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29400 GBP/year
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About

Bio-Integrated Design MArch degree at University College London (UCL) takes these life-changing phenomena as the foundation to explore radical, sophisticated, yet also critical, design solutions that will shape our future society.

Overview

This Bio-Integrated Design Master's degree from the University College London (UCL) combines iterative design experimentation and conceptual work methods with laboratory testing protocols using new modes of production and simulation. 

Students embrace radically new design agendas that are informed by advances in biotechnology and synthetic biology, material science and computation, applying real biologic growth to the built environment with the aim to create innovative spaces and products that will help shaping life in our future cities. 

This programme consists of five modules during year one (180 credits) followed by two modules in year two (120 credits), one of which is a Comprehensive Project Thesis. 

Teaching and learning

This programme is taught through continuous workshops, seminars and crits. The programme promotes learning via research and enquiry, in particular through iterative design and simulations, prototyping, environmental analysis, along with material studies and laboratory work. 

Assessment will be mainly via coursework, but also through on-going evaluation of physical outputs and transferable skills including presentations, criticism, evolving design skills and general teamwork. Your key assessed elements include design portfolios, physical prototyping, laboratory experiments, illustrated essays and reports, and final oral presentation. 

Careers

The Bartlett School of Architecture is recognised as one of the world's leading schools of architecture and graduates from our Master's programmes are highly sought after. 

Employability

The programme has been structured to empower students to develop specialist skills and a unique design vision that merges expertise in design, biology and engineering.

You will be prepared for a broad scope of jobs in teams of artists, designers, architects or engineers and especially equipped to join companies and organisations with a focus on experimental and advanced design, computation and bio or environmental integration. 

You will also be prepared to pursue research either in academia, such as PhD programmes or laboratories, or industry in integrated Research and Development groups that develop innovative products or work for the built environment. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Architectural Design Initial Project 

  • Urban Design Initial Project

  • Historical, Cultural and Theoretical Skills

  • Introduction to Urban Design Theory

  • Historical, Cultural and Theoretical Skills 

  • Technical Skills

  • Architectural Design Thesis Report

  • Urban Design Thesis Report

  • Architectural Design Final Project

  • Urban Design Final Project

  • Comprehensive Project thesis 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 21 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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    • We recommend you apply as soon as possible. The programme may remain open if places are still available and will be closed as soon as it is full or by 30 June.

Credits

300 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A minimum of a second-class UK degree in an appropriate subject or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. 
  • A design/creative portfolio is also expected. 
  • Applicants will be asked to submit a portfolio of their design work along with a short piece of writing once their completed application has been received, and should not send or upload work until it has been requested.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    29400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29400 GBP per year during 21 months.
  • National

    14700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14700 GBP per year during 21 months.

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.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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