Birmingham City University: Landscape Architecture

InstitutionBirmingham City University
Department Birmingham School of Architecture and Design
Web http://www.bcu.ac.uk
Email courseenquiries@bcu.ac.uk
Telephone 0121 331 6295
Study type Taught

Summary

Incorporating the Graduate Diploma conversion, this imaginative MA Landscape Architecture course is an important stage in developing your career. You will develop your creative, artistic, technical and intellectual abilities on an educational course which has been measured by external examiners and the profession as one of the leading courses in the country.

The international employer of tomorrow needs multi-skilled designers who can stand their ground and defend the position of the landscape architect. This positive spirit is developed through engaging studios, group workshops and tailored modules that develop theoretically enriched practice that push the boundaries of concept work and translate ideas into spaces that shape the future.

Each year the course is tested for its quality by the Landscape Institute and our external examiners. Our external examiners have reviewed the course and rated it very highly.

**What's covered in the course?**
This postgraduate course is designed for students who want a career in landscape architecture and want to shape the world in which we live. You will have a belief and passion to use landscape architecture as a design tool to make new environments for work, play and habitation.

This MA Landscape Architecture course incorporates a conversion course in year one, providing a foundation course that enables applicants who don’t have a degree in Landscape Architecture an opportunity to enter year two of the course, where you will join students who have previously completed a degree in Landscape Architecture. The conversion year is a studio based learning environment that delivers a combination of key skills that support the communication of projects, investigating the idea that our laboratory is a designed ecology and that you will learn about the landscape across its range of scales. The second part of the year looks at the idea that landscape is a sequence of interrelated designed environments connected by land, ecology, water, climate and infrastructure, sitting in a cultural context that extends from Parish to global political and economic systems.

The second year extends the studio as a studio of the mind, promoting an environment that encourages exploration and investigation. There is a strong emphasis on research that underpins new frontiers of the designed environment. Students will work on research-led design projects relating to well-being, the design process, designed ecologies and climate change, settlement design, food security and large scale infrastructure schemes like High Speed 2 (HS2) and flood alleviation.

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