MLA Master of Landscape Architecture / Entry requirements

Year of entry: 2022

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Academic entry qualification overview

Part 1 entry

Students eligible for the MLA will normally have a minimum of a second class degree in a closely related subject area. The following disciplines are typical although this is not an exhaustive list and the suitability of all applicants will be assessed via a combination of portfolio and interview:

  • Design for the built environment including: Architecture, Urban Design and Planning, Interior Design, Garden Design.
  • Other design or arts related disciplines may also be considered, including: fashion, film, graphics, product design, etc.
  • Land or plant-based sciences including: Geography, Horticulture, Forestry or agriculture, Ecology, Environmental science and management.
  • Engineering, including especially: Civil, hydrological and structural engineering.

International students with a closely related qualification from their country may be eligible for Part 2 entry, but, in the majority of cases, a two-year course is required in order to adapt to the specific professional and cultural context of the discipline in the UK.

Overseas applicants will require IELTS with an overall score of 6.5 with no less than 5.5 in any category, or an equivalent accepted English qualification.

Direct Part 2 entry

Candidates with a minimum of a second-class degree in an accredited UK undergraduate Landscape Architecture course will normally be accepted directly into Part 2 of the MLA.

Candidates from other countries with an IFLA recognised undergraduate qualification of an equivalent standard may also be eligible for direct entry at year 2.

Candidates from other very closely related disciplines (principally Architecture and Urban Design) may be considered, subject to providing evidence of a Level 6 understanding and knowledge of additional subject areas specific to landscape architecture.

Overseas applicants will require IELTS with an overall score of 7.0 with no less than 6.0 in any category, or an equivalent accepted English qualification.