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Geography and Environmental ScienceUndergraduate study

Qualifying as a landscape architect

Landscape architecture is likely to require further study on top of your geography degree. It is sometimes possible to combine this study with gaining experience, so be sure to research the sort of course you want to take. 


  1. A degree in a relevant subject, such as geography.
  2. A postgraduate qualification in landscape architecture. These are usually very competitive, so having a relevant degree is helpful. Make sure to take a course which is accredited by the Landscape Institute
  3. Gaining membership of the Landscape Institute, which requires two years of practical experience and a practical exam.

Work experience

As always, experience can improve your CV and practical experience in a landscape-related field can be helpful in applications.

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