Taught course

Professional Landscape Architecture

University of Sheffield · Department of Landscape

Entry requirements

Entry to the MA Professional Landscape Architecture (MAPLA) is open to those students who have previously completed a Landscape Institute accredited undergraduate degree course in Landscape Architecture (either at the University of Sheffield or through an equivalent Landscape Architecture programme at another institution).

Additionally, students would have usually completed at least nine months of work experience in landscape practice. Those achieving a 2:1 degree or higher will be eligible to enter the MAPLA programme. Those achieving a 2:2 degree will be interviewed and a portfolio of work reviewed to assess the development of their landscape architectural skills.

Months of entry


Course content

Become a professional with our one-year masters course, which is for graduates of Landscape Institute-accredited programmes who have completed at least one year in practice.

Course description

The MA Professional Landscape Architecture is a one-year masters course for graduates of Landscape Institute accredited programmes who want to qualify and work as professional landscape architects. It will help you develop the skills needed for modern landscape architectural practice.

You’ll have the opportunity to specialise in landscape planning, design or management, or take a cross-cutting approach combining more than one aspect. The special project module sees you transform a site of your choice and lets you demonstrate your ideas, skills and creativity as a landscape architect.

You’ll also be able to develop your understanding and specialism in a topic of your choice as the basis of your Dissertation.

You may exit the course with a diploma after 120 credits or complete a 60 credit dissertation to claim the Masters qualification with 180 credits.


Accredited by the Landscape Institute and the International Federation of Landscape Architects.

Please see our University website for the most up-to-date course information.

Information for international students

English language requirements

Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

For more information about entry requirements for international students, please visit our website.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Tutor
+44 114 222 0617