UCL (University College London)

Course Introduction

This programme is centred on furthering the understanding of architecture and urban design in the development of building cities and the social groups that inhabit them. It offers an increase of specialism to those interested in the research and design of the built environment intending to take either an academic pathway or a specific direction within their current professional practice.

Course Modules

Core modules: design as a knowledge'based process; buildings, organisations and networks; adaptable cities; space syntax methodology and analytical design; spatial cultures; architectural phenomena; spatial justice. Options: analytical design research project; e'merging design and analysis.

Course Additional Entry

Normally a minimum of an upper 2nd class Honours degree from a UK university or an equivalent overseas qualification in an architectural or urban design related subject is usually required. Consideration will also be given to applicants from other fields, particularly human geography, anthropology and archaeology, and to applicants with degrees of a lower classification if they have considerable senior'level professional experience in the field. For applicants without a 1st degree or full professional membership, but with relevant and substantial work experience in the field, a special qualifying examination may be set.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £24,400  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £12,570  Academic year. First year home fees
3 - 5 years
MSc (Postgraduate)