Landscape Architecture & Design at Leeds Beckett University - UCAS

Course summary

Explore landscape architecture and understand how to design solutions that address our environmental challenges from climate change to biodiversity loss. We believe in bringing out the best in our students. We’ll teach you to become creative, perceptive and bold landscape architects improving our environment for future generations. As part of this course, you’ll:

  • Explore your creativity, spatial design skills and your individual approach to develop a passion for landscape design
  • Gain the practical skills required to become an effective landscape architect, from nature-based solutions and retro-fitting our cities, to health and wellbeing and the radical changes needed in our rural landscapes
  • Study in a supportive environment in well-equipped studios in the vibrant city of Leeds. You’ll be taught by staff from diverse backgrounds with experience from landscape practice and research
  • Develop your environmental ethics and values through sharing ideas, teamworking and collaborating on live projects that mimic professional practice
  • Expand your knowledge by studying the theories that shape the practice of landscape architecture
  • Build the essential tools for employment in the expanding landscape architecture sector
Our heritage We are proud to have been teaching landscape architecture for more than 55 years at Leeds Beckett University. Showcase your work We'll give you the opportunity to show off your projects to the public and impress industry by exhibiting your work at the end of your final year. You can see examples of our students' work and follow Landscape Architecture and Urban Design on Twitter @LandscapeLBU and Instagram @landscapeleedsbeckett Find out more Specialist facilities You'll have access to our multimedia studios equipped with drawing boards, computers and model-making facilities, our 24/7 Library, and IT suites. The Sustainable Technology & Landscape Resource Centre provides opportunities for hands-on practical experience. Guest lectures We often run a number of guest lectures and workshops throughout the year, both on campus and in conjunction with external organisations. The INSIDE/OUT lecture series brings together some of the most exciting names from the fields of art, architecture, design, fashion, film, music, performing arts and beyond. Professional recognition Our course is accredited by the Landscape Institute. LI accreditation requires education providers to meet important criteria which ensure high standards are maintained, meaning you can be sure your course meets the standards needed for you to enter the landscape profession.
Why study Landscape Architecture and Design at Leeds Beckett University...
  • Close links to landscape and architecture practices
  • Opportunity to showcase your designs and network with potential employers through the End of Year Show
  • Join an academic community that has been teaching landscape architecture for more than 50 years
  • Tutors with extensive professional experience networks
  • Interdisciplinary study; gain access to a vast range of ideas, skills and facilities


Year 1 Core Modules:

  • Exploring Place
  • Introduction to Spatial Design
  • Reading the Landscape
  • Designing for People & Place
  • Design with Materials
  • Planting for the Future
Year 2 Core Modules:
  • Resilient Rural Landscapes
  • Impact of Design
  • City Landscapes: Nature Based Solutions
  • Creating Distinctive Places
  • Material, Management & Sustainability
  • Landscape: Culture & Theory
Year 3 Core Modules:
  • Design & Community 1: Engagement & Vision
  • Design & Community 2: Resolution & Detail
  • Landscape Futures: Project Research
  • Landscape Futures: Placemaking
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

We conduct interviews as part of the admissions process and suitable applicants will be invited to an interview. At interview you are assessed on your portfolio (artwork or photographs of artwork together with written assignments), general knowledge and your enthusiasm for art.

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We conduct interviews as part of the admissions process and suitable applicants will be invited to an interview - interview dates will be published in due course. Invitations are sent via UCAS and you should check your UCAS Track account for further interview details.


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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1

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Landscape Architecture & Design at Leeds Beckett University - UCAS