Are you passionate about natural and built environments? Do you have the vision to design and manage green infrastructure to enhance the wellbeing of others? Our degree courses are the gateway to your future.
Landscape architects are shaping the UK’s biggest infrastructure project – HS2. They are developing the design vision, carrying out landscape and visual assessments to minimise the impact on the countryside and are consulting with communities to protect the quality of the place.
Our courses are carefully designed with input from employers and professional bodies to embed the practical skills, academic knowledge and the business acumen you need to succeed in this diverse industry.
Our 330-hectare campus is perfectly located in the grounds of a 17th Century manor house and boats a range of contrasting designed landscaped. Studying in our £9million National Centre for Horticulture, the Environment and Sustainable Technology, you will have access to state-of-the-art facilities including dedicated design studios.
Taught by an award-winning, nationally successful team of staff, you will develop your industry knowledge with off-site visits, visiting speakers, international study tours and opportunities to showcase your skills at national competitions.
Our students have won 2 Best in Show, 4 Gold, 8 Silver Gilt and 5 Silver awards over the last 10 years for their RHS medal winning show gardens
The UK Horticultural industry employs around 300,000 people across a variety of disciplines
Industry focused, career ready…
Our BSc (Hons) in Landscape Architecture is supported by the Landscape Institute and aligns with the Pathway to Chartership syllabus and the Landscape Institute areas of practice.
We are committed to providing first-hand experience through our network of industry partners and professional advisors. Together, we ensure that you develop the skill set to impress employers.
Your modules will be career focused and you will take part in landscape design and management projects with local authorities and with organisations such as Groundwork Cheshire, Cheshire Garden of Distinction, World of Wedgewood and market-leading suppliers, Marshalls.
Where could your degree take you?
Whether you are looking for a career that’s academic, scientific, creative or ‘hands-on’, there’s more to horticulture than meets the eye. There are a variety of lucrative career pathways available to you that combine art, design and management skills.
Here are just some of the careers available in this sector:
- Greenspace manager
- Garden designer
- Landscape architect
- Parks and landscape manager
- Historic landscape consultant
- Landscape contract manager
- Landscape ecologist
- Landscape planner
Where will you be studying?
You will be learning in our dedicated National Centre for Horticulture, the Environment and Sustainable Technology which brings together all aspects of the horticultural industry including primary food production, ornamental nursery stock production, landscape construction and design, amenity horticulture, environmental design and green keeping.
Your CAD and graphic design skills will be developed in our fully-equipped design studios with CAD software including Vectorworks, GIS systems with Digimap and Google SketchUp and we offer an ‘atelier’ studio for individual and group project work.
Your University Centre Reaseheath Experience
We want you to make the most of your university experience. You will be learning in smaller-sized seminar groups with like-minded people who share your passion for the industry and your expert lecturers will be on-hand to support you throughout your academic career.
You can put your design and visual communication skills into practice and build your network of industry
contacts at shows and events such as the RHS Tatton Flower Show and RHS Chelsea Flower Show.
Relevant visits will help you to gain valuable experience in the field of construction and landscaping and there are opportunities to compete in WorldSkills UK landscape gardening competitions.
You will broaden your horizons with visits to heritage gardens, experience different landscapes and townscapes and get the chance to join study tours to world famous gardens and commercial producers, in the UK and abroad.