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DN120
Landscape Architecture

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

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This course is suited to students who love design, nature and the outdoors. 
Landscape architects are involved in enhancing, improving and conserving our natural and built environment, creating inspiring places to live, work and relax and transforming degraded environments.

The Design studio is central to the programme and students work on creative projects both individually and in groups.

Lectures cover Ecological and Environemental Sciences, Human Sciences, Technology & Culture, Professional & Managerial Skills.

 



Drawing, landscape representation and computer graphics are part of the syllabus, though artistic talent is desirable. 

This four-year Honours Level 8 BSc (Landscape Architecture) Degree Programme is accredited by the Irish Landscape Institute (ILI) and recognised by the European Foundation for Landscape Architecture (EFLA).

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Erasmus study periods abroad are also available for students.

Most graduates work in Landscape Architecture practice, either with private consultancies or in local government. After two years of approved graduate work experience, graduates can sit the Irish Landscape Institute (ILI) professional practice exams leading to full professional membership of the ILI. 

Many of the skills acquired during the Landscape Architecture programme are transferable to other areas. Some graduates progress to work in education (design or environmental science), or as landscape managers with responsibility for the upkeep, care and development of particular sites. Many others progress to further academic study in such diverse areas as spatial planning, environmental resource management or environmental psychology.




Course is the only one of its kind in Ireland. It uniquely focuses on giving you the scientific base on which to build your creative, technical and management skills needed to work in this expanding area.



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