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Architectural and Urban Design MSc

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Full time


1 year

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Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Urban Studies Urban Engineering Architectural Design

Course type


Course Summary

The programme provides specialist training in design for candidates who already hold a first degree in architecture. The programme aims to expose candidates to a range of cutting-edge approaches, strategies, research and experimentation techniques in architectural design.

Learning outcomes

Graduates of this programme will have the capacity to: demonstrate leadership within an architectural design-team context; critically evaluate the possible roles architectural design plays within the larger field of cultural production; comprehend some of the key consequences digital media have for the conception, design and representation of architecture.

Career opportunities

On completion of this programme, you will have added a significant qualification to your existing architectural degree, one that is held in high regard by potential employers. The skills and learning you will gain will help you to pursue your career at a higher level, or branch out into a particular specialism.


This is dissertation-type course involving work in various digital and analogue media that will be a product of individual or group work. The project will be supervised as a dissertation would be. It will focus on a topic to be developed in discussion with the course organiser. But students are encouraged to develop topics that relate to their own motivations in practicing architectural design. Topics may be developed over the course of semester 2, with the final submission date being in September. The central academic concerns of this course are the integration of various intellectual themes, specified architectural design strategies, and appropriate digital representation techniques.

Tuition fees

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Entry requirements

A professional qualification in architecture, usually a five-year programme, with a strong portfolio of design work with clear author/co-author attribution.

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