Landscape Architecture PgDip (LI accredited)
Choose Kingston’s Landscape Architecture PgDip
This course, accredited by the Landscape Institute, provides an innovative design education involving opportunities such as participation in European and local consultancy within our Landscape Interface Studio. All staff are ambitious and creative design practitioners and researchers. Our London location, local and European networks and international perspective provide the focus for contemporary design projects that address immediate and long-term landscape solutions in cities and their regions.
- Study visits, international workshops, external lectures, live projects, and London industry links, resources and institutions support a vibrant learning trajectory for your landscape architecture career ambitions.
- Working in the shared studio with MA Landscape Urbanism and MLA students involves interdisciplinary collaboration and prepares students for co-disciplinary practice.
What will you study?
All design projects are developed as part of a personal portfolio that can be immediately useful in targeting employment. Design projects may include live competition briefs. Projects reflect critical challenges and potentials of contemporary landscape practice and the research and practice expertise of the teaching team, including water, places and people; community consultation in the public realm; time, transformation and experience; urbanism and professional practice. The modules may involve client contact, model making, mapping, drawing and digital media workshops. Critical thinking and expression is supported by the Landscape and Urbanism Theory module.
There is special commitment to processes of transformation and their communication, with an emphasis on learning through making in the Faculty’s 3D workshop and on hand-drawing techniques to complement digital media presentation.
Design projects and portfolio, professional practice project management report and practice review, seminar presentations, literature review, and landscape and urbanism manifesto.
Work placement scheme
Many postgraduate courses at Kingston University allow students to do a 12-month work placement as part of their course. The responsibility for finding the placement is with the student; we cannot guarantee the placement, just the opportunity to undertake it. As the work placement is an assessed part of the course, the work placement is covered by a student’s tier 4 visa. Find out more about the postgraduate work placement.