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Key information
Source: HOTCOURSES, March 2017.


Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

Architectural Design

Course type


Course summary
Source: HOTCOURSES, March 2017.

This course gives you the opportunity to explore architecture in a broad-based manner through theoretical and practical work. It demands a high level of design ability and self-motivation while giving you the chance to explore and develop projects related to your own interests. You will appraise current theoretical approaches to architecture and urban design then assess and show their relevance in existing and proposed contexts. You will also develop and demonstrate formal and technical architectural ability. If you complete all diploma work to a satisfactory standard you may have the opportunity to convert your diploma into a MArch. This requires an extra three months of study. You will have the opportunity to study abroad (subject to academic performance). The department has the most expansive international exchange programme in the UK. We have agreements with 22 institutions across Europe, Canada, the Far East and South America.

Different course options
Source: HOTCOURSES, March 2017.

Study mode

Full time


21 months

Start date


These are the sub-topics that you will study as part of this course.

Source: HOTCOURSES, March 2017.

Professional Studies 5 - Core

This class aims to prepare you by developing your knowledge, skill and maturity to carry out, on qualification, their professional and architectural duties responsibly and effectively. It introduces you to issues of cost control mechanisms within the context of the architectural design and construction process, to business issues pertaining to running an architectural practice, to procurement methods and the administrative and contractual procedures involved in administering an architectural project.

Design Studies - Core

This class is organised within a meta-theme shared by the year, and developed within design units. Design Studies comprise two projects, Design Studies 5 A and 5B; the first consisting in the in-depth investigation, analysis and development of a design proposition, the latter in its detailed resolution.

Cultural Studies - Core

This class provides students with the opportunity to define, explore and articulate an area of investigation of their own interest in the production of an appropriately illustrated dissertation. You'll develop an argument and demonstrate a position using evidence from your research.

Tuition fees
Source: HOTCOURSES, March 2017.

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements
Source: HOTCOURSES, March 2017.

Students need to have a first or second-class Honours degree in Architecture from a UK/EU university. Students with a degree from an overseas university should apply for the MArch Architectural Design (International). An academic portfolio will be required containing all relevant design work from your previous course of study.

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