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An introduction to the practice of landscape architecture, its scope and potential with a focus on current issues and practices. Topics include the framework of commercial and environmental law; project stages and procedures; contracts, consultancy and client relationships; legal and professional responsibilities with specific reference to ethics, negligence and risk; contract law and tender procedures. Assessment includes case studies, preparation of contract documents, preparation of a professional portfolio and a test.  All students are required to have completed their Design Office Work Experience to requirements to satisfactorily complete this course.

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Term 2



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Fully on-site

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