Are you interested in the design of cities and environments? Interested to refocus your career? You can become a Landscape Architect through joining the Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) programme at the University of Greenwich, London.
The Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) is designed for graduates who wish to become professional landscape architects. The programme offers a 2-year ‘graduate entry’ route for candidates from diverse backgrounds, professions and educations.
The MLA programme has a focus on design excellence, with landscape architecture projects exploring issues of cities, society and the environment. Students develop skills and knowledge in: design, history, theory, professional practice, technology, ecology, sustainability, horticulture, drawing and digital representation. Through your studies, you will engage fully with the digital and workshop facilities of the new Stockwell Street building in Greenwich, recently shortlisted for the RIBA Stirling Award. You will also have the opportunity to be involved with the 14 green roofs at Stockwell Street and the resources of the adjacent Royal Park in Greenwich. Examples of student work can be found on our blog, www.thelandscape.org.
Applicants include graduates from architecture, design, art, geography, sociology, ecology and many other disciplines. The programme attracts many applicants who are changing career or further focusing their career in the profession of Landscape Architecture.
A recent issue of Landscape: The Journal of the Landscape Institute, dedicated to the new facilities at Greenwich which include 14 green roofs, the editor Ruth Slavid writes: ‘One can imagine the students who emerge from this institution [University of Greenwich] distinguishing themselves in the design of parks and urban landscapes, grappling successfully with a wide range of urban conditions’.