MA Architectural Design
School of Architecture, Faculty of Social Sciences
We are one of the UK’s top architecture schools. You’ll enjoy the freedom to express yourself and develop the skills you need for your career.
About the course
|September 2016 start||
Course description 2016
This studio-based course will help you develop your own distinctive design practice.
You'll explore design processes and methodologies and there are opportunities to work on real-life projects with local and regional groups.
It's a challenging mix of design projects, seminars, research and fieldwork. Design theory and practice are compulsory. Through our pioneering Live Project initiative, you'll work on a real project for a real client such as a community group, a charity or a regional authority.
We want you to explore the subject, question accepted wisdom and contribute new ideas.
You can take this course as a stand-alone MA or as preparation for a PhD via our PhD by Design programme.
1 year full-time
|September 2017 start||
Course description 2017
This studio-based course will help you develop your own distinctive design practice. You’ll explore design processes and methodologies. There are opportunities to work on real-life projects with local and regional groups. You can take the course as a stand-alone MA or as preparation for a PhD via our PhD by Design programme.
Examples of optional modules
Teaching and assessment
Learning is through studio-based design work with individual and group tutorials, block seminars and workshops, traditional lecture modules, live projects involving real clients and real community projects.
You’ll be assessed on course assignments and examinations, design thesis and a dissertation.
1 year full-time
You’ll need a 2:1 honours degree or an equivalent qualification related to design in the built environment, such as architecture, landscape architecture or town planning.
Your degree doesn’t have to be design- based. If you have a lot of professional design experience we’ll consider your application.
We’d like to see your portfolio to get an idea of your design abilities. And we may ask you to come to an interview.
English language requirements
Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.
Fees and funding
You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It is a quick and easy process.
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The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.