Course overview

  • Starts: Sept 2022
  • Duration: 3 years
  • Mode: Full time
  • UCAS code: K310
  • Fees: UK: £9,250 / INT: £16,500

Ideal for: aspiring architects and urban designers who wish to create structures and spaces that meet social, economic and ecological needs

The city's your canvas.

Our urban landscape architecture degree will enable you to 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, you will develop planning and architectural design skills to plan urban landscapes and understand how environments can shape our mood and behaviours.

*Source: Applications open for 2022 entry

Student showcase

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Work by student Shpend Pashtriku

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Student work designed for Southwark Peace Garden

Students were asked by the Southwark community to design and build a garden for people affected by knife crime.  

Undergraduate work on the Urban Landscape Architecture course

Student work from Shpend Pashtriku.

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Work by student Isobel Clancy

Sarah Agill student on the Urban Landscape Architecture course.

Work by student Sarah Agill

Why study this urban landscape architecture degree?

  1. Work in state-of-the-art design studios
  2. Tackle social, economic and ecological needs to enhance livelihoods 
  3. Take part in international events, competitions and live projects
  4. Visit and study contemporary towns – at home and abroad 
  5. Level-up your practical design knowledge
  6. Learn from experienced academic staff and practising designers
  7. Explore the functional, expressive and social impact of new construction tech
  8. Understand the interactions between people, activities and places
  9. Learn how environment can influence mood and behaviour

Urban landscapes are changing dramatically. Cities worldwide are implementing plans to maintain the vitality of metropolitan areas and make them attractive and sustainable to residents, business and tourism. Here lies your enthralling challenge.

If you study this degree in urban landscape architecture, you will be given a diverse education across urban planning and landscape architecture – from cityscapes to coastlines. As Ravensbourne University London has excellent links to industry, we place great emphasis on teaching you the tricks of the trade that will truly prepare you for the professional environment. 

In studying this innovative combination of architecture and urban planning, you will consider how people use space across a diverse range of urban environments. You will examine the key challenges facing the industry and contemplate the solutions presented by some of the greatest architects and urban designers in the field. 

You will develop your cityscape architecture and planning skills and learn how to balance national trends, regional characteristics and local traditions. By the end of this urban landscape architecture course in London, you will have the know-how to create structures and spaces that meet a multitude of social, economic and ecological needs.

Throughout your undergraduate studies, you will build up a portfolio of work which showcases the breadth of your urban landscape architecture design skills. You will investigate the complexity of contemporary urban aspects, design innovation, and advance conversations around how we build and inhabit cities in the 21st century.

Graduates jump into employment across a multitude of areas, including landscape design, management, planning, community development and urban design consultancy. Working in private practice or government offices, many are helping to create thriving communities and sustainable places in industries such as: film and TV, leisure and games design. 

Is it time you laid the foundations for your exciting urban landscape architecture career? 

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Key study topics

Key study themes for this BA hons degree in urban landscape architecture include: 

  • Explore and experiment with new kinds of place making 
  • Town study visits in the UK and abroad
  • Cutting-edge parametric and computer-generated design
  • 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

The specifics

Architect's playground.

Study urban landscape architecture design in London – in an award-winning building

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Facilities

Our facilities are open to every student

Our facilities are open to every student

One of the best things about our facilities is that they are open to all students no matter what course they are studying.

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Materials library

The Ravensbourne materials library is curated by Material ConneXion, a business that introduces brands to the latest material innovations.

The materials scientists at Material ConneXion select innovative materials relevant to the courses at Ravensbourne and that reflect current trends in design and manufacturing.

Samples of these materials are then added to the library so students and staff can browse the physical collection for inspiration, material ideas and applications.

The library hosts 1,500 material samples and an interactive table for further research and access to the Material ConneXion database.

External visitor information

If you wish to come and see the materials library and have a short tour, please contact us to organise.

The materials library can be used by external students registered with the SCONUL access scheme.

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Prototyping suite

Prototyping suite

Our rapid prototyping suite helps students to turn ideas into realistic proofs of concept with the use of state-of-the-art 2d and 3d printing and fabrication.

Students can run off a working 3d prototype in less than a day, laser cut a range of 2d and 3d printed materials or use the latest dye-sublimation fabric printers to add incredible patterns to fabric.

We also have one of the world’s first and best multi-material Polyjet printers to produce detailed and precise prototypes that have a final-product look and feel.

Training is provided on specialist equipment and our helpful and friendly staff are on hand to support you in turning your ideas into working prototypes.

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iMac suite at Ravensbourne

iMac suite at Ravensbourne University - ideal for design students and computing students.

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Kit Store at Ravensbourne

As a digital student, you'll need access to equipment relevant to your course that will support your learning.

The Kit Store provides a wide range of equipment that students can borrow to complete their projects. Staff can also borrow equipment to deliver their practical sessions. 

It houses a wide range of equipment from industry standard manufacturers, including cameras, audio, lighting, and more.

Staff at the Kit Store are trained in various relevant departments and are available to give advice on all the equipment within the store, to help you realise your project.

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Library at Ravensbourne

The Ravensbourne University library has a large collection of print, online and multimedia resources available for staff and students to use.

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