Taught course

Landscape Architecture

Institution
Birmingham City University · Birmingham School of Architecture and Design
Qualifications
PGDipMA

Entry requirements

Entry to year 1 (Conversion Course): Minimum Lower Second-Class degree (2:2).

Entry to year 2 (MA): Landscape Institute accredited Conversion Course, or BA Hons / BSc degree in Landscape Architecture or Garden Design, minimum Lower Second-Class (2:2).

Landscape Architecture PgDip / MA

Months of entry

September

Course content

Summary

The course develops students' creative, artistic, technical and intellectual abilities as well as professional expertise. There is a strong emphasis on research that underpins new frontiers of the designed environment. Students will work on research-led design projects relating to well-being, the design process, designed ecologies and climate change, urban design and planning and large scale infrastructure like HS2. On successful completion of the PgDip, students can apply to become a licentiate member of the Landscape Institute (LI), the chartered body for landscape architecture in the UK; full chartered status is gained following completion of the LI’s Professional Practice Examination after a further 2 years in practice.

Students can choose to study towards a Postgraduate Diploma, or a Master's qualification.

Modules

The PG Diploma modules are: skills; designed ecologies; designed geographies; landcsape culture and nature.

Master’s award modules: personal research module-part 1; synthesis to detail; design theory and practice; co-lab, the design thesis; praxis; personal researcg module- part 2.

Assessment

  • 85% Design portfolio
  • 15% Theoretical driven research assignment

Assessment is formative and summative. Summative assessment takes place by evaluating coursework, including specific design proposals for projects, supporting research and explanatory material, seminar papers, presentations and critical review. Formative assessment may include self-evaluation and peer group tasks.

Assessment methods include the evaluation of practical, written and verbal skills. These include submission of contextual material and displays of work including supportive research. Students will receive written feedback for each summative assessment.

Career prospects


On successful completion of the PgDiploma you can apply to become a licentiate member of the Landscape Institute (LI), the chartered body for landscape architecture in the UK. Full chartered status is gained following completion of the LI’s Professional Practice Examination after a further two years in practice. Students have found employment both during and on completion of the course, in a wide range of design practices in the UK and overseas.

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

UK students
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International students
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Qualification and course duration

PGDip

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

MA

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiry Team
Email
courseenquiries@bcu.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 121 331 5595