Drawing on the European Landscape Convention and other instruments, this MA explores the complex interrelationships that exist between built heritage, planning, design and landscape in different places. Anticipating, managing and making decisions about the character of our cities, neighbourhoods and rural areas are difficult challenges everywhere in the world. Also, these decisions are often made within the kind of technical, political and bureaucratic processes that many communities, developers and even specialists find difficult to engage with. Graduates of this MA programme will become effective and persuasive participants within these processes: their real-world and cross disciplinary skills and competencies will help to ensure that the decisions made about built environments, heritage and landscape assets everywhere will be more robust and sustainable.
This programme is taken on a full time basis over 12 months. Teaching hours will be two to three days per week over two twelve-week terms together with up to two afternoon studio sessions or tutorials per week, all supported by individual study / reading time. There will be a 7- to 8-day rural field trip in the second teaching term. Shorter study visits (optional) and day field visits are included in other modules where appropriate; students will be asked to contribute towards the cost of the study visits. The Dissertation is completed in the summer months following the second teaching term.
Students who pass Part 1 (including those who pass with an aggregate score of less than 50%) may exit the programme and be conferred with a Postgraduate Diploma in Landscape, Built Heritage and Design. Students who progress to Part 2 but neither pass nor complete Part 2 may also be conferred with a Postgraduate Diploma in Landscape, Built Heritage and Design.