University of East London

Course Introduction

Course summary

Whether you want to expand your field of expertise, or deepen it, this unique one'year course will enrich your knowledge and enhance your career in the fields of Urban Design, Sustainable Architecture, Computational Architecture, Critical Architectural Heritage, and International Development and Practice.

The course is aimed at architecture graduates wishing to specialise, and at those within the ‘built environment’ – such as planners, psychologists, quantity surveyors or designers.

This is a bespoke degree in which you can take advantage of the wide range of study areas, or concentrate your energies on a specific area.

For instance, if you work as a planner you might find the Urban Design modules most profitable. If you are a conservation officer, the range of options for Architecture and Heritage could suit you best. If you are an architect, the Architecture and Practice specialisms could add most to your own practice.

The course will enhance your career as well as providing an ideal base from which you could choose to go on to doctoral study.

Course Modules


•Urban Design (Option)

•Computational Architecture (Option)

•Architecture and Heritage (Option)

•Sustainable Architecture (Option)

•Design for International Development (Option)

•Architecture and Practice (Option)

Theory 1

•Urban Design: Principles of Cities (Option)

•Computational Architecture: Programming (Option)

•Landscape Theory (Option)

•Critical Writing (Option)

Theory 2

•Urban Design:City Building (Option)

•Computational Architecture:

Advanced programming(Option)

•Sustainable Architecture:Retrofit (Option)

•Landscape: Technologies (Option)

•Critical Studies (Option)

•Architecture and Heritage: Theory (Option)

Thesis (Core)

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MA £7,080 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MA £12,850 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA £1,180 Home Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Minimum 2.2 Honours in an Built Environment Discipline
  • We would normally expect you to have Grade C in GCSE English and Maths.