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Advanced Architectural Design PGDip

Advanced Architectural Design PGDip

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Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

Architectural Design

Course type


Course Summary

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.

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Study mode

Full time


21 months

Start date



This class aims to consolidate and develop your knowledge in key thematic areas - contemporary architectural history and theory, urban design and culture, technology and environment and new forms of media and communication. It's organised around lectures and workshops to map out ideas, thinkers and projects from a variety of disciplines that have a direct bearing on the production and use of buildings and cities. You are introduced to a field of knowledge that is drawn from the social sciences, architectural and construction history, political science, cultural studies, economic and critical theory.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

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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 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.

University information

The University of Strathclyde is a leading international technological university, renowned for meeting the needs of students and employers through its high quality teaching and research. Strathclyde was named UK Entrepreneurial University of the Year 2013/14, More recently it has been named as Business School of the Year (Times Higher Education Awards 2016). Recognised as one of the largest providers of postgraduate education in the UK, a...more