Postgraduate Study in Landscape
The National Student Survey results for 2010 place Sheffield top for graduate employment for all UK landscape design courses with a score of 90%. This is an impressive figure at a time of recession and gives a strong indication of how well respected the Landscape Department and its students are amongst employers. Sheffield Landscape Graduates also scored the department at an impressive 88% for overall student satisfaction and over 90% for learning resources.
Our Department and City
The Department of Landscape at Sheffield is the largest independent landscape school in the UK. Our team of 16 full-time, permanent staff supported by additional associate tutors enables us to offer an exceptionally comprehensive and integrated landscape education. Staff research and professional activities ensure that our courses are at the cutting edge of landscape theory and practice.
Postgraduate students at Sheffield benefit from innovative approaches to teaching and learning, delivered in a supportive environment, and have technical and administrative support staff.
As a city, Sheffield offers a relaxed, low cost and safe place to study, where students can enjoy the benefits of urban life with easy access to Sheffield´s numerous parks and green spaces, and the Peak District National Park, easily accessible by foot or cycle from the University.
Sheffield graduates are highly sought after by the landscape profession and can expect to receive an entry level salary of £20,000 on completion of their studies.
Our Postgraduate courses lead to the qualifications of Postgraduate Diploma and Master of Arts (MA). The Diploma is achieved on successful completion of the taught modules, whilst the MA requires completion of a dissertation.
An inspirational place to learn
We've just moved back to the University's famous Arts Tower – a spectacular listed building that's just had a £25million refurb. Join us and you'll enjoy stunning panoramic views from your studio over Sheffield and the beautiful Peak District.
There's more to it than that, of course. Each studio is kitted out with state-of-the-art facilities to stimulate and nurture your creativity – from drawing boards and spray booths to our wireless network and high-spec computers running powerful industry-standard design software.
Make yourself at home
We're not just a world-class academic department – we're a sociable bunch too. There's always an event coming up with Landmark, our student society – whether it's a guest speaker, a site visit or just a drink and a chat.
You'll be on first-name terms with teaching staff, and your personal tutor is on hand to deal with any problems. And our director of student welfare takes care of any particular support needs you might have
Our student cohort is drawn from over 20 different countries world-wide and we provide a unique programme enabling international students to rapidly acquire the language, study and subject- specific skills they need to get the best from our courses.
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Our Postgraduate courses
MA in Landscape Architecture/PG Diploma
This is a two year course, accredited by the Landscape Institute. This is a `conversion´ course for graduates of non-accredited subjects who want to practise as Landscape Architects in the UK or other IFLA member countries.
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MA in Landscape Studies/PG Diploma
This is a one year course for graduates who want to acquire some knowledge of and competencies in landscape architecture. It is not a professionally accredited course. However, it is identical to the first year of the MA in Landscape Architecture, and successful completion of the Diploma stage of this course can be used as a basis for entry into year two of the professionally accredited route.
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MA in Landscape Management/PG Diploma
This is a one year full-time or two year part-time `conversion´ course for graduates of non-accredited subjects who want to practise as Landscape Architects, specialising in management. You will normally need relevant professional
experience in addition to a graduate qualification to enrol on this course.
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