Kingston University London

Course Introduction

This course is structured to allow you the maximum opportunity to explore design through the thoughtful engagement with site, precedent and materials, to build upon your previous education and practice, to develop individual strengths, to explore theoretical issues and to gain familiarity with UK practice. The admission criteria are set to ensure that only those with appropriate previous educational achievement within the discipline and who are capable of independent study will be admitted.

Course Modules

Modules include: Research contexts for architecture; design research (context); design research (process); MArch (design) thesis (design resolution); material research; MArch (design) thesis (environmental integration); MArch (design) thesis project. Optional modules: computing for design; history and theory; philosophy and critique; context of sustainability; conservation and heritage; material resolution; design control and management; sustainable cities; landscape and urbanism theory; applying technology; live project.

Course Additional Entry

An Honours degree and evidence of a range of experience in either architectural practice or an allied design or construction environment; ARB/RIBA Part 2 or equivalent is preferred; interview and portfolio; applicants whose 1st language is not English require Academic IELTS of 6.5 overall.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £13,700  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £4,800  Academic year. First year home fees