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Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Design (Non-Industrial) Architectural Design

Course type


Course Summary

This course has been open to graduates in architecture and engineering who wish to develop skills and pursue knowledge in an architectural design science located in new production paradigms. This year we will continue to investigate new synergies of architecture and ecology through the critical intersection of computational design and fabrication. Our focus is on the experiential and social potential of new material and spatial configurations for architectural and ecological urban systems situated in the dynamic contexts of emerging biomes. The programme is designed to stimulate critical thinking through the experience of research-driven design projects that are developed in an intellectually rigorous and creative studio environment. Our projects are pursued in multiple iterations - as hypotheses, to material and computational experimentation, to robotic fabrication and evaluation. At the same time students reflect on this work in presentations and group discussions throughout the year, and analyze their findings in scientifically structured papers.

Our Masters MSc programme has two distinct phases - the Studio and the Dissertation. Both Studio and the Dissertation are aligned with, and supported by the research of the programme team and the advanced expertise our alumni and research colleagues in practice and industry.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


12 months

Start date



The Studio workshops, seminars and design projects are led by EmTech staff and associated researchers and offer a creative and intellectually rigorous sequence that builds knowledge and skill. It provides an intensive engagement in Design Science and introduces our students to the wider community of design researchers in London practices. It concludes with guiding students through the formation of a detailed proposal for an original architectural inquiry that is to be pursued in the Dissertation.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

The fee for 2018/19 is: £25,575. There might be slight increase in 2019/20.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

The fee for 2018/19 is: £25,575. There might be slight increase in 2019/20.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have a Professional degree or diploma in architecture, engineering, industrial/product design or other relevant discipline