Taught course

Landscape Architecture

Institution
Kingston University · Kingston School of Art
Qualifications
MLA

Entry requirements

The minimum entry qualifications for the programme are:

  • good honours degree (minimum 2.2)
  • and/or professional experience and a qualification in a related discipline such as Architecture, Spatial Design, Engineering, Ecology, or Geography.

Applications are considered initially on the basis of the information in the application forms including academic and employer references and a portfolio of evidence of personal study or a professional portfolio.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This two-year ‘conversion course', accredited by the Landscape Institute, is aimed at graduates and professionals from disciplines including architecture, spatial design and ecology who can bring their knowledge, expertise, inquiry and creativity to the expanding field of landscape architecture. It is designed to engage with the interdisciplinary nature of contemporary landscape practice and research, as well as new opportunities for creative collaboration and co-production.

  • This course is accredited by the Landscape Institute (LI) and can form the route to the professional Pathway to Chartership, an online tool that records your knowledge and development against the LI Chartership syllabus. The final stage, once you've demonstrated sufficient knowledge, is the oral examination.
  • Kingston's London location gives you opportunities for contemporary design projects, and the University has established local, European and international networks.
  • You will work closely with architecture students in an art school environment. There are purpose-designed top floor architecture studios, designed by Stirling Prize winning architects, Haworth Tompkins.


All design projects are developed as part of a personal portfolio that can be immediately used to target employment. Projects reflect critical challenges and opportunities of contemporary landscape practice including green and blue infrastructures, resilient and adaptive strategies, detailed design of places for people, planting, biodiversity, transformation and change through time. Workshops include: model making (in the Faculty's 3D workshop), mapping, drawing, digital media, materials and construction.

Our London location, established local, European and international networks, and Landscape Interface Studio provide the focus for contemporary landscape design projects that address immediate and long-term landscape solutions for cities and their regions.

Information for international students

All non-UK applicants must meet our English language requirements. For this course it is Academic IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no element below 5.5. Please make sure you read our full guidance about English language requirements, which includes details of other qualifications we'll consider.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MLA
    part time
    48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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