AA School of Architecture

Course Introduction

The MPhil in Architecture and Urban Design (Projective Cities) is an interdisciplinary research and design programme that examines multi-scalar questions arising at the intersection of architecture, urban design and planning. The programme is dedicated to a systematic analysis of, design experimentation for, theoretical speculation on, and critical writing about the contemporary city. Student projects combine new design research and traditional forms of research while challenging existing disciplinary boundaries and contributing to emerging spatial design practice and knowledge. The programme recognises hereby the need for a new practice-led research training, as architectural and urban design practice is increasingly research-led, demanding from graduates a new multidisciplinary knowledge. Projective Cities has been highly successful in preparing its graduates for diverse careers in academia and practice, with graduate destinations including PhD programmes, academic or research careers and joining leading design offices.

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

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: This course is for open to students with a four or five-year degree in architecture (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 an IELTS score of 6.5 overall with at least 6.0 in each category. IELTS reports have a two year validity period.