UCL (University College London)

Course Introduction

The Architectural Computation MRes offers a self-directed route which concentrates on research skills, for those intending to take a doctoral degree or those looking to take their existing architecture and computating experience to a higher level. The programme can be taken alone or as the first year of Virtual Environments, Imaging and Visualisation (VEIV) EngD. On completion of the programme, students will be able to use computational techniques in architecture, understand and predict the consequences of their design actions through computational processes, integrate their predictions into the design process, and carry out self-sufficient research into new methods and processes. The Architectural Computation programme at UCL offers a unique perspective on the application of technology to the built environment. The programme team, drawn from the Space Syntax Laboratory - the originator of the discipline - comprises both architects and experts in artificial intelligence. After completing the programme, many graduates go on to join leading architectural and engineering practices, either directly with design teams or with specialist modelling groups. Students will take this course in flexible study mode also.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
Masters in Research (MRes) £11,060 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
Masters in Research (MRes) £11,060 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
Masters in Research (MRes) £21,790 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
Masters in Research (MRes) £5,500 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
Masters in Research (MRes) £5,500 European Fees
2 years
Part Time
Masters in Research (MRes) £10,720 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students need to have a second-class Bachelor's degree from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Candidates are expected to have some basic computing experience. Applicants with a lower standard of degree may be considered if the degree is in a subject appropriate to the programme and the applicant has considerable experience as a professional at a senior level.
  • International entry requirements: Students need to have: IELTS overall grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each of the subtests; overall score of 92 with 24/30 in reading and writing and 20/30 in speaking and listening in Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL) iBT; overall score of 176 with 169 in all subtests in Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English; overall score of 176 with 169 in all subtests in Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English; pass at Mastery level when achieved with a pass at Mastery level in the Pitman International Spoken test (ISESOL) in City & Guilds (Pitman Examination in International ESOL); 62 overall, with a minimum of 59 in each Communicative Skill in Pearson Test of English (Academic); successful completion of ISE III with a ?pass? in all components; overall mark of 65%, with at least 60% in each of the four subtests in UCL Diploma in English for Academic Purposes; overall mark of 65% with at least 60% in each of the four elements of the examination in UCL International Pre-Master's Courses; mark of 65%, with at least 60% in each of the subtests in UCL Pre-sessional English Courses.