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Master of Landscape Architecture (Conversion Course)

Writtle University College

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  • Qualification

    MLA - Master in Landscape Architecture

  • Location

    Writtle University College

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

The Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) is a postgraduate programme that provides professional landscape architecture education for graduates with a bachelor's degree with honours, other than landscape architecture/garden design, who wish to become professional landscape architects. MLA is accredited by the Landscape Institute (LI) which will allow students a seamless transition on their journey from licentiate to chartership with the LI. Our programme offers a 2-year ’graduate entry‘ route for candidates from diverse background, education and professions. On completion of the 2-year programme students will be ready for employment within the professional world of landscape architecture, with a specialism in an area of choice, achieved through their final dissertation research and application. The MLA supports entry to the work experience based pathway to chartership with the Landscape Institute.

Who is the Course for?

The Master of Landscape Architecture is designed for graduates who have a bachelor's with honours degree with a minimum of a second-class degree in the fields of architecture, geography, environmental studies, art, interior design, history, and other fields who wish to change their career for landscape architecture.

After Completion of Your Course

Graduates of the MLA can work as graduate landscape architects, landscape designers, or landscape planners and managers.

Graduates have a variety of practices in the UK and abroad to choose; each with different areas of specialism including urban design, planning, visual landscape impact assessment, and visual landscape character. There are differences in the size and scale of practices, their work and specialism. Global practices work with international large scale masterplanning projects whereas smaller scale practices work with national and local masterplanning projects, urban design, housing development and landscape character assessment tasks. Employment is also found in public sector organisations such as local councils, English Heritage, Historic England and privates charities such as the National Trust, along with teaching within colleges and universities.

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University information

Writtle University College

  • Campus address

    Writtle University College, Writtle, CM1 3RR, England

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