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Architecture and Urban Studies MPhil

Architecture and Urban Studies MPhil

Key information

Qualification type

MPhil - Master of Philosophy

Subject areas

Architecture (General) Urban Studies

Course type


Course Summary

The MPhil in Architecture and Urban Studies (MAUS) is a programme of advanced study on modern and contemporary architecture and the continued development of cities around the world. Students from a variety of academic backgrounds work in an interdisciplinary environment with urbanists, environmental specialists, architectural theorists and historians and design practitioners. Students will explore a wide range of ideas, research methods and theoretical approaches in order to undertake critical and rigorous analysis of issues relating to both architecture and the challenges and complexities of the world’s rapidly changing cities. The course offers a flexible structure that is tailored to the needs of individual student’s research interests. Seminars and lectures are organised along two basic streams: 1) one focuses on the socio-political and cultural context of architecture and cities with an approach rooted in the humanities and social sciences; 2) the other one offers a more technical approach to architecture and urban planning (including transport, health and well-being, sustainability and environmental design). By the end of the programme, students will have acquired the type of research training required to carry on to the PhD, or if conceived as a standalone degree, will have acquired the skills to specialise and enhance their professional prospects.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


9 months

Start date


Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Applicants for this course should have achieved a UK High 2.1 Honours Degree. A 1st class or high 2.1 honours (at least 67%/3.6/4.0 GPA) Bachelor's degree in architecture, engineering, physics, applied science or an appropriate cognate discipline is required.