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Writtle University College

Landscape Architecture

UCAS Code: WK23
BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
BSc (Hons) 5 years part-time 2017
Ucas points guide

96

% applicants receiving offers

75%

Subjects
  • Landscape & garden design
  • Design studies
Student score
75% LOW
86% HIGH
% employed or in further study
Not Available
78% LOW
Average graduate salary
Not Available
Not Available
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Diploma
DD

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
MMM

International Baccalaureate
24

UCAS tariff points
96

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 96 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

75%

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

£9,250

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

Modules

Year 1: gardens and plants through time (b); sector studies (lg); gardens and plants through time (a); spatial design studies; site interpretation; landscape interpretation; context, meaning and form. Year 2: academic and professional development (lg); materials, methods and technologies; landscape in thought and image; site and concept; the dynamic site. Year 3: dissertation - comprehensive design project; landscape urbanism; detailed design applications; landscape planning and law; professional practice; public landscapes; professional focus - design profile.

Writtle University College

Writtle College

Set in beautiful landscaped gardens on a 220 hectare estate, Writtle offers a very unique student experience.Established in 1893 and a partner of the University of Essex, we are one of the oldest specialist institutions in the UK providing a range of degrees related to the Sciences and Arts.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
44%
56%

Year 1

36%
64%

Year 2

31%
69%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
95%
5%

Year 1

100%

Year 2

8%
86%
6%

Year 3

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 75%
Student score 75% LOW
Able to access IT resources

75%

Staff made the subject interesting

92%

Library resources are satisfactory

75%

Feedback on work has been helpful

75%

Feedback on work has been prompt

75%

Staff are good at explaining things

83%

Received sufficient advice and support

92%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
28% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
51% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
11% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
274 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
63% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
4% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study Not Available
Average graduate salary Not Available
Graduates who are agricultural and related trades

19%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

15%

Graduates who are draughtspersons and related architectural technicians

11%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Landscape designers and architects have had a difficult few years as the recession has hit their small industry quite badly. Things may be looking up for this small group of graduates, and easily the most common job for graduates from this discipline is as landscape architects. Some may have to wait a little while for the right opportunity, especially if they're based in parts of the country where there aren't many jobs in the field.
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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 92%
Student score 86% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

67%

Staff made the subject interesting

92%

Library resources are satisfactory

67%

Feedback on work has been helpful

83%

Feedback on work has been prompt

92%

Staff are good at explaining things

100%

Received sufficient advice and support

92%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
3% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
87% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
11% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
0
2:1 or above
82% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
0% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 78% LOW
Average graduate salary Not Available
Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

7%

Graduates who are artistic, literary and media occupations

7%

Graduates who are design occupations

22%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
The UK has a proud reputation as a centre of design excellence, and last year, design was behind only nursing in the number of graduates from UK universities with nearly 13,700. Not all areas of design have been affected equally by the recession, so bear this in mind when you look at the stats. At the moment, things are looking a little better for fashion and textile designers and not as good for interior or multimedia designers – but that may change by the time you graduate. In general, design graduates are more likely than most to start their career in London. This also varies by subject – fashion designers often find jobs in the North West. Some employers in the field, particularly in London, are a little prone to asking graduates to work for free, so while it’s not the norm – one in nine design graduates from 2012 starting design jobs in London were working unpaid – it does go on.
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