12 months
13000 GBP/year
9500 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Architecture MA at the University of Westminster offers a unique opportunity for graduates interested in the intersection of architectural design, theory and research, encouraging students to develop their own positions and identities as creative practitioners and thinkers.  

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A distinct and unique feature of the Architecture MA at the University of Westminster is its use of specialist pathways, namely Cultural Identity and Globalisation, Digital Media, and History and Theory. Students can elect to choose one of these routes through the programme – all of which incorporate option modules – graduating with the related named specialisation award, or else select their own combination of modules in order to graduate with the title MA Architecture. No matter how participants navigate their way through the course, it will inevitably be a dynamic journey of self-reflection and positioning to affirm interests and future practice concerns. 

The course is delivered within a generous studio culture characterised by inclusion, creative experimentation and intellectual rigour. Participants work individually and in groups, and are directed by experienced and committed tutors who are experts in their respective fields. The course is further supported and enriched by a network of renowned visiting speakers and critics from practice and academia, as well as high-quality studio spaces and state-of-the-art fabrication facilities. 

The Architecture MA is part of a suite of Masters offered by the School of Architecture and Cities at the University of Westminster, sharing dynamic design studio spaces. The School provides first-class shared facilities such as state-of-the-art digital design/fabrication equipment and a team of lecturers and researchers deeply immersed in the very latest developments in architectural design, theory, historical research, and technology.


  • The Architecture MA aims to further the education of design graduates who will find employment in architectural practice, or related disciplines. Our graduates have worked in architectural practices in the UK, or in their home countries. Some set up their own practice and some have picked up academic teaching posts.
  • The specialist pathway options offered are intended to provide students with further employability skills related to traditional architectural design, urban design and multidisciplinary practices. Our graduates have been the lead architectural expert on a multidisciplinary team, NGO’s Municipalities or government organisations in regeneration and reconstruction work as specialists in the field of urban design and urban renewal. Or experts in Digital media, web/media, graphics, creative design practice including exhibition design/curatorship.
  • The Architecture MA may also form a platform for continuing study with a career in academia or a specialist research subject. The course can prepare suitable applicants for the opportunity to study for MArch (RIBA Part 2) or a Doctorate/PhD degree Research by Design/Research by Practice.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research and Positioning
  • Thesis Development and Major Thesis Project
  • Critical Issues in Architecture 
  • Programming and Computational Design 
  • Theories of Identity  
  • Applied Animation 
  • City Cultures: Conceptual Design for Complex Cultural Contexts 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A minimum of an upper second class honours degree (2:1) in architecture or a related art, design or built environment discipline. 
  • You may be required to attend an interview, and to bring a portfolio of work demonstrating prior experience and interests. 
  • Overseas candidates may submit a portfolio or samples of their project work in digital format for inspection.  

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13000 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9500 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • UK PT tuition fee: £1,100 per 20 credit module
  • International PT tuition fee: £1,500 per 20 credit module

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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