Taught course

Landscape Architecture

Manchester Metropolitan University · Manchester School of Architecture

Entry requirements

You will normally have at least a lower second class undergraduate honours degree. Alternatively, you may be admitted if you have proven experience in a relevant field and/or you can demonstrate commitment and enthusiasm for the subject. Students are required to provide a digital portfolio as part of the applications process.

Months of entry


Course content

This course is accredited by the Landscape Institute as a route to becoming a Chartered Landscape Architect in the UK, an internationally recognised and respected title. Graduates of the course have gone on to work across the UK and the rest of the world, and include some of the top names working in the profession today. The course has a strongly theoretical orientation, encouraging students to explore contemporary discourse and practice in the subject and to investigate the perspective of landscape as a physical, economic and cultural construct. Lectures, seminars and visits extend knowledge and skills, whilst the design studio acts as a medium to develop and test your ideas at a range of geographical and temporal scales.

The dissertation forms the conclusion to the process and places your personal practice within the subject paradigm. Staff research interests and activity will support your work and extend the potential range of project locations and thematic foundations. An integrated work placement of three days a week in a local practice, supplemented by a lecture and seminar series, provides a strong understanding of the professional context and preparation for employment.

Special Features

  • The course has a very strong relationship with practice and in the last two years 100% of our graduates have gained employment in the profession.
  • Accredited by the Landscape Institute and a recognised route into an internationally recognised professional qualification.
  • Graduates of this course work across the globe and include some of the biggest international names in the discipline, such as James Corner and Jason Prior.
  • One of the longest-established and most widely recognised Landscape Architecture courses in the country.
  • A reputation for design-led teaching and learning, encouraging personal experimentation, and the making and testing of ideas.
  • Integration within the Manchester School of Architecture promotes an interdisciplinary approach based on collaborative teaching and projects.

Information for international students

For more information to support your studies in the UK, including course details, how to apply, and living in the UK visit www.mmu.ac.uk/international

Fees and funding

UK students
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International students
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Qualification and course duration


part time
24 (96 weeks over 2-5 years) months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries Team
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