Landscape Architecture MA - MLA
University College of London – Bartlett School of Architecture. London, United Kingdom
These two new, creative and reflective Master’s degrees consider interventions in the landscape through imaginative design, strategic thinking and technical knowledge.
With design-led teaching and learning, these two Master’s programmes allow students to progress towards a career as a landscape architect. Students work to put their theories into practice from week one, researching through speculative design.
In both programmes, Design Studios form a core component, giving students the opportunity to work independently or in groups to develop their own approach to landscape architecture. Within the Design Studios, tutors present unique, rigorous, challenging and even radical intellectual positions, providing a strong identity for students to use as the basis for developing their own approach the contemporary study of landscape architecture.
Students refine their communication skills during seminar presentations, written work, crits and exhibitions and a series of workshops and classes are available to students to help them gain integral skills, from planting and horticulture to VR and mixed reality modelling.
Landscape architecture design teaching, for both MLA and MA students, is complemented with history and theory lectures, seminars and readings, examining the interdependence of thought, action and form in history, society, culture and geography.
Landscape Architecture MLA
This is a two-year Master’s degree which empowers students without a landscape architecture undergraduate degree or background to pursue a career as a landscape architect.
The first year is a preparatory year, as students entering the programme will typically be new to the discipline of landscape architecture. The second year has a strong design research focus, with a major design studio project and research project complementing each other and giving students the platform to develop highly developed portfolios upon graduation.
Landscape Architecture MA
This is a one-year Master’s degree for students looking to pursue a career in landscape architecture who already have UK Landscape Architecture degree, or overseas equivalent.
Landscape Architecture MA has a strong design research focus, with a major design studio project and research project complementing each other and giving students the platform to develop impressive portfolios upon graduation.