Ravensbourne University London - BA (Hons) Urban Landscape Architecture

Ravensbourne University London

BA (Hons) Urban Landscape Architecture

Why study this urban landscape architecture degree?

  • Work in state-of-the-art design studios
  • Tackle social, economic and ecological needs to enhance livelihoods 
  • Take part in international events, competitions and live projects
  • Visit and study contemporary towns – at home and abroad 
  • Level-up your practical design knowledge
  • Learn from experienced academic staff and practising designers
  • Explore the functional, expressive and social impact of new construction tech
  • Understand the interactions between people, activities and places
  • Learn how environment can influence mood and behaviour

Urban landscapes are changing dramatically. Cities worldwide are implementing plans to maintain the vitality of metropolitan areas and make them attractive and sustainable to residents, business and tourism. Here lies your enthralling challenge.

If you study this degree in urban landscape architecture, you will be given a diverse education across urban planning and landscape architecture – from cityscapes to coastlines. As Ravensbourne University London has excellent links to industry, we place great emphasis on teaching you the tricks of the trade that will truly prepare you for the professional environment. 

Entry Requirements

Students will be expected to have five GCSEs (grade C/level 4 or above) or equivalent (including English), and hold at least one of the below or equivalent UK/international qualifications.

Qualifications accepted:

  • Two A levels, grade C or above
  • Four AS levels, grade C or above
  • Two vocational A levels, grade C or above
  • Level three Foundation Diploma or National Diploma
  • Advanced Diploma, grade C or above
  • International Baccalaureate, 24 points or above

Selection criteria:

Students should ideally have a background in art, creative media or design. Applicants are expected to submit a portfolio of work which shows a range of their skills and demonstrates why they would be a good fit for the course.


Academic 5.5 overall and a minimum of 5.5 in each component: reading, writing, speaking, listening.

Career Prospects

Graduates may go on to work across different areas of landscape: design, across management, planning, urban design in private practice or government offices or in roles helping to create thriving communities and sustainable places.

Course Details

Year 1

In level 4 (year one) students will be introduced to the different aspects of built environment study, the design process and the underpinning skills and theory.

The first two terms of this year of study comprises a largely shared curriculum across BA (Hons) Interior Design Environment Architectures (IDEAs), BA (Hons) Architecture, and BA (Hons) Urban Landscape Architecture.

In the third term a specialist Landscape Unit is offered. We also encourage students to start thinking about their contextual studies research.

Year 2

The second year of the course, (level 5) shifts towards interpretation of knowledge gained and the application of the skills acquired in Level 4 in the creative process and explores the subject specialisms in more depth.

All Design Studio Units are specialist Units for Urban Landscape, while History and Theory Units are shared with other courses. We also set briefs that encourage students to collaborate together and create work as part of a design team.

Year 3

Students will bring their learning together in a final major design project, where they will investigate and make urban landscape design decisions.

We also ask students to show their contextual studies research and thinking in a long form dissertation. Students will leave with a portfolio that shows their skills in addressing the opportunities and challenges raised through increasingly dense populations and high competition for resources.

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