Writtle University College

Landscape and Garden Design Writtle University College Degree level: Undergraduate

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Why you should study Landscape Architecture and Garden Design at WUC…

  • Our BSc (Hons) degrees are accredited by the Landscape Institute and recognised by the International Federation of Landscape Architects.

  • We have Accredited Educator Status from the Society of Garden Designers who also recognise our Landscape and Garden Design degree.

  • You will have access to specialist studios and technical resources.

  • You will build your portfolio by collaborating with real clients and ‘live’ projects.

  • Our graduates have received high-profile design awards.

  • You will have opportunities for frequent interaction with design professionals, providing one-to-one feedback.

  • Our land-based background provides an opportunity to experiment with ecological principles, materials and design ideas on your own individual plot during your studies.

  • You will be taught and advised by those practising in the professions of landscape architecture and garden design.

  • Our courses develop a solid foundation in landscape and garden studies, offering a range of pathways for you to enter the landscape profession.

  • You will be encouraged to express your own ideas and concepts through individual research proposals, presentations, design portfolios and exhibition work, so you are ‘industry-ready’ when you graduate.

This course prepares students for a working life in garden design, landscape design, and landscape architecture in a range of scales and applications, from residential gardens to parks, theme parks, and public gardens. Accredited by the Landscape Institute, this course may lead to Chartership as a professional landscape architect. Thoughtful, creative approaches to design process encourage work that improves quality of life and quality of the environment on every site.

BSc (Hons) in Landscape and Garden Design encourages the development of landscape design skills through making and drawing, both digital and hand-rendered.

A physical engagement with plants and green spaces is coupled with a sound background in the history and theory of landscape architecture and urbanism. An understanding and appreciation of professional practice, from working with and presenting to clients and managing projects, is also covered in this course.

Learning is typically project-based, either in landscapes with actual clients, or in hypothetical situations that work with real-life issues or problems. Typically, projects are guided and/or student-led. Lectures, tutorials, seminars, peer-learning and collaborations, site visits and international study tours, as well as substantial one-to-one help and advice allow students to develop their creative and practical skills to a high degree. In the third year students bring together all their knowledge and research interests in a project that will be part of an exhibition to promote students and their work to potential employers.

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Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Landscape Institute

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code K310
Institution code W85
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 96 points 96 UCAS tariff points, to include one GCE A level grade C or above
A minimum of four GCSEs grade A*–C (9-4) including, English Language, Mathematics and Science
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMM
Access to HE Diploma Writtle University College welcomes applicants studying Access to HE Diploma courses. For more information please contact admissions@writtle.ac.uk
Scottish Higher 96 UCAS tariff points, to include 3 x B
An equivalent or higher combination of grades to that indicated above will also be accepted.
Extended Project Writtle University College welcomes applicants studying the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ). For more information please contact admissions@writtle.ac.uk
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 24 points Total (IB) Diploma point score of 24 or more
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) 96 UCAS tariff points, to include 3 x HE (B1) higher
An equivalent or higher combination of grades to that indicated above will also be accepted.

If you have any questions regarding our entry criteria please email admissions@writtle.ac.uk

Additional entry requirements

Other

The entry requirements listed represent typical offers for some of the most popular courses. We use the UCAS tariff when making offers and to determine whether you have met the conditions of our offer. Applicants are selected on their individual merits and offers can vary. We have an inclusive Admissions policy which recognises a broad range of qualifications, both academic and vocational and take into account relevant practical skills.
Applicants studying a mixture of qualifications (e.g. A Level with BTEC, Advanced Technical Diplomas) are also warmly welcomed. Please contact our undergraduate Admissions Team for further advice on our entry requirements.
Telephone: +44 (0)1245 424200
Email: admissions@writtle.ac.uk

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £12,100 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

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Writtle University College
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