Landscape Architecture with Foundation Year at University of Sheffield - UCAS

Course summary

If you don't have the background for our landscape architecture degrees this degree with a foundation year is for you. The foundation year will build your skills and knowledge in related areas to ensure you're ready to move on to your degree. You'll study modules in geography, maths, literacy and communication and social sciences. Each of these will introduce you to the key concepts and skills in the subject, from the evolution of the physical landscape to the relationship between individuals and society. After successfully completing your foundation year you'll be able to progress to the first year of the five-year MLA Landscape Architecture. Your Landscape Architecture degree Landscape Architecture embraces all aspects of the science, planning, design, creation and management of landscape, in both urban and rural environments. It covers all scales, from the smallest garden to the greatest wilderness. This integrated masters course will take you from year one to year five of your Landscape Architecture education and includes one year working in a professional landscape practice. You’ll receive broad foundational training in landscape theories and concepts and choose whether to specialise in ecology or planning. You will work in a Landscape practice - as a paid employee - in year four, allowing you to experience life as a professional and start thinking about the type of practice you aspire to work in. Your final year helps to consolidate your skills and knowledge and culminates with a design project, rather than a written dissertation. MLA Landscape Architecture students remain registered with the university for all five years of the course, which means you’ll be eligible to apply for undergraduate funding, as well as enjoy any discounts and benefits associated with being a student, during these years. Accreditation Accreditation allows graduates to become a licentiate Member of the Landscape Institute, ready to start their Pathway to Chartership and become a Chartered Member of the Landscape Institute (CMLI). Learning The studio is the heart of learning and is where you’ll participate in workshops, small group seminars, tutorials and project reviews. Studio learning is supported by lectures, site visits and field trips. Assessment You will be assessed through group and individual coursework, which may include design portfolios, written reports or presentations. Feedback will be given throughout the semester via tutorials, interim and peer reviews. Graduate Careers Our graduates are in demand. Industry figures come to our end-of-year exhibition and advertise vacancies with us. Our graduates work all over the world and find employment in private practice, community development agencies, local authorities and national governments. Alumni include a former President of the International Federation of Landscape Architects and multiple RHS medal winners.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

This course has restrictions on who can apply.

This course is designed specifically for mature learners who have been out of education for some time and haven’t previously accessed higher education

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

There are no qualification requirements for this course.

Our courses are designed specifically for mature learners who have been out of education for some time and haven’t previously accessed higher education. The requirements for entry are different from those for students wishing to enter directly onto a degree programme elsewhere in the University.

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Additional entry requirements

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Evidence of artistic ability in the form of a portfolio is also required. Further details will be provided at application stage.

Institutions Own Test (IOT)

You will be asked to complete literacy and numeracy assessments as part of the DLL selection process. The outcome of these tests will be used in admissions decisions.

English language requirements

You must demonstrate that your English is good enough for you to successfully complete your course. For this course we require: GCSE English Language at grade 4/C; IELTS grade of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component; or an alternative acceptable English language qualification

English language requirements for undergraduates

Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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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
International £25540 Year 1

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Landscape Architecture with Foundation Year at University of Sheffield - UCAS