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BA (Hons) Urban Landscape Architecture

Ravensbourne University London
Program overview
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
Start dates
September 2022

September 2023

September 2024

About this program

BA (Hons) Urban Landscape Architecture

In studying this innovative and interesting combination of architecture and planning, students will consider how people use space across a diverse range of urban environments.

The course brings to life the challenges faced by the industry and the solutions created by some of the great architects and designers in this area.

Students will develop their cityscape architecture and planning skills. They will learn how to balance national trends, regional characteristics and local traditions.

The course will offer the opportunity to explore the functional, expressive and social impact of new construction technology.

Key study topics include:

  • Experiment and exploration in new kinds of place making
  • Town study visits in the UK and abroad, looking at contemporary design
  • Opportunities to take part in international events and competitions
  • Live project opportunities
  • Parametric and computer generated design at the cutting edge
  • Latest techniques for designing structures and rapid prototyping
  • History and theories of architecture, design and cities
  • Business knowledge and skills
  • New developments in urban design projects around the world

Admission requirements

Students will be expected to have five GCSEs (grade C/level 4 or above) or equivalent (including English), and hold at least one of the below or equivalent UK/international qualifications.

Qualifications accepted:

  • 2 A levels, grade C or above
  • 4 AS levels, grade C or above
  • 2 vocational A levels, grade C or above
  • Level 3 Foundation Diploma or National Diploma
  • Advanced Diploma, grade C or above
  • International Baccalaureate, 24 points or above

Selection criteria

Students should ideally have a background in art, creative media, or design. Applicants are expected to submit a portfolio of work which shows a range of their skills and demonstrates why they would be a good fit for the course.

We may also consider a combination of portfolio and academic qualifications and take into consideration progress made during studies and/or relevant work experience.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Year 1

In level 4 (year one) students will be introduced to the different aspects of built environment study, the design process and the underpinning skills and theory.

The first two terms of this year of study comprises a largely shared curriculum across BA (Hons) Interior Design Environment Architectures (IDEAs), BA (Hons) Architecture, and BA (Hons) Urban Landscape Architecture.

In the third term a specialist Landscape Unit is offered. We also encourage students to start thinking about their contextual studies research.

Year 2

The second year of the course, (level 5) shifts towards interpretation of knowledge gained and the application of the skills acquired in Level 4 in the creative process and explores the subject specialisms in more depth.

All Design Studio Units are specialist Units for Urban Landscape, while History and Theory Units are shared with other courses. We also set briefs that encourage students to collaborate together and create work as part of a design team.

Year 3

Students will bring their learning together in a final major design project, where they will investigate and make urban landscape design decisions.

We also ask students to show their contextual studies research and thinking in a long form dissertation. Students will leave with a portfolio that shows their skills in addressing the opportunities and challenges raised through increasingly dense populations and high competition for resources.

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.


  • Tuition fees for UK students: £9,250 per year
  • Tuition fees for International students: £16,500 per year


Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) – BA (Hons)

Career paths

Graduates may go on to work across different areas of landscape: design, management, planning and urban design in private practice or government offices, helping to create thriving communities and sustainable places.

About this institute

Ravensbourne University London

Ravensbourne University London is an innovative, industry-focused university located at the heart of London’s newest creative community on the Greenwich Peninsula. They're champions of creativity and collaboration, dedicated to giving their learners the specialist skills and opportunities they need for...

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