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12 months

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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Architecture (General)

Course type


Course Summary

Course overview

Personalise your studies and tailor your expertise in architectural design and research. This programme combines architectural theory with a variety of specialist options that outline innovations and contemporary practice.


Whether you’re a recent graduate or an experienced architect, our MA in Architecture equips you with enhanced specialist skills and knowledge in architectural design.

This highly flexible programme provides a grounding in architectural concepts and research methods and offers a choice of specialist options. You can focus on enhancing your design and technical skills or alternatively pursue a research or design research path in preparation for future PhD study.

Our range of specialisms enable you to personalise your studies to match your interests and experience. From the application of virtual reality and virtual environments, to sustainable design, building information modelling, and environmental assessments.

You can gain real-world experience through studio-based architectural design projects or by completing an optional placement with a research group in the School of Architecture.

There are opportunities to take part in field trips and visit world-leading exhibitions and practices. You will also meet professionals from renowned architectural firms. Specialists from Heatherwick Studio, Foster + Partners and Zaha Hadid Architects are regular guests in our design reviews.


The module provides an introduction to key architectural concepts, themes and theories that have been influential in the field of architecture globally from 1900 onwards. It also introduces a framework for the understanding of the ongoing discourses in the field. It engages with a wide range of written texts on architectural theory – whether these originate from within architecture or from other disciplines – as well as architectural designs that have been informed by those ideas.

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Entry requirements

You will normally need a 2:1 honours degree or above, or equivalent, in an appropriate field of study. For example, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Interior/Art Design, Civil/Structural Engineering or Urban Design.

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