A career in landscape architecture offers students an internationally recognised profession where they design and managed urban and rural landscapes to create great places where people want to live, work and visit.  

Due to the wide breadth of the profession, students gaining entry onto a course can come from a variety of subjects: geography, art and design, biology, graphic design or economics. There are over 10 professionally accredited undergraduate and postgraduate courses offered by universities in the UK for students to choose from. The starting salary for graduates in the profession is £24,000 rising to £30,000–£45,000 once they are chartered. The graduate employment rate is 85%. 

This is a fantastic time to join the landscape profession, with high employment rates and competitive graduate salaries, students are signing up to a  secure  life-long fulfilling profession. For more information about careers in landscape architecture, go to www.bealandscapearchitect.com where you can watch videos, read student and professional profiles and explore the different university courses on offer. 

The ‘Be a Landscape Architect’ team will be attending the Design your Future careers fair in both London and Manchester this November where you can speak to landscape professionals and university leaders for more advice. 

You can also order our new careers brochure for your careers library by emailing careers@landscapeinstitute.org

This article forms part of October's Spotlight newsletter for careers advisers and others working with young people to promote the professions. You can see the full newsletter and subscribe here.