University of Westminster

Course Introduction

The Architecture MA provides a course that is wide-ranging and flexible, facilitating alternative modes of study and a range of options, including the choice of either a written or design-based thesis. The programme also allows for specialism through its three designated pathways: Architecture (Cultural Identity and Globalisation); Architecture (Digital Media) and Architecture (History and Theory), or alternatively, you can also create your own pathway, under the heading Architecture MA, by selecting and combining relevant modules that meet your individual requirements.

The range of optional and specialist modules offered allows you to develop your individual learning trajectories through the in-depth study of specific subject areas, involving theoretical components as well as practical applications. A series of theory rich modules will stimulate you to analyse current trends in architecture, design theory and practice on the basis of your research and critical judgement, and use these insights to produce high quality written work in a scholarly manner.

In parallel, a set of design-oriented activities encourages you to develop your artistic, aesthetic and intellectual vision through the use of different media, in order to produce individual proposals with a high level of spatial, material and formal resolution. The course is taught within a dynamic learning environment that comprises seminar-based sessions along with studio-based activities, suitably integrated by a wide range of lectures, tutorials, site visits, research training sessions, and independent study periods.

The Department of Architecture is consciously international in its educational thinking and academic links, and its graduates are amongst the most sought after anywhere in the world. The flexibility offered within the course is intended to extend your creative abilities and enhance your employability and performance as design professionals. Typical employment destinations for Architecture MA graduates include architectural practice but also other design disciplines, media and the arts. The course may also form a platform for continuing study with a career in academia or research.

Start Date:

2019-SEP-16. 2019-SEP-16.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £8,000 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £8,000 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £12,500 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time Day
MA - Master of Arts Home Fees
2 years
Part Time Day
MA - Master of Arts European Fees
2 years
Part Time Day
MA - Master of Arts Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students will normally be required to hold a good Honours degree in Architecture or a related art, design or built environment discipline. They may be required to attend an interview, and to bring a portfolio of work demonstrating prior experience and interests.
  • International entry requirements: Students whose first language is not English will need an IELTS score of 6.5 overall with 6.5 in writing and at least 5.5 in the remaining components. Applicants may also be asked to provide an example of previous written work as part of the application. The University offers pre-sessional summer programmes if students need to improve their English before starting their course.