London South Bank University

Course Introduction

The programme provides students who have completed an accredited undergraduate degree in architecture with the opportunity to define their own interests, speculating on and refining a personal response to the design and making of architecture. The Postgraduate Diploma in architecture course encourages and engages in debate around contemporary culture, the postmodern city, and relationships between urban and landscape conditions through diverse and considered responses to the architectural design project, and critical research expressed in extended, structured writing.

Course Modules

Modules: Design 401; design 402 (arts, media and digital design); design 403; history and theory (critical thinking); energy and resource efficiency in design; professional practice and design economics; design 501; design 502 (arts, media and digital design);dDesign 503; architecture and theory (dissertation); technology 5 (technical thesis).

Course Additional Entry

This course is usually intended for graduates of architecture courses where students who hold a university degree and part 1 professional qualification recognised the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). Applicants to the course should have a 1st degree in architecture (class 2.1 or better); however, the University recognises that individuals may develop additional skills outside university, and will interview such applicants who have developed a high quality portfolio of relevant academic and practice work. Applicants for this course must also meet the following additional entry requirements: Students holding overseas degrees in architecture should, desirably, demonstrate that their work has RIBA part 1 equivalence by contacting the Architects Registration Board regarding the ARB Prescribing Examination; applicants for the part'time course should be working in practice; all students considered for admission will be required to attend an interview with a portfolio of work; if located overseas, applicants will be required to send a portfolio of work to the admissions tutor. We will also consider applications from those who have gained skills through a wide range of vocational qualifications, or relevant responsible experience.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
2 years
Full Time
MArch £10,500  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 years
Full Time
MArch £8,450  Academic year. First year home fees
3 years
Part Time
MArch £7,000  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Part Time
MArch £4,960  Academic year. First year home fees