Ravensbourne University London

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Ravensbourne

Urban Landscape Architecture

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Course summary

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Combine creativity, curiosity and technical skill to explore how we reimagine the natural and built environment. With access to state-of-the-art facilities and expert teaching, students will develop planning and design skills to plan urban landscapes and consider the way in which our environments can influence our mood and behaviours. Students will work across a vast range of scales, from cityscapes to coastlines, and build up a portfolio of work which showcases the breadth of their skills and understanding. Graduates go on to secure work in areas such as urban consultancy and community development, in industries like film and TV, leisure and games design. In studying this innovative and interesting combination of architecture and planning, students will consider how people use space across a diverse range of urban environments. The course brings to life the challenges faced by the industry and the solutions created by some of the great architects and designers in this area. Students will develop their cityscape architecture and planning skills. They will learn how to balance national trends, regional characteristics and local traditions.The course will offer the opportunity to explore the functional, expressive and social impact of new construction technology. Key study topics include:

  • Experiment and exploration in new kinds of place making
  • Town study visits in the UK and abroad, looking at contemporary design
  • Opportunities to take part in international events and competitions
  • Live project opportunities
  • Parametric and computer generated design at the cutting edge
  • Latest techniques for designing structures and rapid prototyping
  • History and theories of architecture, design and cities
  • Business knowledge and skills
  • New developments in urban design projects around the world

Course details


In level 4 (year one) students will be introduced to the different aspects of built environment study, the design process and the underpinning skills and theory. The first two terms of this year of study comprises a largely shared curriculum across BA (Hons) Interior Design Environment Architectures (IDEAs), BA (Hons) Architecture, and BA (Hons) Urban Landscape Architecture. In the third term a specialist Landscape Unit is offered. We also encourage students to start thinking about their contextual studies research. The second year of the course, (level 5) shifts towards interpretation of knowledge gained and the application of the skills acquired in Level 4 in the creative process and explores the subject specialisms in more depth. All Design Studio Units are specialist Units for Urban Landscape, while History and Theory Units are shared with other courses. We also set briefs that encourage students to collaborate together and create work as part of a design team. Students will bring their learning together in a final major design project, where they will investigate and make urban landscape design decisions. We also ask students to show their contextual studies research and thinking in a long form dissertation. Students will leave with a portfolio that shows their skills in addressing the opportunities and challenges raised through increasingly dense populations and high competition for resources.

Assessment method

Students will be continually assessed through the completion of practical and written work including essays, analysis, individual and group presentations, critical self- and peer evaluation, practical and technical tests, and the completion of individual and team projects.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Students will also be expected to possess five GCSEs (grade C/4 or above) or equivalent (including English) .

Additional entry requirements


Please see our website for advice on how to prepare your portfolio and sketchbook or showreel : - https://www.ravensbourne.ac.uk/study-here/undergraduate/your-interview-and-portfolio/


You will be invited to a friendly online interview which you must pass in order to successfully gain entry to this programme.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)5.5IELTS 5.5 overall with 5.5 in each subtest.
TOEFL (iBT)72TOEFL IBT with 72 points overall including minimum Reading 18, Listening 17, Speaking 20, Writing 17
PTE Academic42PTE Academic or SELT: 42 overall with minimum 42 in each subtest.
Trinity ISEPassTrinity College London - B2 SELT ISE II. Pass Overall with Pass in each component.

Please view our website for full English Language requirements and options. If you have any questions please email [email protected]

Ravensbourne English Language Requirements


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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
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £16500 Year 1
International £16500 Year 1

Additional fee information

*All fees shown are correct for 2021/22 academic year and are subject to change.
Urban Landscape Architecture at Ravensbourne University London - UCAS