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Architecture and Urbanism, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #751 (QS) London, United Kingdom
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. 
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Overview

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  

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
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    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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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower 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

  • 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

    13260 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13260 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7260 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7260 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • Part-time UK/EU: £1,210 per 30 credit module

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

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