BA (Hons) Urban Landscape Architecture

Landscape considers how we use space at a vast range of scales. This course focuses on urban design, combining creativity, curiosity and technical skill to design innovative ways of using the natural and built world.

  • Work in state-of-the-art studios.
  • Develop practical design knowledge through project work.
  • Learn from experienced academic staff, practising designers, and researchers.
  • Explore the functional, expressive and social impact of new construction technology.
  • Understand the interactions between people, activities and places.
  • Learn how environment can influence mood and behavior.

The Department of Architecture at Ravensbourne takes a multidisciplinary approach to its degree programmes. Urban landscape architecture is positioned alongside both the architecture and interior design courses so there will be opportunities to meet, learn and work with students from these other disciplines.

While studying you will gain experience of team working, interdisciplinary collaboration, and the entrepreneurial skills and broader business awareness necessary to survive, succeed and innovate in the creative professions.

You will graduate having developed your skills in the planning and design of urban landscapes, as well as the spaces where we live, work and relax.

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

5 reasons to apply for this course

  1. Unparalleled opportunities in a design specialist institution 

  2. State of the art facilities and digital technologies in an award winning building 

  3. Outstanding teaching from senior industry experts, with direct contacts to the professions and industry 

  4. Challenging creative projects, that are contemporary and future facing 

  5. International Profile, a renowned history of success, a top 10 world academic institution in its subject areas, based in London a dynamic world city. 

About this course


3 years full time


Tuition fee and Scholarship/bursary information

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Entry requirements

Students will normally be expected to possess five GCSEs (grade C or above) or equivalent (including English and Mathematics) and also to hold at least one of the following or equivalent UK or international qualification:

  • 2 A levels, grade C or above
  • 4 AS levels, grade C or above
  • 2 vocational A level, grade C or above
  • Level 3 Foundation Diploma or National Diploma
  • Advanced Diploma, grade C or above
  • International Baccalaureate, 28 points or above

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Key study topics

  • Future facing creative urban design, 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


"I always enjoy coming to Ravensbourne's degree show at their new state-of-the-art RIBA award-winning building at Greenwich Peninsula... it is a real gem for anyone who wants to talent spot and see what the future holds."Alan Philips, Alan Philips Architects

What the next three years will look like

You 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.

Year 1

The first year of the course introduces the student 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 comprise a largely shared curriculum across BA (Hons) Interior Design Environment Architectures (IDEA), BA (Hons) Architecture, and BA (Hons) Urban Landscape Architecture, In the third term a specialist Landscape Unit is offered.

All students have the opportunity, with appropriate counselling, to move between courses at the end of Level 4 if they wish to do so.

Year 2

The second year of the course, 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.

Year 3

For the final year of the course, students develop individual, independent lines of enquiry focused in their specialist subject. A major design project and dissertation allows them to build on the practical and theoretical elements developed in earlier years.


Successful completion of this course can lead to postgraduate study in MA Environment Design.

It is anticipated that a Master's in Landscape will be added to the other Master's courses currently in development and Landscape Institute accreditation will be sought.