Postgraduate PG Dip

Landscape Architecture

Course Overview

  • Institution code

  • Main location

    City Campus
  • Attendance

  • Duration

    1 Year
  • Start date

    20 Sep 2021

The postgraduate diploma is an advanced programme of design and professional studies for students who wish to become chartered landscape architects. You can top-up your postgraduate diploma into an MA by carrying out additional design or practice-based study.

This highly-regarded course explores values, knowledge, skills and techniques appropriate to the development of creative, reflective designers. You can negotiate a programme of studies to broaden and deepen knowledge and skills relevant to your individual interests, needs and career aspirations.

You will have the opportunity to respond to current environmental challenges and issues relevant to landscape architecture, which may include live projects and competitions. The major design project applies thematic design research to a project site at a range of scales, along with two studio options for your negotiated study, linked to staff research and specialisms.

You can see examples of student work on our Leeds School of Arts Festival website and in our end of year show publication.

We are proud to be celebrating 50 years of landscape architecture at Leeds Beckett University.

This course is accredited by The Landscape Institute (subject to annual reaffirmation of accreditation).


The INSIDE/OUT lecture series offers historical, theoretical and critical analyses of art, architecture and design and welcomes internationally recognised practitioners to come and talk about their practice. Find out about forthcoming events on the INSIDE/OUT webpage

Research Excellence Framework 2014

Research Excellence Framework 2014: our University's results for the Architecture, Built Environment and Planning unit, which it entered for the first time, were impressive with 37% of its research being rated world leading or internationally excellent.

The course has many links with professional practices both within the region and further a field. A further professional practice examination is taken after two years in practice.

You will have access to an excellent learning environment which includes multimedia studios equipped with drawing boards, computers and model-making facilities, a 24/7 library, specialist workshops and the Sustainable Technology & Landscape Resource Centre.

Why study Landscape Architecture at Leeds Beckett University...

  1. 95% of landscape architecture students said they got to explore ideas and concepts in depth and 100% said that staff made the subject interesting and they had the opportunity to apply what they learnt*
  2. Leeds Beckett landscape architecture graduates are highly sought after
  3. Benefit from the school's close links to landscape and architecture practices in the Yorkshire region, throughout the UK, and beyond
  4. Gain from the course team's extensive industry knowledge and professional networks
  5. Study within Leeds School of Arts - one of the largest university arts communities in the north, with 3000 students spread across over 40 courses and 170 years of inspiring, challenging and innovative practices
  6. Take advantage of the interdisciplinary nature of the the school; gain access to a vast range of ideas, skills and facilities which will allow you to shape your practice to suit you

*National Student Survey 2020

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Landscape Architecture Study the theories that shape the practice of landscape architecture, explore your individual creativity and develop a pragmatic understanding of the external environment

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