London Metropolitan University

Course Introduction

<h3>Why study this course?</h3> Our Architectural History, Research and Writing MA degree offers an exciting platform for approaching architecture through various topics and stories, as well as styles and methods of writing: academic essays, short journalist-like reviews, reflections and creative writing.

The course is taught by tutors with an active interest in architectural research. It provides a space for thinking about and interpreting architecture in the rich context of allied arts and humanities; fine art, design, film, music, poetry, anthropology, philosophy and ecology all play a part in the interdisciplinary discourse.

<h3>More about this course</h3> The interdisciplinary nature of this course creates a strong sense of openness. At The Cass you will enjoy access to a rich variety of lectures, workshops and research activities, such as our weekly Cass Research Seminars.

You will have the opportunity to engage and collaborate with students from other MA programmes such as our Architecture RIBA 2 MArch, Architecture MA, and Architecture and Urbanism MA. You will also reap the benefits of the commonly taught dissertation module, in which you will be taught together with our PhD, MPhil and other MA students.

Each tutor brings their own expertise to the course. These include specialist topics in the fields of architectural practice, architectural education, music, filmmaking and creative writing/poetry.

You will have the opportunity to take part in a field trip for first-year architecture students (it usually takes place in mid-late January and typical destinations include Rome, Venice, Florence or Naples). On the trip you will be able to test a field work approach and further your research. You will also have the opportunity to assist in teaching by offering guidance to undergraduate students while there.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts Other Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: You will be required to have: a 2:1 honours degree (or equivalent) in architecture, or a subject discipline related to architecture, the arts or humanities A full online university application will need to be submitted, which includes a detailed statement to support your application for the course. Consideration will be given to those without standard entry qualifications who have gained non-certified experience through prior learning, provided evidence is given that this is equivalent to the entry qualifications for a postgraduate course. All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. Applicants who require a Tier 4 student visa may need to provide a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.