Taught course

Landscape Architecture

Writtle University College · Design

Entry requirements

A good undergraduate Honours degree or equivalent qualification ideally related to landscape and design including fine art, architecture, geography and archaeology, The DipLA is a one year course allowing continuation from an accredited three year BSc/BA Honours Landscape and Garden Design or Landscape Architecture degree. The courses are accredited by the Landscape Institute.

Months of entry


Course content

The MA Landscape Architecture course comprises two taught semesters and a research dissertation or design research project. Complimentary modules in the first semester such as landscape theory, landscape ecology, research methods and advanced design studio (urban territories) provide a substantial knowledge base and connection to the practice and theory of landscape architecture that is developed further in the second semester. This second phase of study also introduces professional practice and provides for a seminar or studio 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


full time
8 months
part time
20-36 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Coordinator
01245 424200
01245 420456