AA School of Architecture

Course Introduction

The programme engages with real'life problems affecting buildings and cities throughout the world. Providing alternatives to the global architecture and brute force engineering that are still the norm in most large cities requires new knowledge on what makes a sustainable environment and the role architecture can play. Design research for the SED Masters programme is driven by strict performance criteria following a process of adaptive architecturing that proceeds from inside to outside, attuning the built form and its constituents to natural rhythms and inhabitant activities. Key objectives of all SED projects are to improve environmental conditions and quality of life in cities, achieve independence from non'renewable energy sources and develop an environmentally sustainable architecture able to adapt and respond to changing urban environments.

Course Modules

Modules include: myths and theories of sustainable architecture; environmental design primer; refurbishing the city; lessons from practice.

Course Additional Entry

A professional degree or diploma in architecture, engineering or any other related discipline. Students whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.5 or equivalent (with a minimum 6.0 in each component).

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MArch £30,683  Whole course. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MArch £30,683  Whole course. First year home fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £23,262  Whole course. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £23,262  Whole course. First year home fees