Taught course

Landscape Architecture (LI accredited)

Institution
Kingston University · Architecture and Landscape
Qualifications
PGDip

Entry requirements

Students entering the course have usually completed an undergraduate landscape architecture or related programme in the UK, EU or internationally. Most have a minimum of a year's related practice experience. We review applications on the basis of appropriateness and quality of prior learning and experience.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This course, accredited by the Landscape Institute, provides an innovative design education involving opportunities such as participation in European and local consultancy within our Landscape Interface Studio. All staff are ambitious and creative design practitioners and researchers. Our London location, local and European networks and international perspective provide the focus for contemporary design projects that address immediate and long-term landscape solutions in cities and their regions.

Key features

  • Study visits, international workshops, external lectures, live projects, and London industry links, resources and institutions support a vibrant learning trajectory for your landscape architecture career ambitions.
  • Working in the shared studio with MA Landscape & Urbanism and MLA students involves interdisciplinary collaboration and prepares students for co-disciplinary practice.

What will you study

All design projects are developed as part of a personal portfolio that can be immediately useful in targeting employment. Design projects may include live competition briefs. Projects reflect critical challenges and potentials of contemporary landscape practice and the research and practice expertise of the teaching team, including water, places and people; community consultation in the public realm; time, transformation and experience; urbanism and professional practice. The modules may involve client contact, model making, mapping, drawing and digital media workshops. Critical thinking and expression is supported by the Landscape and Urbanism Theory module.

There is special commitment to processes of transformation and their communication, with an emphasis on learning through making in the Faculty's 3D workshop and on hand-drawing techniques to complement digital media presentation.

Information for international students

We strongly encourage EU and international students with appropriate qualifications and experience to apply. We will invite applicants meeting the entry requirements for interview. If you are not able to attend, we will ask you to submit a sample portfolio. For more information visit: http://www.kingston.ac.uk/international/studying-at-kingston/language-requirements/

Fees and funding

http://www.kingston.ac.uk/postgraduate-course/landscape-architecture-pgdip/fees-and-bursaries.html

Qualification and course duration

PGDip

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Phone
08448 544973/+44 (0)20 3308 9930