Taught course

Landscape Architecture (Conversion)

University of Gloucestershire · Department of Natural and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

You will need at least a 2.2 Honours degree or equivalent. you will be required to attend an interview. A portfolio of work is desirable but not essential. EU and international students need IELTS 6.5 overall (no less than 6.0 in writing and 5.5 in any other band) or equivalent.

Months of entry


Course content

This conversion route into the Landscape Architecture MA course offers a path into landscape architecture for students from alternate disciplines. Build upon your existing skills within a highly professional environment on a course recognised by the International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA) and the Landscape Institute (LI).

Sustainable architecture design benefits from the creative contribution of people with a range of skills and backgrounds. This course allows graduates from different backgrounds to gain the skills to build a rewarding career in landscape architecture. Through live projects you will engage with keys areas such as masterplanning, environmental assessment, public consultation and design.

You will actively acquire the practical skills and knowledge that underpin the landscape architecture industry in the 21st century. Studying philosophical aspects of the discipline, exploring influential landscapes and working on live private and public sector briefs will increase your confidence and expertise. With a long-standing reputation and excellent links to industry and professional bodies -plus a strong emphasis on sustainability - this course provides an excellent foundation upon which to build a dynamic career.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Learn more at our postgraduate fees, loans and finance page.

Qualification and course duration


full time
20 months
part time
48 months


full time
24 months
part time
48 months

Further details of qualification

Half of the course gives you the design skills to convert your studies for the postgraduate diploma year, then you'll embark on your "Pathway to Chartership" with the Royal Chartered Landscape Institute who represent you're ready to work as a professional practitioner.


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations10
Written coursework / continuous assessment40
Creative work50

Course contact details

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