University Centre Reaseheath

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Chester

Landscape Architecture

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Course summary

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Landscape Architecture is distinguished by its’ position at the interfaces between art and design, and the physical, natural, environmental and social sciences. This programme is concerned with the conservation and enhancement of landscapes all types, both urban and rural, and at all scales from the smallest open space to whole regions, for the benefit of current and future generations. It considers the complexity of interactions between humans and natural processes and the consequences of these interactions on the landscape, and how this can be managed and maintained to provide a high quality environment for both humans and nature. A range of themes are explored through case studies and project work and landscape management, design, planning and science are all reflected within the scope of the programme. A key feature of the programme is the development of vocational and professional skills and students benefit from access to the extensive estate and managed ornamental grounds within the campus and a range of high quality resources to support learning. In addition, a 5 week work placement* in the second year ensures that students are prepared for professional working life and Elements of Practice within the Landscape Institute educational framework are embedded within the curriculum content. Professional knowledge, values and ethics are reinforced throughout the programme but particularly at Level 6 to reflect the Landscape Institute Pathway to Chartership programme. The course features:

  • Develop employability skills through work experience placements
  • Direct learning from the industry through guest speakers, site visits and study tours
  • This course is supported by the Landscape Institute, through its alignment with their areas of practice.
*Travel arrangements at your own cost.

Course details


Level 4 Academic Skills Development Fundamentals of Business and Human Resource Management Ecological Science Principles of Botany Plant Biogeography Visual and Design Communication Design History and Context Site Assessment Level 5 Research Methods Conservation Management Project Management Landscape Materials Planting Design and Specification Green Infrastructure Management Landscape and Environmental Change Work Based Learning for Academic Credit Level 6 Dissertation Project (optional) Landscape and Visual Assessment and GIS Contract Management Community and Stakeholder Engagement Professional Practice Landscape Planning and Law Professional Project (optional) *Final year, level 6 modules can also be studied as a stand alone BSc (Hons) top-up on successful completion of a relevant foundation degree/HND.

Assessment method

Assessments are designed to encourage both academic skills and skills valued in the workplace. They include a combination of coursework and examinations. Coursework may take many forms including: essays, reports, data processing, presentations, academic posters, seminar discussions, interviews, critical reviews, portfolios of evidence and practical competency assessments. The examinations vary, depending on the nature of the module, but may take the form of multiple-choice papers, essays, practical assessments, data handling questions, short answer quizzes, and in class examinations. Assessment weighting varies depending on course and year of study. For more information please see our Course Information on our website.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 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 £11800 Year 1

Additional fee information

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Landscape Architecture at University Centre Reaseheath - UCAS