Landscape Architecture PGDip

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Postgraduate Diploma

  • PGDip Landscape Architecture, home applicant, full time

    • Home Applicant
    • Full time, 1 year
    • Pound 5720 per year
  • PGDip Landscape Architecture, international applicant, full time

    • International Applicant
    • Full time, 1 year
    • Pound 10360 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.

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.

Industry placement

The postgraduate diploma 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.

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 on building healthy communities, landscape architects are more 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 employment in practices in the UK and overseas. Several gained employment as a direct result of our shadowing placements. 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.

All of our postgraduate landscape courses have full accreditation from the Landscape Institute.

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

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The course was highly practical and relevant to the thinking and actions that underpin the work I now do day-to-day as a landscape architect. Despite having no previous experience in design, my knowledge of young people, education and play that I developed in my previous career was valued at UEL. Projects which allowed for flexibility and self-direction meant I could draw on the learning and interests that I arrived with, yet I was also challenged to develop these in light of what I was being taught about design, environment and successful places. I am thrilled to be working with a practice that champions these values and I am grateful to the course at UEL for helping to make this possible."
Nic McEwan

Landscape Architect - Farrer Huxley (Completed the 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, migration and displacement, diversity, inequality, competition for resources, climate change, and food security. 

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 a range of 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 your own personal attitude to landscape design, expressing yourself spatially, to investigating ideas with passion and commitment. We work in tandem with architecture and urban design students, who investigate the same sites through a different lens, providing opportunities for interdisciplinary working, as well as individual expression. 

How you'll learn

At UEL you will be working in an inspiring, creative setting where your interests and passions count. Our students are from a range of backgrounds, not just art and design, which gives you access to diverse knowledge, different modes of thinking, and a wide student skillset. Through tailored teaching, we help extend your skills and subject knowledge to landscape professional standards, whatever your starting point.

You can gain the skills and understanding that will facilitate self-expression, and the understanding to engage creatively with living systems in a changing environment. We engage with live sites and clients, with projects tailored at a pace in keeping with your developing skills. 

The postgraduate diploma runs alongside the MA in Professional Landscape Architecture, and offers opportunities for collaborative project work within landscape architecture and with architecture and urban design students. You will also benefit from shadowing placements within leading studios in London.

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 selected from project work developed in a variety of media, 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.