Kingston University London - Landscape and Urbanism MA

Kingston University London

Landscape and Urbanism MA

This course is designed for architects, landscape architects, environmental designers, and strategic planners who want to be involved in designing the cities of the future.

Design projects will address live briefs at a range of scales, from the strategic to the site-specific. Themes include the public realm, green and blue infrastructures, resilient and adaptive city strategies, growth and transformation through time, climate change, biodiversity, and zones of transition.

Through critical case studies and your final MA project, you may tailor the course to your interests and study chose areas in greater depth.

Reasons to choose Kingston University

  • You will have opportunities to work on live projects such as European and local consultancy briefs within the Landscape Interface Studio.
  • There are international workshops, external lectures and optional visits to London shows, museums, and institutions (these may incur additional costs).
  • There are opportunities to work in collaboration with the industry. Students have worked with Arup, AECOM, Atkins, Gustafson Porter + Bowman, Grant Associates, and Historic Royal Parks.

Entry Requirements

  • A 2:2 or above honours degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline.

  • IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no element below 5.5.

Career Prospects

On this course you will have the opportunity to work on collaborations with industry both nationally and internationally. Examples include the following:

  • ARUP (London Olympics, High Speed 2, Cities Alive)
  • AECOM (London and Rio Olympics)
  • Canal and River Trust
  • Gustafson Porter London & Seattle
  • Grant Associates (Singapore Gardens by the Bay project)
  • Hestercombe Gardens Trust
  • Historic Royal Parks
  • Kingston Royal Borough Council
  • London Wildlife Trust
  • National Trus

Course Details

You'll work on a range of design projects, which reflect opportunities and challenges of contemporary landscape urbanism, at global and local scales.

Themes include public realm, green and blue infrastructures, wellbeing, growth and transformation through time, climate change, biodiversity, city and identity, and zones of transition.

Modules in research and theory support critical reflection, while study of materials and techniques supports appropriate technical knowledge and inquiry.


Landscape and Urbanism Design Portfolio 01
Landscape and Urbanism Design Portfolio 02
Landscape and Urbanism Theory, Research and Representation
Landscape and Urbanism Professional Practice, Process and Making
Masters Project

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