Good undergraduate honours degree.
Months of entry
About the course
This one-year, full-time postgraduate course provides a broad academic and practical understanding of landscape design, landscape planning and landscape management. The course does not provide professional accreditation, but is ideal for international students who want to advance their knowledge of the landscape profession.
It is also entirely compatible with the first year of the MA Landscape Architecture, and students may transfer between these courses.
Our graduates work all over the world, in private practice and for public organisations. Some work for councils and national parks or for wildlife trusts. Others go into conservation and forestry. Our graduates also work in administration and policy making for organisations such as Natural England and DEFRA.
A world-leading department
The 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) rates us the best landscape department in the UK. World-leading research informs our masters courses. You’ll be taught by leading experts such as Catherine Dee, Anna Jorgensen, Nigel Dunnett, and Olympic meadows co-designer James Hitchmough.
We offer taught courses including design, management, planning, and the ecological, social and cultural aspects of landscape. Our Postgraduate Diploma in Landscape Architecture is accredited by the Landscape Institute and the International Federation of Landscape Architects.
A creative environment
Each year-group has access to a studio. You’ll use the latest technology, just as you would in practice. Our computer suites are equipped with CAD and digital imaging and publishing software, and A4–A0 colour printing facilities.
We’re based in the Arts Tower, an iconic, Grade II* listed building that has just had a £25 million refurbishment. Our studios are equipped with wireless and digital projection facilities, portfolio and locker space and you have your own kitchen and common room.
In the UK’s greenest city
Sheffield is an exciting place to be a landscape student. It’s England’s fourth largest city and also its greenest in terms of public open space and tree cover. The many urban parks and extensive green infrastructure provide inspiration for much of our project work.
- Landscape Architecture: nature, design, and people
- Urban Ecological Design and Management
- Landscape Planning
- Landscape Urbanism and Design
- Introduction to Landscape Research
- Research Proposal and Dissertation Preparation
- Landscape Research Dissertation
Teaching and assessment
Teaching takes place through lectures, seminars, workshops, tutorials, critical feedback sessions, site visits and practicals. Assessment is by coursework assignments, dissertation, oral presentation and examination.
Information for international students
Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component, or equivalent.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Admissions Tutor
- +44 (0)114 222 0617