Based within the Manchester School of Architecture at MMU, the Master of Landscape Architecture is a route to an internationally recognized qualification in a fast growing, global profession.
The MLA combines an emphasis on individual practice and an exploratory, experimental approach, with a strong professional underpinning. It is both a conversion course for graduates of related subject areas and a final postgraduate year of education for landscape graduates.
Our graduates are world leaders in the profession and have gone on to impressive careers nationally and internationally.
- a two year (or 4 year part time) course
- part 1 gives you a strong historical, theoretical and technical foundation
- part 2 promotes the exploration of individual design practice and helps you frame your own agenda through experimental studio work and research
- 3 month work placement
- site visits and a study tour
If you have a good honours degree in Landscape Architecture you may enter directly into Part 2 of the programme (1 year full-time or 2 years part-time).
The MLA places a strong emphasis on an understanding of landscape as a dynamic and adaptive phenomenon and as a manifestation of complex environmental and cultural systems. A single design project runs through each year, exploring a specific landscape from a regional scale, progressively down to the detailed scale of material and technological resolution.
Preparation for professional life is a key component. You will encounter practitioners in reviews, workshops and lectures, and will also have the opportunity to experience professional engagement in either a 3-month work placement, an inter-disciplinary competition, a ‘live’ project with an external client, or a detailed case study of a project. In addition, you will attend a series of lectures and seminars covering a range of subjects relating to the historical, legislative, contractual and ethical aspects of the profession.
100% of graduates over the last two years have found employment in the profession, many due to connections established during the course.
See the MMU website for entry requirements and online application.