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Writtle University College

Landscape and Garden Design

UCAS Code: K310

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


Writtle University College welcomes applicants studying Access to HE Diploma courses. For more information please contact admissions@writtle.ac.uk

Writtle University College welcomes applicants studying the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ). For more information please contact admissions@writtle.ac.uk

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

24

Total (IB) Diploma point score of 24 or more

96 UCAS tariff points, to include 3 x HE (B1) higher An equivalent or higher combination of grades to that indicated above will also be accepted.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

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96 UCAS tariff points, to include 3 x B An equivalent or higher combination of grades to that indicated above will also be accepted.

UCAS Tariff

96

96 UCAS tariff points, to include one GCE A level grade C or above A minimum of four GCSEs grade A*–C (9-4) including, English Language, Mathematics and Science

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About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subjects

Landscape architecture and design

Garden design

**Why you should study Landscape Architecture and Garden Design at WUC…**

- Our BSc (Hons) degrees are accredited by the Landscape Institute and recognised by the International Federation of Landscape Architects.

- We have Accredited Educator Status from the Society of Garden Designers who also recognise our Landscape and Garden Design degree.

- You will have access to specialist studios and technical resources.

- You will build your portfolio by collaborating with real clients and ‘live’ projects.

- Our graduates have received high-profile design awards.

- You will have opportunities for frequent interaction with design professionals, providing one-to-one feedback.

- Our land-based background provides an opportunity to experiment with ecological principles, materials and design ideas on your own individual plot during your studies.

- You will be taught and advised by those practising in the professions of landscape architecture and garden design.

- Our courses develop a solid foundation in landscape and garden studies, offering a range of pathways for you to enter the landscape profession.

- You will be encouraged to express your own ideas and concepts through individual research proposals, presentations, design portfolios and exhibition work, so you are ‘industry-ready’ when you graduate.

This course prepares students for a working life in garden design, landscape design, and landscape architecture in a range of scales and applications, from residential gardens to parks, theme parks, and public gardens. Accredited by the Landscape Institute, this course may lead to Chartership as a professional landscape architect. Thoughtful, creative approaches to design process encourage work that improves quality of life and quality of the environment on every site.

BSc (Hons) in Landscape and Garden Design encourages the development of landscape design skills through making and drawing, both digital and hand-rendered.

A physical engagement with plants and green spaces is coupled with a sound background in the history and theory of landscape architecture and urbanism. An understanding and appreciation of professional practice, from working with and presenting to clients and managing projects, is also covered in this course.

Learning is typically project-based, either in landscapes with actual clients, or in hypothetical situations that work with real-life issues or problems. Typically, projects are guided and/or student-led. Lectures, tutorials, seminars, peer-learning and collaborations, site visits and international study tours, as well as substantial one-to-one help and advice allow students to develop their creative and practical skills to a high degree. In the third year students bring together all their knowledge and research interests in a project that will be part of an exhibition to promote students and their work to potential employers.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£11,900
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Writtle University College

Department:

Horticulture

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Top job areas of graduates

25%
Agricultural and related trades
16%
Design occupations
16%
Draughtspersons and related architectural technicians
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

If you want to design outdoor features, this is the degree for you. Prospects for landscape design grads have improved a lot of late and employment rates and salaries are better than the average. Easily the most common job for graduates from this discipline is as landscape architects, with architectural technicians and landscape gardeners also important options. Graduates from this degree are a lot more likely than the average to be self-employed so this also suits people with an independent streak.

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