We use cookies to ensure the best user experience and to serve tailored advertising. To learn more about our cookies and how to manage them, please visit our cookie policy

I AGREE
Check our results, Clearing and Adjustment info

Town & Country Planning and Landscape Design guide

Study Town & Country Planning and Landscape Design and you'll develop the necessary skills to improve living environments for so many people.

Landscape architect design backyard plan for villa

CONTENTS

  1. What's Town & Country Planning and Landscape Design?

  2. Why study Town & Country Planning and Landscape Design?

  3. What jobs can you get as a Town & Country Planning and Landscape Design graduate?

  4. What qualifications do you need?

  5. What degrees can you study?

  6. How will you be assessed?

  7. What are the postgraduate opportunities?

What's Town & Country Planning and Landscape Design?

Town & Country Planning is the study which concerns land use. The goal is to ensure sustainable economic development and a better environment. Each country of the UK has its own planning system.

Landscape Design is the practice of landscape designers, combining nature and culture. In contemporary practice, landscape design bridges between landscape architecture and garden design.

Courses similar to Town & Country Planning and Landscape Design include:

  • Planning (Urban, Rural & Regional)

Why study Town & Country Planning and Landscape Design?

Planners don't spend their whole lives at desks or in meetings. They go out into communities, ask questions, interact, understand and get a feel for places and cultures. 

Studying Town & Country Planning and Landscape Design will help you develop a critical, questioning approach, where you'll get a solid grounding in the way planning works.

The subject area has a solid rate of graduate employment within six months of graduation, according to our subject league tables. An average starting salary of £20,000 isn't too bad either.

An adaptable degree, Town & Country Planning and Landscape Design is easy to study either full- or part-time, as well as either a three-year undergraduate or condensed one-year postgraduate course.

Paver in the garden with marble plates

What jobs can you get as a Town & Country Planning and Landscape Design graduate?

Town & Country Planning and Landscape Design degrees teach transferable skills such as presentation, research and communication. You'll also develop specific skills for the field, along with good people skills.

Particular job roles include town planner, landscape gardener, facilities manager, conservationist, housing officer, transport planner and civil servant.

Numerous companies offer graduate schemes in this subject, including Wartsila.

Professional job: Usually needs a degree
Non-professional job: Doesn't usually need a degree

What qualifications do you need?

Grades and other entry requirements vary from institution to institution and course to course.

Make sure to confirm with your chosen place of study what the requirements are.

What degrees can you study?

  • BA Town Planning and Architecture
  • BA Country Planning and Social Policy
  • BA Planning and Geography
  • BA Spatial Economics and Development

How will you be assessed?

Courses are assessed in a variety of ways. This mostly includes coursework, presentations, group work, workshops and exams. In the final year, there is usually a research-based dissertation.

What are the postgraduate opportunities?

Examples of taught MAs and research degrees at postgraduate level include straight MAs in Town Planning, Country Planning and Landscape Design, as well as master's courses in Advanced Sustainable Urban Design, Architecture and Urbanism, and Building in Development.

Related articles

Young male student with headphones studying on the laptop

Postgraduate funding

Postgraduate or master's loans, research funding and scholarships – discover your options...

24 Sep 2020
Father and Son unpacking car in front of university

Getting ready for uni

Getting ready for university life can be tricky. Knowing all the things to get ready...

11 Mar 2020
Police car at junction

How safe is your city?

Feeling safe and secure is crucial for enjoying university. See how safe university towns...

13 Aug 2020

Is this page useful?

Yes No

Sorry about that...

HOW CAN WE IMPROVE IT?

SUBMIT

Thanks for your feedback!