Key information
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Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

Architectural Design

Course type


Course summary
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In this course student will develop skills in advanced design, analysis and architectural critique designing complex buildings in a variety of contexts and addressing social, cultural and environmental issues. It shares the same curriculum so they will join students on this course in an exciting and challenging environment. The course is made up of studio design work, lectures, special projects and workshops. The focus of study is on design project work including the analysis, synthesis and appraisal of design ideas. Student will then show their understanding of these ideas through drawings, physical and digital models, written and graphic work. Each part of the course allows to explore and develop projects related to their own interests in contemporary architecture.

Different course options
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Study mode

Full time


21 months

Start date


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

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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
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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

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements
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First or second-class Honours degree in Architecture, or equivalent agreed academic standard. Students with a degree in architecture from an UK/EU university should apply for the MArch Advanced Architectural Design. This academic portfolio will be required containing all relevant design work from their previous course of study.

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