International Federation of Landscape Architects – Europe accredits courses

March 2015

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(NOTE: This is an archived press release.)

Writtle College courses have been accredited by the International Federation of Landscape Architects - Europe.

The federation has accredited the College’s BSc (Hons) Landscape Architecture and BSc (Hons) Landscape and Garden Design. The recognition also extends to postgraduate courses; the MA in Landscape Architecture and Postgraduate Diploma in Landscape Architecture – which are also accredited by the Landscape Institute - and the College’s postgraduate conversion courses in Landscape Architecture.

The criteria looked at the taught modules and their percentage of design, ecology and professional practice. It also assessed the technical and theoretical distribution across the modules, plus the description of the curriculum.

It means that Writtle College is now a member of IFLA – Europe, which aims to establish, support, and promote the landscape architectural profession across Europe.

The federation, founded in 1948, contributes to international discourse, shapes and disseminates European initiatives and facilitates the exchange of information, whilst promoting excellence in professional practice, education and research. It aims to create a culturally rich, diverse and sustainable Europe.

Dr Saruhan Mosler, Senior Lecturer in Landscape Architecture, said: “We are pleased to be a part of the largest and most respected landscape architecture association in Europe. It will strengthen our profile and promote even more European and international students to our accredited courses.”