The MA in Architectural Design is a design-based Masters course focusing on knowledge of design approaches and processes. It encourages students to develop a distinctive design practice. The programme builds on the School of Architecture´s acclaimed research and teaching expertise in the area of architectural design, complementing the work done in ARB/RIBA accredited programmes of the School. These consider architectural design within a broad social, environmental and economic context. Students on the MA in Architectural Design programme are encouraged to explore, challenge, and inform contemporary architectural design practice through seminars, research, studio project work, field trips, and participation in design-led practice, teaching and learning innovations – for example the pioneering `Live Projects´.
Graduates have pursued careers both in architectural and design practice and in academia. The MA in Architectural Design also supports the PhD by Design programme, providing an appropriate entry-level one-year Masters course as a foundation for doctoral research.
The MA in Architectural Design is open to students only as a full-time course. Full-time students are registered for one full year (October to September).
We'd also like to see your portfolio to get an idea of your design abilities. You should be prepared to come to our interview process.
International Student Requirements:
IELTS 7.0 (with a minimum of 6 in each component), TOEFL 600 (paper), TOEFL 250 (computer) and TOEFL 100 (iBT).
Tuition & Financial Aid
Tuition In-State Full Time:
Financial Aid Offered: No