London Metropolitan University

Course Introduction

**Why study this course?**

London Met’s Architecture MA is a design and research'based course that will allow you to develop your own creative and intellectual thesis. Drawing on the strengths of The Cass in architecture and design, the course is taught in parallel with the Professional Diploma in Architecture RIBA 2. With its wide range of tutors, studios and interest groups, you’re provided with a strong platform from which to develop your own MA thesis.

In the most recent (2015'16) Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey, 100% of graduates from this course were in work or further study within six months.

**More about this course**

Our Architecture MA degree provides you with a practical and theoretical understanding of both architecture and interior design, presenting you with a rare opportunity for high'level study of both these areas.

The course is open to graduates of architecture, interior design and other closely related subjects and is taught in parallel with the Professional Diploma in Architecture RIBA 2.

Drawing upon the established strengths of The Cass in architecture and interior design, you’ll explore their common interest in spatial design and work within an established critical theoretical framework.

The main subject areas you’ll cover are in design, history and theory. Each module contains complementary skills and knowledge for you to master and together they will thoroughly test your ability in this field. You’ll learn from a wide selection of tutors, studios and interest groups, and there will also be a strong emphasis on your own self'directed study.

The design'based and research'orientated structure of the MA will help you focus on improving your skills and developing excellence in the work you to produce. Likewise, the coursework provides a strong design platform from which you can develop your thesis creatively and intellectually.

Watch the video introduction to the Architecture Research Unit by course leader Professor Philip Christou and lecturer Professor Florian Beigel to learn more about the learning processes that will guide your studies on the Architecture MA.

Course Modules


Design: Research

Design: Concept and Proposition

Design Dissertation or

History and Theory Dissertation

Optional modules:




Concepts of Space

Poetry and Architecture

Forgetting of Air

Cinema and the City

The Soundscape of Modernity

Digital Design Techniques and Energy

Comfort and Buildings.

You may choose to submit a written or a design dissertation as your major project.

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MA £12,285 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MA £1,710 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA £1,365 Home Fees

Qualifications required:

  • You will be required to have a good honours degree in architecture, interior design or a closely related subject. The personal statement in the application form should articulate the applicant's academic and professional interests and ambition. Applicants are required to demonstrate design talent, ability and motivation through presentation of a portfolio. All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language.