If you are interested in studying Landscape Architecture at the University of Gloucestershire you can find out more about each of our courses below.

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Landscape Architecture

Landscape Architecture is concerned with the assessment, planning, design, management and conservation of landscapes of all types and at all scales, including urban, rural and the rural-urban fringe.

The central core of the subject is design. As an academic subject it is underpinned by research and scholarship in a wide range of areas that draw on the arts and humanities, the physical, natural, environmental and social sciences, and the use of analogue and digital techniques to analyse and communicate ideas.

Bigger global issues are also addressed, such as the impacts of climate change, protecting and conserving the natural world and its biodiversity, the food crisis and helping public health and wellbeing.

If interested in these subjects, either from a scientific or arts background, or wish to pursue both, then studying landscape architecture at the University of Gloucestershire will put you on the pathway towards professional recognition and a fulfilling career. For the three year degree, followed by a master’s, you’ll work in fully-equipped studios to develop your design creativity and hone your professional practice skills.

What kind of work will you do? Here’s one of our student proposals for a holiday development in South Wales showing the nature of a final landscape drawing completing the project. It has immediate impact thanks to the quality of the artwork but the design is the result of extensive research into the nature of the site and the kind of layout and function the client was hoping for.

As to the content of the modules underpinning the design projects, the two central concerns of land­scape architecture are ecology and art. Ecology should be seen as including human ecology, as well as natural process­es and materials, such as soils and drainage, plants and microclimate. The concern is clearly with applied ecolo­gy. The importance of art arises out of the fundamental fine art tradition of landscape architecture, and it establishes the central significance of ideas and meaning through the study of aesthetic, environmental, social, cultural and economic factors influencing the development of landscapes and gardens in both urban and rural areas. Again the concern is with the application of this knowledge to the creation of sustainable designs.