ma landscape architecture

In the urbanised landscape we inhabit, every part has been designed or at least influenced by human beings. 

Take a broad view or look in detail and you will see a complex living organism that is the canvas for landscape architecture. On this course, you will explore techniques which will help you become a creative and reflective designer, primed to start a rewarding career as a chartered landscape architect.

We are experts in landscape architecture - our teaching experience spans more than 50 years. We also have a proven track record of helping graduates find rewarding careers.

We are dedicated to ensuring your course suits your needs, so you will be able to tailor your studies towards your career aspirations. Through live projects and competitions, you will be tasked with responding to the numerous environmental challenges facing today's landscape architects.

On this flexible, studio-based course, you will benefit from our multimedia studios equipped with drawing boards, computers and model-making facilities, specialist workshops.

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

You can see examples of our students' work in our 2020 End of Year Festival, and in our 2019 End of Year Show publication

Find out more about what it means to be a landscape architect on the Choose Landscape website and learn more about architecture at Leeds Beckett University on the architecture subject page.   

Specialist facilities

You'll have access to our multimedia studios equipped with drawing boards, computers and model-making facilities, our 24/7 Library, and IT suites. The Sustainable Technology & Landscape Resource Centre provides opportunities for hands-on practical experience.

Guest lectures

We often run a number of guest lectures and workshops throughout the year, both on campus and in conjunction with external organisations. The INSIDE/OUT lecture series brings together some of the most exciting names from the fields of art, architecture, design, fashion, film, music, performing arts and beyond. You can catch up on previous lectures by visiting the Leeds Arts Research Centre site.

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.

Your projects are supported through lectures, specialist workshops, small group seminars and one-to-one tutorials, together with UK and overseas study visits. You will benefit from our multimedia studios equipped with flip-top drawing boards, parallel motion boards and model-making facilities, a 24/7 library, specialist workshops and a Sustainable Technology & Landscape Resource Centre.

The virtual studio (CAGD) provides a valuable learning environment particularly for part-time students and those studying at a distance. The studio provides a forum for tutor support and feedback as well as opportunities for creative dialogue with colleagues. Many students choose to undertake 'live' or practice based projects working with local community organisations or for clients such as the Amsterdam planning department and you will become part of an extensive network of landscape practitioners and researchers.

A further examination is taken after working in professional practice before you become a Chartered Landscape Architect.

Why study landscape architecture at Leeds Beckett University

 

  • Course accredited by Landscape Institute
  • Access to excellent specialist facilities including architecture design studios and the Landscape Resource Centre
  • Benefit from the School's close links to landscape and architecture practices in the Yorkshire region, throughout the UK, and beyond
  • Gain from the course team's extensive industry knowledge and professional networks
  • 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
  • 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

Accredited by
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Studying a degree at Leeds Beckett puts you in very good company – we have alumni in more than 140 countries around the world. 

 

TEACHING & LEARNING

Independent study is a crucial part of learning at university and you will be required to undertake many hours of self-directed research and reading, and preparation and writing of assessments. Your course is delivered through a number of modules, which will help you to plan your time and establish a study routine. Outside of your lectures, workshops and tutorials, a range of support is available to assist with your independent study. Our subject-specific librarians will be on hand to direct you to the specialist learning and study-skill resources. You’ll also be assigned an academic advisor to give you tailored feedback and support.

Our silver status in the latest Teaching Excellence Framework, reflects our commitment to deliver high-quality teaching, learning and outcomes for our students.

Modules:

  • Landscape Architecture Studies
  • Landscape & Urban Design Studios
  • Contemporary Landscape Architecture Theory & Practice
  • Advanced Landscape Architecture Project
  • Personal Focus Portfolio

MA Landscape Architecture Student Aaditi talks about both her final project and the experience of studying MA Landscape at Leeds Beckett University