AA School of Architecture

Course Introduction

This course has been open to graduates in architecture and engineering who wish to develop skills and pursue knowledge in an architectural design science located in new production paradigms. This year we will continue to investigate new synergies of architecture and ecology through the critical intersection of computational design and fabrication. Our focus is on the experiential and social potential of new material and spatial configurations for architectural and ecological urban systems situated in the dynamic contexts of emerging biomes. The programme is designed to stimulate critical thinking through the experience of research-driven design projects that are developed in an intellectually rigorous and creative studio environment. Our projects are pursued in multiple iterations - as hypotheses, to material and computational experimentation, to robotic fabrication and evaluation. At the same time students reflect on this work in presentations and group discussions throughout the year, and analyze their findings in scientifically structured papers.

Our Masters MSc programme has two distinct phases - the Studio and the Dissertation. Both Studio and the Dissertation are aligned with, and supported by the research of the programme team and the advanced expertise our alumni and research colleagues in practice and industry.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MSc Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc European Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students need to have a Professional degree or diploma in architecture, engineering, industrial/product design or other relevant discipline
  • 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.