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Urban Landscape Architecture

Entry requirements


A level

C,C

Access to HE Diploma

P:45

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

24

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

MPP

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MPP

UCAS Tariff

64

64 Tariff Points from accepted Level 3 qualifications.

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Architecture

Combine creativity, curiosity and technical skill to explore how we reimagine the natural and built environment. With access to state-of-the-art facilities and expert teaching, students will develop planning and design skills to plan urban landscapes and consider the way in which our environments can influence our mood and behaviours.

Students will work across a vast range of scales, from cityscapes to coastlines, and build up a portfolio of work which showcases the breadth of their skills and understanding. Graduates go on to secure work in areas such as urban consultancy and community development, in industries like film and TV, leisure and games design.

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

Modules

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.

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.

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.

Assessment methods

Students will be continually assessed through the completion of practical and written work including essays, analysis, individual and group presentations, critical self- and peer evaluation, practical and technical tests, and the completion of individual and team projects.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£16,500
per year
International
£16,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Ravensbourne University London

Department:

Higher Education

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

68%
low
Architecture

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Architecture

Teaching and learning

72%
Staff make the subject interesting
73%
Staff are good at explaining things
68%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
81%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

75%
Library resources
68%
IT resources
68%
Course specific equipment and facilities
30%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

87%
UK students
13%
International students
44%
Male students
56%
Female students
73%
2:1 or above
14%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
E

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Architecture

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£20,000
med
Average annual salary
93%
med
Employed or in further education
51%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

25%
Design occupations
22%
Architects, town planners and surveyors
11%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals

Architecture had a difficult time a few years back during the great recession, but those days are over and the degree is in demand as house building and infrastructure have increased in importance. Most working architects secure jobs in the architecture industry, more usually starting as assistants rather than full-blown architects or chartered technicians. Some, however, move into management, design or marketing roles, where they find their planning, design and project management skills are very welcome. Nearly half the architecture-related jobs last year were in London or the South-East, and this group are rather more likely than average to find their jobs through personal contacts, so polish your networking skills, or see if you can get work experience if you want to succeed as an architect.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Architecture, building and planning

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£18k

£18k

£23k

£23k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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