AA School of Architecture

Course Introduction

The Design Research Laboratory (DRL) is a 16-month post-professional design research programme leading to a Masters of Architecture and Urbanism (MArch) degree. For the last 20 years, the world-renowned lab has been at the forefront of design experimentation, pioneering advanced methods in design, computation and manufacturing. The lab is structured around an evolving framework of three-year research cycles that interrogate architecture and urbanism from the city scale to the Nano-scale. Led by experts in the field of architecture, design and engineering, the AADRL pursues innovation and interdisciplinary design recognized in many fields outside of architecture and fostered through partnerships with companies such as Ferrari, Festo, AKTII, Reider and Odico Robotics. The lab remains a space of collaboration and curiosity and looks to develop the next generation of architects who will actively participate and influence their field. Distinguished graduates have gone on to found offices, lead advanced research groups or teach at schools worldwide.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
2 years
Full Time
Master of Architecture - MArch Home Fees
2 years
Full Time
Master of Architecture - MArch European Fees
2 years
Full Time
Master of Architecture - MArch Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students need to have five-year professional architectural degree (BArch/Diploma equivalent).
  • International entry requirements: Students must be able to provide evidence of competency in both spoken and written English. Applicants need to have IELTS score of 6.5 overall with at least 6.0 in each category. IELTS reports have a two year validity period.