University of Gloucestershire: Landscape Architecture (with conversion year)

InstitutionUniversity of Gloucestershire
Department School of Arts
Study type Taught


Build upon your existing skills within a highly professional environment, on a course recognised by the International Federation of Landscape Architects and accredited by the Landscape Institute.

Sustainable landscape design benefits from the creative contribution of people with a range of skills and backgrounds. This course allows graduates from different backgrounds to gain the skills required to build a rewarding career in landscape architecture. Through live projects you will engage with keys areas, such as master-planning, environmental assessment, public consultation and design.

You will actively acquire the practical skills and knowledge that underpin the landscape architecture industry in the 21st century. Studying philosophical aspects of the discipline, exploring influential landscapes and working on live private and public sector briefs will increase your confidence and expertise. With a long-standing reputation and excellent links to industry and professional bodies - plus a strong emphasis on sustainability - this course provides an excellent foundation upon which to build a dynamic career.

Module Descriptions

  • Design Projects: Based in the studio and on site, be introduced to the relationships and processes of landscape architecture projects

  • Professional Practice: Digital Communication 1 Develop basic skills in the use of digital media, including AutoCAD, SketchUp Pro, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign

  • Cultural Context: Historic and Contemporary Landscapes - Focus on movements and trends throughout the 20th century

  • Sustainable Technology 2: Find out how to apply plant, construction and ecological knowledge to landscape design projects

For more information and to apply for the Landscape Architecture (with conversion year) course, please visit the course page at


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