excellent employment rates

Our Landscape Institute accredited courses provide our students with excellent employment prospects, with 100% of our graduates employed in UK and international practices, local government and more.

Course modules

NOTE: Modules are subject to change. For those studying part time courses the modules may vary.

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Your future career

Your future career

With increased focus on environmental issues, and building healthy communities, landscape architects are in demand professionally, nationally and internationally. There is a high industry employment rate. 

Our graduates perform well within the field, achieving recognition and industry awards, and 100% of our MA graduates have found employment in practice and in senior research or policy roles.  Our School has links with a range of professional practices and will give you invaluable experience of working collaboratively with other disciplines, on live projects and with professionals in a practice setting.

Our Masters in Professional Landscape Architecture will give you the space to think about your landscape values and interests and support you in directing your career in landscape architecture.
All of our postgraduate landscape courses have full accreditation from the Landscape Institute and provide the necessary qualifications to allow registration on the Landscape Institute's Pathway to Chartership.

Explore the different career options you can pursue with this degree and see the median salaries of the sector on our Career Coach portal.

Observing designs at Architecture Degree Show
Landscape architecture is all about people. Our differences define the landscape, as our landscapes in which we exist, define us. Farrer Huxley recognises that the diversity of people reflects our understanding of a broad range of human needs and landscape interpretations. Having employed students who have studied at UEL, it is clear that the course understands how different skills and interests can benefit the profession."
Noel Farrer

Director - Farrer Huxley Landscape Architects, Past President of the Landscape Institute

How we support your career ambitions

We offer dedicated careers support, and further opportunities to thrive, such as volunteering and industry networking. Our courses are created in collaboration with employers and industry to ensure they accurately reflect the real-life practices of your future career and provide you with the essential skills needed. You can focus on building interpersonal skills through group work and benefit from our investment in the latest cutting-edge technologies and facilities.

Career Zone

Our dedicated and award-winning team provide you with careers and employability resources, including:

  • Online jobs board for internships, placements, graduate opportunities, flexible part-time work.
  • Mentoring programmes for insight with industry experts 
  • 1-2-1 career coaching services 
  • Careers workshops and employer events 
  • Learning pathways to gain new skills and industry insight

Mental Wealth programme

Our Professional Fitness and Mental Wealth programme which issues you with a Careers Passport to track the skills you’ve mastered. Some of these are externally validated by corporations like Amazon and Microsoft.

Our Mental Wealth programme

We are careers first

Our teaching methods and geographical location put us right up top

  • Enterprise and entrepreneurship support 
  • We are ranked 6th for graduate start-ups 
  • Networking and visits to leading organisations 
  • Support in starting a new business, freelancing and self-employment 
  • London on our doorstep

What you'll learn

The MA comprises six modules: two modules of theory/ professional practice, and two design modules.  The programme culminates in a self-directed double module - an extended thesis. 

Our modules offer both set topics of study, and options, for learning and research with the Sustainability Research Institute or other faculty in fields like urban design, heritage, environmental design and social justice. Design studio follows a pattern of investigation, experiment and innovation. You will be working across scales, from the geographic scale of character assessment to detailed design and construction.  

You will interrogate live issues for our environment, explore professional practice, and develop the skills you need to pursue your chosen direction in the field of landscape architecture.

Your final thesis can be wholly written, or by design, and may be experimental or reflective. Tutors will support you to explore and ultimately decide on, your career direction/area of interest.

How you'll learn

At UEL your interests and passions count. We provide an inspiring, creative setting where you can extend your knowledge, skills and understanding, and inform your future direction in the profession. 

The MA in Professional Landscape Architecture runs alongside other landscape and built environment programmes, and offers flexibility, opportunities for collaborative project work, an active faculty and a diverse student body. 

We engage with live sites and clients and foster connections with visiting professionals. All staff continue in professional practice and bring relevant industry knowledge as well as extensive academic teaching experience to design studio seminars, tutorials, field visits and lectures.

How you will be assessed

Your understanding of each module is assessed through a variety of written/ illustrated reports and design drawing portfolios, submitted at the end of the module. 

Your submitted coursework is completed against detailed project briefs, with submissions comprising project work developed in a variety of media, drawn conceptual, practical and 3D work, essays, site research studies, illustrated reports, seminar papers and presentations. Teaching supports the development of materials for submission through seminars individual and group tutorials, field visits and lectures.

All coursework is double-marked and reviewed by an external examination board.

Campus and facilities

Docklands Campus, London, E16 2RD

Who teaches this course

This course is delivered by School of Architecture, Computing and Engineering

The teaching team includes qualified academics, practitioners and industry experts as guest speakers. Full details of the academics will be provided in the student handbook and module guides.