You will work on real sites, on real scenarios, investigating real issues. You'll work on live local sites with client-driven briefs in landscape studios to develop your design creativity and hone your professional practice skills. Students have worked on a range of sites in Cheltenham such as Pittville Park, Gloucester such as Kings Square, and Bristol such as The Diesel Depot and Temple Meads.
With a number of industry partners linked to the course, you will benefit from sponsored events, visits to landscape practices and lectures delivered directly by current practitioners. Partners have included LDA Design, Arup, Grant Associates, Barton Wilmore, Atkins Global, Grontmij, BDP, Sustrans and Noel Farrer, current president of the Landscape Institute. In your final year, you'll showcase your work at the Degree Show - an event attended by landscape practitioners where previous students have been head-hunted by leading landscape design practices.
Develop design creativity through national and international study trips where you’ll explore examples of historic, contemporary and cultural landscapes. Previous trips include Copenhagen, New York, and Barcelona. You'll be inspired in your first year with a three-day trip to London to discover a wealth of design ideas from small and medium scale urban regeneration projects through to city parks and large-scale green infrastructure projects.
The study programme is based around lectures, tutorials and student-led research in a studio-based environment. You'll develop skills in experimentation, creative thinking, and social interaction. The course also offers a balanced mix of theory, design work and introduction to professional practice. The course offers opportunities and scope for you to thrive within a stimulating learning environment and to develop and think about your personal development within the context of future career options.
- Landscape architect in private practice or with a local authority
- Project management
- Environmental planner or designer
- BIM specialist
- Garden design
We have industry partnerships with companies including LDA Design, Arup, Grant Associates, Atkins Global, and BDP. Students have also completed a range of different placements for organizations including Terrapin Bright Green in New York, MIT in Massachusetts, The Canal and River Trust in Gloucester and MHP Design in Cheltenham.