Architecture and Urbanism

University of East London

12 months
13920 GBP/year
7500 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Architecture and Urbanism programme, offered by University of East London, builds upon UEL legacy of world-leading form generation through computational design explored through the work of the university’s late senior lecturer, Paul Coates. 


Whether you want to expand your field of expertise, or deepen it, this unique one-year course will enrich your knowledge and enhance your career in the fields of Advanced Architectural, Urban Design and Digital Fabrication. The Architecture and Urbanism programme, offered by University of East London, is aimed at architecture graduates wishing to specialize in advanced digital design processes, and at those within the ‘built environment’ – such as planners, psychologists, quantity surveyors or designers

Along the course Advanced Architectural Design, Parametric Urban Design, Digital Manufacturing will be developed across the year following a common digital platform which simulates the state of the art of design processes in  contemporary architectural practices. The goal is experimenting new possibilities for architectural spaces and cities connecting the design to advanced fabrication techniques and sustainable strategies in order to generate a research leading to a secure impact in the industry. 

Your future career

  • This course is ideal if you are a practitioner or recent graduate wishing to diversify your knowledge of built environment disciplines.
  • The course will help you shift your architectural practice into a new field or direction.
  • The course will give you a better understanding of contemporary practice within European and global contexts and help you develop your critical design or writing and thinking skills.
  • The course will offer you a specialized expertise that could help to take your career in an upward, and perhaps different, direction.
  • The will give you the opportunity to expand your network of contacts, getting in touch with globally renowned practitioners, manufacturers and researchers. 
  • And if you are considering further study, the course will provide an ideal route towards PhD-level work.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Architecture and Practice 
  • Digital Architecture and Urban Design : Principles
  • Digital Architecture and Urban Design: Advanced Techniques and Computation 
  • Digital Manufacturing  

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Lower Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Minimum 2.2 Honours in an Built Environment Discipline
  • We would normally expect you to have Grade C in GCSE English and Maths. 

The submission of a portfolio of work gives the applicant an advantage. We will look for the following in a submitted portfolio:

  • Evidence of exploratory spatial design techniques including sketching, especially model-making and perspective-based imagery
  • Sound technical knowledge of building or spatial design and conventional drawing abilities
  • Environmental and structural design knowledge
  • Awareness of architectural history and theory
  • Ability to synthesise the above into architectural proposals
  • Depth of work, engagement and commitment to the subject
  • Presentational skills 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13920 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13920 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • Part-time UK/EU: £1,250 per 30 credit module


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Architecture and Urbanism
University of East London