Taught course

Garden Design

Writtle University College · Design

Entry requirements

A good undergraduate Honours degree or equivalent qualification ideally related to landscape and design but applicants from other disciplines are welcome to apply. A conversion course (bridging studies) is also offered for students with Honours degrees in other disciplines. A portfolio of work/CV and a letter addressing research interests and reasons for applying for the course are usually required.

Months of entry


Course content

This is a studio based design course taught through core seminars, studio modules, site visits and lectures. Semester one modules focus on landscape and garden theory, landscape ecology, research methods and advanced design studio (urban territory). The second phase of study follows with the theory and history of landscape of garden design, an individual research programme introduces professional practice (an option in garden design), includes a studio project titled 'Designing Within a Historic Context' and provides for an option to further support speciality interests. The final stage of the programme focuses on completion of the dissertation or design research project.

Information for international students

An IELTS score of 6.5 is required. There are a range of pre-sessional English language programmes available with further English support classes during term time.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24-36 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Coordinator
+44 (0)1245 424200
+44 (0)1245 420456