• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
The MSc Digital Architecture and Robotic Construction at London South Bank University focuses on digital design methods and construction technologies in Architecture, Engineering and Design. It provides a scientific and practical foundation and gives an overview of latest developments in Advanced Modelling, Computational Design and Robotic Construction.

About

Digital technologies have altered the field of architecture and the architectural profession significantly – from design to production. In this context, the Digital Architecture and Robotic Construction course at London South Bank University combines the professional quality of an architectural qualification with the theory and practice behind the latest digital developments in the field.

You'll use computer-aided methods for design and study the construction and fabrication process in-depth. As part of the School of the Built Environment and Architecture, you'll work in a transdisciplinary environment where knowledge is shared. Architecture students are also able to work in our Architecture Design Studio, a dedicated studio space with views across the London landscape.

You'll be able to exploit LSBU's extensive industry connections during the course and your dissertation will be closely linked to practice. You'll be encouraged to work together with partners; an engineering company or another academic School within LSBU.

Employability

The Master's program opens up various possibilities for professional development. You could go on to work in the area of architecture, building construction, engineering, interior or product design. You could also work as a specialist or consultant in the field of computational design and robotic construction.

The course could also lead on to a PhD or employment in engineering research.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Integrative technologies and robotic manufacturing
  • Advanced digital design techniques
  • Design project material behaviour
  • Design project adaptive systems and structures
  • Technology for building systems
  • Design research architectural project
  • Dissertation

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • First degree in Architecture (minimum 2:1) from an RIBA recognised programme based in the UK, which offers the RIBA part 1 professional award; or
  • First degree in Architecture (minimum 2:1 equivalent) from an RIBA recognised programme based outside the UK, which is validated as equivalent to RIBA part 1; or
  • First degree in Architecture (minimum 2:1 equivalent) from an international university, which is validated by a recognised national or regional body; or
  • Exceptionally, an excellent first degree in a design-based subject closely related to architecture.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13780 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13780 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9135 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9135 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Part time January:

UK/EU fee: £4060

International fee: £6124.44

Part-time September:

  • EU/EEA: £3045
  • NON-EU/EEA: £4593

Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Thanks to our generous supporters and alumni, we have a range of scholarships and bursaries for students joining LSBU’s postgraduate courses.

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