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Landscape Architecture & Garden Design

In the age of climate change, the design and planning of both rural and urban environments is a hugely creative and rewarding career.


Our Landscape Institute accredited postgraduate programmes prepare students for an exciting career in landscape architecture, garden design and other related urban design disciplines.

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Students come to Writtle University College, to bring their passion to life and gain practical real-world learning - setting them up for a future career in their chosen field.

Writtle University College Landscape Architecture Alumni -

Rob Dwiar

BSc (Hons) Landscape and Garden Design
Postgrad Diploma in Landscape Architecture

"I entered the undergraduate course in Landscape and Garden Design at Writtle as an enthusiastic but raw student; I left Writtle - after completing a postgraduate diploma in Landscape Architecture - a skilled, knowledgeable and well-prepared designer and analyser of all things landscape.

Since leaving Writtle, I have worked for a large horticultural magazine and website, a multi-disciplinary landscape practice, won an RHS Gold Medal and am now a writer for an international publishing company."

Writtle University College Landscape Architecture Alumni - Mitsuteru Futoi

Mitsuteru Futoi

MA Garden Design Conversion
MA Garden Design

"I started learning how to design smaller scale garden projects when I was a student at WUC, but now I'm in a team designing big landscapes in urban environments. The sites are both domestic and international (China, South Korea and Hong Kong, etc.). The projects I work on are not easy, but they are enjoyable!

I am thankful to my tutors for their enthusiasm and expertise, motivating and encouraging throughout my studies."

Writtle University College Landscape Architecture Alumni - Dan Ryan

Dan Ryan

MA Landscape Architecture Conversion
MA Landscape Architecture

"Having graduated I have taken a job managing a historic park and gardens in Surrey. The skills I learned at Writtle help me every day in my work which varies from designing new features, working on restoration plans, or daily management with groups of volunteers.

The Landscape Architecture course at Writtle demanded so much from me and it was a real challenge but it was very rewarding and has given me the confidence that I have the right skills to move forward in my career."

How will you write your Writtle story?

For more information on the Landscape Architecture & Garden Design courses available at Writtle University College, visit our Postgraduate pages.

POSTGRADUATE COURSES

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE & GARDEN DESIGN


Set in our beautiful and stimulating campus, in rural Essex, close to Chelmsford, your studies are placed within the context of contemporary issues and real-life projects and opportunities to design better places in the age of climate emergency.

Steve Terry

Senior Lecturer in
Landscape Architecture & Garden Design


Our students are at the forefront of making better places and stronger, more resilient landscapes in a time of climate change. Landscape architecture and garden design, sometimes considered to be just an aesthetic pastime, is so much more than this, and students today are preparing to enter a profession to make positive changes to the world.

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Your environmental concerns for our world are explored and expressed through a wide range of design projects. You will work on both hypothetical and live design projects to test and expand your ideas responding to individual clients through to regional master-planning schemes.

Our courses are widely respected across the industry


Students have had the unique opportunity to hear talks from experts and participate in 'live' projects across the industry. Some of our recent partners have included Martha Schwartz Partners, Tom Stuart-Smith Landscape Design, Arup, BDP, Townshend Landscape Architects, Gillespies, The Landscape Partnership, The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), Gill Wynne-Williams Associates, Peter Piet.

Students will benefit from our dedicated design studio on our main campus, develop advanced plant knowledge by assessing our onsite plant collection and be part of a close knit community. At Writtle, you will benefit from one to one time with academics and practising professionals and leave equipped to embark on your professional career.

We grow plants...


...to help students understand biodiversity as well as design.

...to help students consider beauty and understand ecological value.

...to help students consider how to mitigate, or work with the effects of climate change.

...to contribute to students' learning about health and well-being.

WEBINARS, 1:1 SESSIONS
AND VIRTUAL OPEN DAY HUB

Find out everything you need to know about our undergraduate and postgraduate courses, by joining us online at one of our 'Subject Webinars' or talking 1:1 with an academic. You can also visit the Virtual Open Day Hub for a range of fantastic information to view online and download.

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