Involving the study of creative arts in combination with natural science and the craft of the gardener, graduates of this degree programme are well equipped to take up positions as garden designers and landscape consultants.

You will be encouraged to visit a range of gardens, parks and landscapes throughout the UK and Europe to develop your design skills and gain a further understanding of garden planning. New topics and interests will be constantly covered so as to stretch and stimulate.

This programme is recognised by the Landscape Institute and is a progression route towards full membership of this professional body.

Hadlow College boasts a 256-hectare estate containing woodland and aquatic habitats, landscape training centre, design studio and dedicated science laboratories.

The university is investing £76 million in a new building to house the campus library, TV studios and academic facilities for disciplines including architecture, design and construction. Stockwell Street is a short walk from the Greenwich Campus and year 3 of this programme will be delivered there from 2014.

The first two years of the programme are delivered at Hadlow College and the remaining years of study at Stockwell Street.

The aims of the programme are:

  • To develop students' understanding of design principles and plant knowledge
  • To help students to understand the needs of the client and produce innovative and traditional designs
  • To teach students the history of garden design and its influences on the modern world.
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Detailed Course Facts

Tuition fee
  • GBP 9000 Year (EEA)
  • GBP 10350 Year (Non-EEA)

EU/Home: £9,000 International: £10,350

Scholarships available - please see our website

Start date September  2015
Duration full-time 36  months
Languages Take an IELTS test
  • English
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time

Course Content

Year 1

  • Visual Studies (15 credits)
  • Basic Design (15 credits)
  • Plant Science and Soils (15 credits)
  • Surveying (15 credits)
  • Hard and Soft Materials 1 and 2 (30 credits)
  • Garden Management for Garden Designers (15 credits)
  • Garden Design CAD (15 credits)

Year 2

  • Garden Design 1: Sites and Materials (15 credits)
  • Garden Design 2: Ideas and Theories (15 credits)
  • Planting Design (15 credits)
  • Garden Design 3: Client and Process (15 credits)
  • Garden Design Site Practices (15 credits)
  • Construction and Planting (15 credits)
  • Digital Landscapes (15 credits)
  • Ecology and Conservation (15 credits)

Year 3

  • Garden Design Masterplan (30 credits)
  • Garden Design Development (15 credits)
  • Garden Design Detail (15 credits)
  • Professional Studies (15 credits)
  • Advanced Representation (15 credits)
  • History and Philosophy of Garden Design 1 (15 credits)
  • Historic Garden Conservation (15 credits)

English Language Requirements

To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

take an IELTS test.
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Applicants should have:

240 UCAS points

FROM A-levels, preferably one in a science-based subject

OR a Level 3 vocational qualification.

PLUS all applicants should also have a GCSE grade C or above in English, maths and science

• In addition, applicants will either need a Level 3 qualification in art, or be able to demonstrate an artistic portfolio at interview.

• Life experiences are taken into account when considering applications.

• Applications from mature students are welcome.

Work Experience

No work experience is required.


This programme is recognised by the Landscape Institute and is a progression route towards full membership of this professional body.

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