Postgraduate Diploma in Landscape Architecture

Writtle University College
Course summary
1-3 years
5,668 GBP excl. VAT
Full time/part time
Next available date: Enquire for more information - Chelmsford
Postgraduate Education

Course description

Postgraduate Diploma in Landscape Architecture

The Postgraduate Diploma in Landscape Architecture (PGDipLA) programme embraces aspects of the science, planning, design, creation and management of landscape in both urban and rural environments, and at all scales, for example, from a small garden to an urban centre and then regional scale. The emphasis is on promoting landscapes that are aesthetically pleasing, functionally appropriate and ecological healthy, while at the same time being able to accommodate the diverse and changing needs of society. Therefore, our programme is based on a rich and diverse curriculum which is both interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary in nature, and which draws on the traditions of both the creative and innovative design process based on strong environmental and ecological principles. Design studios provide the advanced knowledge and skill sets through real life design projects with sector collaborations supported by lectures, seminars, charrettes, workshops and exhibitions.

PGDipLA is supported by an extra-curricular programme including study tours, garden visits, guest speakers, guest jury in the design studios, London city walks, office visits, drawing workshops, CAD sessions, exhibitions as well as student-led publications. The Research Colloquium lecture series provides students with a platform to meet the research community and so developing personal interest through social gatherings.

Suitability - Who should attend?

Candidates from the United Kingdom higher education sector will normally hold a first honours degree at 2.1 or above in the fields of architecture, geography, environmental studies, art, interior design or history .

Prospective students with a first honours degree at 2.1 or above in another discipline but with significant work experience in landscape architecture or related areas will also be considered for entrance on the masters' programme.

Training Course Content

Semester One

  • Urban Territory Studio
  • Research Methods
  • Theories and Philosophies of Landscape
  • Landscape Ecology and Ecosystem Services
  • Selecting Plants for the Designed Landscape

Semester Two

  • Advanced Landscape Architecture Design Studio
  • Designed Landscape Management
  • Professional Practice
  • Selecting Plants for the Designed Landscape
  • Special Topics (Postgraduate Independent Study)

Why choose Writtle University College

Ranked Top University-Sector Institution in England for overall student satisfaction!

*Based on NSS 2020 Based on Taught Data

Beautiful rural campus situated between London and the coast.

Rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted


Home Students


  • £5,668


  • Year 1 - £2,834
  • Year 2 - £2,834*

Continuing Studies

The DipLA may be considered as a fourth year in the continuation of an accredited three year BSc or BA Honours Landscape and Garden Design or Landscape Architecture degree to a professional course in Landscape Architecture.

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Writtle University College

Writtle University College offers a range of land-based, design and sport courses at various levels of academic study including Postgraduate, Undergraduate, Further Education, Short Courses and Apprenticeships. We also provide students with the options of being able to study certain...

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