University of Westminster

Course Introduction

The course is designed to enable students to determine appropriate methodologies for research in architecture and design, and to use these techniques to formulate intellectual and creative work which investigates specific aspects or issues within the broad field of architecture; a series of theory'rich modules will stimulate you to analyse current trends in architecture, design theory and practice on the basis of your research and critical judgement, and use these insights to produce high quality written work; a set of design'oriented activities encourages students to develop their artistic, aesthetic and intellectual vision through the use of different media, in order to produce individual proposals with a high level of spatial, material and formal resolution.

Course Modules

Core modules: critical issues in architecture; design practice; picturing London; thesis development; major thesis project; option modules: applied animation; international environmental law; introduction to design computing; representations of diaspora, cultural identity and difference.

Course Additional Entry

Applicants are required to have a good Honours degree in architecture or a related built environment discipline; UK'based students will usually need to attend an interview; overseas students are asked to submit their portfolio in an electronic format; applicants whose 1st language is not English require at least IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £11,500  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £7,500  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time Day
MA (Postgraduate) £1,300  Credit module. First year overseas fees
2 years
Part Time Day
MA (Postgraduate) £850  Credit module. First year home fees