Greenwich, Manchester and Edinburgh programmes win approval

University of Greenwich
University of Greenwich has one of the newly accredited courses. Photo: Hufton + Crow

The Landscape Institute has accredited three new university courses:

Master of Landscape Architecture, University of Greenwich (full accreditation)

The University of Greenwich has created the Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) by bringing together its one-year conversion course and its one-year postgraduate diploma. This offers a structured journey for individuals who wish to retrain as landscape architects. And because the two separate courses have been rebranded into a single masters course, applicants are eligible for student loans.

Master of Landscape Architecture, Manchester Metropolitan University (candidate accreditation)

MMU has achieved candidate accreditation for its newly-created masters course. The Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) provides a route into the landscape profession for both landscape graduates and graduates of related subject areas. Candidate accreditation shows that the university is working towards achieving full accreditation after its first cohort of students have graduated successfully.

European Masters in Landscape Architecture (EMiLA) at the University of Edinburgh (candidate accreditation)

Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (ESALA) is one of five partner institutions across Europe offering the EMiLA programme. These courses offer an interesting proposition, as in their final two terms, students travel to a different European university to conclude their studies.

Accreditation means that graduates are automatically eligible for licentiate membership of the LI, the first step towards LI chartership. LI accreditation is also recognised by the International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA).

Visit our careers website for more information on the accredited courses available. To find out more about our accreditation of landscape courses, view our accreditation page.

Institutions wishing to apply for accreditation should contact LI education development officer Poppy Smith at


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