Taught course

Landscape Architecture

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

Entry requirements

Applicants are required to have degree in landscape architecture or garden design from an approved institution and a Graduate Diploma in Landscape Architecture.

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: professional practice; critical urbanism; critical design; designed ecologies; research methods: dissertation/thesis design project; design thesis project 1; design thesis project 2; design thesis project 3: technology.

Master’s award modules: The above modules along with a dissertation.

Assessment

Assessment is by coursework in all modules except for professional practice, which is partly assessed by a written exam; the majority of coursework is related to design projects, although some modules require the submission of written papers, drawn theoretical analysis and construction and planting design workbooks or studies.

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.

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