Professional Landscape Architecture with Conversion MA

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  • MA Professional Landscape Architecture with Conversion, home applicant, full time

    • Home Applicant
    • Full time, 2 years
    • Pound 5720 fees per year: Year 1 (120 credits) - £5,720, Year 2 (180 credits) - £8,580
  • MA Professional Landscape Architecture with Conversion, home applicant, part time

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

    • International Applicant
    • Full time, 2 years
    • Pound 10360 fees per year: Year 1 (120 credits) - £10,360, Year 2 (180 credits) - £15,540

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.

Industry placement

The course includes shadowing placements within leading landscape architectural practices in London, giving you the opportunity to gain direct experience and make professional connections while you study.

Tailored teaching to suit diverse skills

Our students are from a range of backgrounds, not just art and design. Through tailored teaching, we help extend your skills and subject knowledge to professional standard, at your pace.

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

Landscape architects are in demand nationally and internationally. There is a high industry employment rate.  Our graduates perform well within the field, achieving recognition and industry awards, and 100% from our Conversion MA have found employment in practice and in senior research or policy roles, including many who have not come from an art or design undergraduate programme.  Our School has links with a range of professional practices and will give you invaluable experience in working collaboratively with other disciplines, on live projects, and with professionals in a practice setting.

Our Masters in Professional Landscape Architecture (Conversion) will set you on the path to a rewarding and exciting 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.

Architecture & Engineering
I wanted to expand on my training in architecture and urban planning by learning to look at cities at the grand scale of landscape through an LI accredited degree. The UEL course has given me this perspective through a design focused curriculum, which has proved invaluable in my career as an urban designer."
Mat Proctor

Team Leader – GLA Growth Strategies and Urban Design (MA Professional Landscape Architecture with Conversion)

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

UEL's professional landscape architecture programmes build your skills for a future career in landscape architecture in the context of key issues in contemporary life - city expansion, climate emergency, food security, diversity, inequality, and well-being. We challenge you to consider your understanding of what landscape is about, and what it can and should do.

You'll learn through design studio, site visits, and by interaction with professionals and academics across spatial and environmental disciplines, as well as getting hands-on, with the practicalities of building now, for existing needs with real clients and communities.

We support you in developing a personal attitude to landscape design, expressing yourself spatially, and investigating ideas with passion and commitment. There are options to work with UEL's Sustainability Research Institute and other built environment faculty, to choose your path into diverse landscape careers. 

Our team is here to support you and help make the relevant industry links.

How you'll learn

At UEL your interests and passions count. We provide an inspiring, creative setting where you can gain the skills and understanding that will facilitate self-expression, and inform your future direction in the profession. 

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 studios, seminars, tutorials, field visits, and lectures.

The MA in Professional Landscape Architecture (Conversion) offers flexibility, opportunities for collaborative project work, an active faculty, and a diverse student body. We offer set topics and options, and projects tailored at a pace in keeping with your developing skills, allowing you to choose your own path within the wide scope of professional landscape architecture.

You will also benefit from shadowing placements within leading studios in London.

How you will be assessed

Your work is assessed through a variety of illustrated reports, and design drawing portfolios, submitted at the end of each module. 
Your submitted coursework is completed against detailed project briefs, with submissions selected from project work developed in a variety of media: drawn; conceptual and practical; 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.