The Bartlett School of Architecture has won candidate accreditation for two new landscape courses

The Landscape Institute has awarded candidate accreditation to the prestigious Bartlett School of Architecture for its new postgraduate landscape courses.

The Bartlett offers two courses, giving both graduates and career changers a valuable route into the landscape profession:

  • Landscape Architecture MA, a one-year master’s course for those who have completed LI-accredited undergraduate courses
  • Landscape Architecture MLA, a two-year conversion course for graduates without landscape architecture backgrounds

Candidate status indicates that the school is working towards full accreditation. The Bartlett will achieve this after their first cohort of students has successfully graduated.

Investing in the future

Poppy Smith, Head of External Affairs at the LI, is pleased to see more institutions investing in landscape education.

‘We’re delighted to support The Bartlett in their launch of two new Landscape Architecture programmes,’ Poppy said.

‘Landscape is where people, place and nature connect. Courses such as those at the Bartlett equip the next generation with the skills they need to transform the built and natural environment for the benefit of all three. I’m really pleased to see more institutions in the UK investing in this crucial profession.’

David Booth, Chair of the LI’s Accreditation Subcommittee, said:

‘I was excited to hear that the Bartlett wanted to introduce landscape architecture to their portfolio. It was a pleasure to support them through the validation and accreditation process.

‘The Bartlett is the only UK institution for architecture and the built environment to feature in the global top five of the QS Top Universities World Rankings. With such a prestigious reputation behind them, we look forward to seeing these new programmes developing in this rich and multi-disciplined environment.’

Imagination, strategy and knowledge

Laura Allen, Professor of Architecture and Augmented Landscapes at the Bartlett, directs the new courses. She said:

‘Landscape architecture can change the way we experience and think about our everyday and emerging environments. The Bartlett’s two master’s degrees allow both students with an undergraduate degree in a related discipline, and students with a Landscape Institute-accredited undergraduate degree, to develop imaginative design, strategic thinking and technical knowledge within the school’s unique studio culture.

‘We’re looking forward to working with the next generation of landscape architects to nurture a thoughtful and evocative approach to the design of landscapes for our cities and rural spaces.’

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