Taught course

Lanscape Architecture Graduate Diploma

University of East London · School of Architecture, Computing and Engineering - ACE

Entry requirements

It will appeal to already qualified design professionals in related disciplines who wish to add further specialisation in landscape architectural practice. It also welcomes applications from candidates with a design based first degree with a particular interest and ability to contribute to the development of landscape at an advanced level. It welcomes applications from suitable candidates with an honours degree or post-graduate diploma in landscape architecture or landscape with an interest in additional study at an advanced level.

Months of entry


Course content

The Architecture programmes in the School of Architecture and the Visual Arts at the University of East London are recognised as among the leaders in the UK and have a particular reputation for innovation in teaching. Their character is recognisable in its "hands-on" approach to architecture at all scales, working with the physical exploration of site and context, as well as developing new critical approaches to the field.

Former UEL Architecture graduates have proceeded to win urban design competitions in Manchester, Germany, Estonia, Iceland and Japan. A former Architecture staff member is the Director of GLA's Architecture & Urbanism Unit. Two current tutors have studied landscape architecture in the UK and abroad and can bring a wide range of experience to the school in this field.

The School of Architecture and the Visual Arts [AVA] recognises the opportunity to expand the offering of programmes to attract design professionals who wish to specialise in landscape architectural design locally, nationally and internationally through research by design.

The aim of the programme is also to be the first step towards design based PhDs and professional Doctorates within Architecture.

This new programme is growing logically out of the School's longstanding preoccupation with material, context, creative interventions, and regeneration both locally and internationally. It expands material and contextual interests into the natural and urban environment and actively seeks to explore the possibilities inherent in the temporal design opportunities that landscape architecture encompasses. The programme is designed to develop intellectual and practical professional tools for landscape architects, and through project based studies search for new solutions to the increasing complexity of our urban landscapes, where the social, political and economic, as well as spatial pressures are most intense. The programme aims to work in collaboration with local and international agencies on live projects where possible, and to tackle cutting-edge issues through the prism of site reality.

The programme is predicated upon understanding the best of current local and international landscape practice, while also emphasizing the development of intuition and processes to test and develop new forms of landscape practice. It welcomes students as fellow collaborators in a programme that seeks to develop new strands to contemporary landscape architecture that are innovative in approach to materials and the temporal possibilities at the core of landscape, and deal proactively with the complex environmental, social, and artistic questions of the time.

The programme is part of the new School of Architecture and the Visual Arts in Docklands, the biggest redevelopment area in Europe. It takes advantage of the University's London location with visits to development sites as well as lectures. Site visits will strengthen links with the local landscape culture of the city, while wider ones will include the rich historic precedents of southern England. Its teachers are abreast of current developments in the field and currently working on publications, conferences and other projects inside the school, and on innovative approaches to landscape architecture in private practice.

Information for international students

Applications are welcomed from the EU and overseas, in particular, lecturers from Higher Education Institutions wishing to increase their qualifications. Students whose first language is not English will have achieved a score of 6.5in IELTS or equivalent

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


part time
12 months
full time
6 months

Course contact details

Applicant Enquiries
+44 (0) 208 223 3333
+44 (0) 208 223 2978