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Key information

Qualification type

MArch - Master of Architecture

Subject areas

Architectural Design

Course type


Course Summary

Today's urban environment is being shaped by revolutions in biotechnology. Bio-integrated Design MArch takes these revolutions as the foundation for developing new, radical design solutions to shape our future built environment. This master's degree combines iterative design experimentation and conceptual work methods with laboratory testing protocols using new modes of production and simulation. Students embrace radically new design agendas that are informed by advances in biotechnology and synthetic biology, material science and computation, applying real biologic growth to the built environment with the aim to create innovative spaces and products that will help shaping life in our future cities. This programme is ideal for students with an undergraduate degree in architecture, landscape architecture and design-related degrees such as product design, graphic design and fine art.

This programme directly responds to contemporary environmental concerns and agendas in the built environment, combining science and design with cutting-edge technology to create prototypes and concepts for a better, greener future. You will learn in a community of diverse, world-leading experts, learning alongside a sister Master's degree with a scientific and analytical focus, Bio-integrated Design MSc. Workshops will be held throughout the year, led by experts from a wide range of fields including art and design, robotics, biotechnology and synthetic biology, material science and bio-chemical engineering. The Bartlett School of Architecture is recognised as one of the world's leading schools of architecture and graduates from our Master's programmes are highly sought after. Students will take this course in flexible study mode also.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


2 years

Start date



Students will take either Architectural Design Final Project or Urban Design Final Project.
Introduction to the Project Thesis (30 Credits) - Core
Technical Skills (15 Credits) - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students must have a minimum of a second-class Bachelor's degree from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.