**Why you should study Landscape Architecture and Garden Design at WUC…** - Our BSc (Hons) degrees are accredited by the Landscape Institute and recognised by the International Federation of Landscape Architects. - We have Accredited Educator Status from the Society of Garden Designers who also recognise our Landscape and Garden Design degree. - You will have access to specialist studios and technical resources. - You will build your portfolio by collaborating with real clients and ‘live’ projects. - Our graduates have received high-profile design awards. - You will have opportunities for frequent interaction with design professionals, providing one-to-one feedback. - Our land-based background provides an opportunity to experiment with ecological principles, materials and design ideas on your own individual plot during your studies. - You will be taught and advised by those practising in the professions of landscape architecture and garden design. - Our courses develop a solid foundation in landscape and garden studies, offering a range of pathways for you to enter the landscape profession. - You will be encouraged to express your own ideas and concepts through individual research proposals, presentations, design portfolios and exhibition work, so you are ‘industry-ready’ when you graduate. This course prepares students for a working life in garden design, landscape design, and landscape architecture in a range of scales and applications, from residential gardens to parks, theme parks, and public gardens. Accredited by the Landscape Institute, this course may lead to Chartership as a professional landscape architect. Thoughtful, creative approaches to design process encourage work that improves quality of life and quality of the environment on every site. BSc (Hons) in Landscape and Garden Design encourages the development of landscape design skills through making and drawing, both digital and hand-rendered. A physical engagement with plants and green spaces is coupled with a sound background in the history and theory of landscape architecture and urbanism. An understanding and appreciation of professional practice, from working with and presenting to clients and managing projects, is also covered in this course. Learning is typically project-based, either in landscapes with actual clients, or in hypothetical situations that work with real-life issues or problems. Typically, projects are guided and/or student-led. Lectures, tutorials, seminars, peer-learning and collaborations, site visits and international study tours, as well as substantial one-to-one help and advice allow students to develop their creative and practical skills to a high degree. In the third year students bring together all their knowledge and research interests in a project that will be part of an exhibition to promote students and their work to potential employers.