A minimum of 96 UCAS points
Full-time: 3 years
A key feature of the programme is the development of vocational and professional skills and students benefit from access to the extensive estate and managed ornamental grounds within the campus and a range of high quality resources to support learning. In addition, a 5 week work placement* in the second year ensures that students are prepared for professional working life and Elements of Practice within the Landscape Institute educational framework are embedded within the curriculum content. Professional knowledge, values and ethics are reinforced throughout the programme but particularly at Level 6 to reflect the Landscape Institute Pathway to Chartership programme.
The course features:
- Develop employability skills through work experience placements
- Direct learning from the industry through guest speakers, site visits and study tours
- This course is supported by the Landscape Institute, through its alignment with their areas of practice.
- Facilities include £8 million National Centre for Horticulture, the Environment and Sustainable Technology, including design studios, an aquaponic glasshouse and 2021 commissioned 200m2 Vertical Farming Centre.
*Travel arrangements at your own cost.
What will I study?
Students undertake a credit-based work placement* to further enhance the development of professional knowledge. Delivery for this module will take place across the academic year. Students will be tasked to secure a placement during the period from October to March and a work placement induction week will take place the first week following the Easter break to provide students with an overview of placement requirements and responsibilities. The placement period will take place over 5 weeks following the induction week. Is it the responsibility of the student to identify and secure a suitable placement and to finance any associated costs. However some guidance may be sought for the course team.
Modules (all at 15 credits with the exception of the dissertation module and landscape major project which are both double credit modules at 30 credits) include:
- Plant Use and Association
- Principles of Environmental Science
- People, Place and Landscape Context
- Digital Communication Skills
- Site Assessment
- Conservation of British Habitats
- A minimum of 112 tariff points from A and AS levels.
- Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) – A minimum of grade DDM
- Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) – a minimum of grade D*D*
- City & Guilds Level 3 Technical Advanced Extended Diploma (1080 – first awarded in 2019) – a minimum of grade DDM
- City& Guilds Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma (720 – first awarded in 2019) – a minimum of grade D*D*
- Mature students (aged 21+) will be considered on an individual basis on their prior knowledge and experience. This may be assessed by interview, completion of coursework/essay or other methods. There may be a requirement for a formal qualification to be completed first e.g. Access to HE course.
- Students with a Level 5 qualification in a related subject may be eligible to join the third year of the course
- Postgraduate study.
- Landscape architect
- Parks and landscape manager
- Historic landscape consultant
- Landscape management consultant
- Landscape contract manager
As a Higher Education student you will have two main costs to meet; your tuition fees and living costs.
Our full-time tuition fees for UK and EU students, entering University, can be found on the student finance page. These fees are charged for each academic year of a course and are set by the college annually.
If you are an international student or for the latest information on tuition fees visit the student finance page on our website.
As part of your experience on the programme, you will need to set aside a budget for:
- The cost of travel to sites and occasional day trips and off site projects
- The study tour, which will normally require around £350-£400 for travel and accommodation, in addition to daily expenses
- Printing, binding, modelmaking, drawing equipment, portfolios and associated stationery costs approximate £400-£700
- Materials for the final exhibition, which may be up to £250
- Costs associated with a placement, travel, accommodation, materials etc.
Students will require drawing equipment for the duration of the course. A list of essential and recommended materials will be supplied prior to enrolment.
Membership of the Landscape Institute – £32 (1st June-31st May)
Student membership of the Landscape Institute is really useful to have to be able to access the member networking sections on the Landscape Institute website, discounts for conferences and the quarterly editions of the Landscape Journal. Once you have completed the programme, you could then apply for Licentiate Membership.
British Association of Landscape Industries – £15 per annum.
- Non mandatory field trips non-credit baring, approx. £60 a year
- Study tour non-credit baring, approx. £450 a year
- PPE Steel toe capped boots, £40
- Gloves, £5
- Drawing equipment/materials, approx. £100
- A laptop/PC/Mac that supports GIS and Vectorworks software. Many students may already have this, if not they will need to purchase a sufficient device. Students will be able to get free software for the duration of their studies
Prices of equipment are subject to change dependent on retailer.
The horticulture industry is incredibly varied and I collaborate with many different environmental disciplines. My job is very interesting as I work with corporate clients, large developers and government departments. I spend around half of my time at my desk, preparing reports, and the remainder I’m on-site or at meetings.
Rick Tomlinson BSc (Hons) in Landscape Design and Management
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