Design Dissertation Studio 1 (30 Credits)
The module enables students to gain further experience in research by undertaking a substantive project exploring specific issues relevant to their own interests in landscape. Design Dissertation Studio 1 is designed to develop independent learning, self-reliance, work planning skills and a professional approach to study and work. Students develop their understanding of their degree subject specialism through a project that responds to social, cultural, economic, historical and landscape/architectural and public garden contexts relevant to their chosen site and field of research. They consider the importance of biodiversity, ecological and sustainable approaches to design through site analysis and other evaluative processes. Students apply the results of their investigative research to a landscape design concept competition.