Landscape Architecture with Placement Year at University Centre Reaseheath - UCAS

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Course summary

Do you have the passion and vision to manage sustainable open spaces and green infrastructure? On our landscape architecture course, you’ll gain the insights and experience to help ensure land, property and estates are managed and cared for as an integral part of our shared, sustainable future. Study is based in our £9 million National Centre for Horticulture, the Environment and Sustainable Technology and you will learn first-hand from a team of deeply committed experts in their fields; an inspirational and award-winning team who will help you to flourish and support you to confidently pursue your purpose in a career intimately connected to the landscape. Our curriculum is innovative and inspiring, built around the core principles of sustainability, function and conservation. Together with our emphasis on practical skills and all-round business awareness, you’ll be well-prepared for the challenges you’ll face in a career in the landscape management sector. Course Features

  • 4-year, full-time course with a one-year work placement
  • Design and planning
  • Environmental science
  • Green infrastructure
  • Historical conservation
  • Work placements, site visits and study tours
  • Opportunities to enter national competitions
  • Use of commercial production unit and design studios
  • Use of hydroponic glasshouse and new vertical farming centre
Career Options
  • Landscape architect
  • Parks and landscape manager
  • Greenspace manager
  • Historic landscape consultant
  • Landscape contract manager


Level 4

  • Plant Use and Association
  • Principles of Environmental Science
  • People, Place and Landscape Context
  • Digital Communication Skills
  • Site Assessment
  • Conservation of British Habitats
 Level 5 (Year 1)
  • Landscape Materials
  • Green Infrastructure Management
  • Historical Conservation Management
  • Landscape Sustainability and Environmental Change
  • Research Methods
  • Work Based Learning for the Landbased Industries
  Level 5 (Year 2)
  • UCR Placement year
Level 6
  • Landscape Assessment
  • Professional Practice and Ethical Frameworks
  • Project and Contract Management
  • Planning, Landscape and Environmental Legislation
  • Final Major Project*
  • Dissertation Project*
(Optional *)

Assessment method

Assessments are designed to encourage both academic skills and skills valued in the workplace. They include a combination of coursework and timed assessments in both independent and collaborative formats. Coursework may take many forms including: essays, reports, data processing, presentations, academic posters, seminar discussions, interviews, critical reviews and portfolios of evidence. Timed assessments will vary depending upon the nature of the module but will be problem-solving tasks dealing with real-life industry issues which support the development of industry and life skills. The placement will be a minimum of 9 months and will be credit bearing with a portfolio assessment and professional discussion required to evidence your achievement.

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

Mature students (aged 21+) will be considered on an individual basis on their prior knowledge and experience. This may be assessed by interview, completion of coursework/essay or other methods. There may be a requirement for a formal qualification to be completed first e.g. Access to HE course. Students with a Level 5 qualification in a related subject may be eligible to join the third year of the course

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Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £13000 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £13000 Year 1

Additional fee information

Tuition fee for Placement Year is £1,850 (all other years charged at £9,250) General As part of your experience on the programme, you will need to set aside a budget for: The cost of travel to sites and occasional day trips and off site projects Study tour, which will normally require around £350-£400 for travel and accommodation, in addition to daily expenses Printing, binding, modelmaking, drawing equipment, portfolios and associated stationery costs approximate £400-£700 Materials for the final exhibition, which may be up to £250 Costs associated with a placement, travel, accommodation, materials etc. Memberships Membership of the Landscape Institute – £32 (1st June-31st May) Student membership of the Landscape Institute is really useful to have to be able to access the member networking sections on the Landscape Institute website, discounts for conferences and the quarterly editions of the Landscape Journal. Once you have completed the programme, you could then apply for Licentiate Membership. British Association of Landscape Industries – £15 per annum. Equipment Costs PPE Steel toe capped boots, £40 Gloves, £5 Drawing equipment/materials, approx. £100 A laptop/PC/Mac that supports GIS and Vectorworks software. Many students may already have this, if not they will need to purchase a sufficient device. Students will be able to get free software for the duration of their studies. Prices of equipment are subject to change dependent on retailer.
Landscape Architecture with Placement Year at University Centre Reaseheath - UCAS