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Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Architectural Design

Course type


Course Summary

Revolutions in biotechnology will shape our futures. Bio-integrated Design MSc brings together the creative and scientific skills required to address the challenges of developing new materials, providing energy and increasing wellbeing. You will learn to complement scientific protocols with iterative design methods, using new modes of simulation and production. You will also learn how advances in the fields of life science and material science can be applied to create innovative environments. This programme is ideal for students from a scientific background, with an undergraduate degree in biology, biotechnology and synthetic biology; civil, biochemical and environmental engineering and material science. Students from other technical backgrounds who can demonstrate skills and experience from iGEM or biohacking are welcomed.

This programme is also open to students from architecture or other design backgrounds who can demonstrate a strong scientific ability, academically or professionally. It is a science-orientated programme, in which students undertake cutting-edge research, analysis and experimentation with new modes of architectural simulation and production. The interdisciplinary nature of the degree merges a wide range of expertise, employing laboratory testing in biotechnology and synthetic biology; novel design as a research tool to encompass high-end computation and fabrication; multifunctional and bio-receptive materials; ecology and space. MSc directly responds to contemporary environmental concerns and agendas in the built environment, combining science and architectural design with cutting-edge technology to create prototypes and concepts for a better, greener future.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


2 years

Start date



Introductory Project (45 Credits) - Core
Historical, Cultural and Theoretical Skills (15 Credits) - Core
Technical Skills (15 Credits) - Core
Final Year 1 Project (75 Credits) - Core
Thesis Report (30 Credits) - Core
Introduction to the Research Thesis (30 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.