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Postgraduate Diploma On Campus

History of Architecture

Birkbeck, University of London

12 months
Duration
10920 GBP/year
6020 GBP/year
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About

The Postgraduate Diploma in History of Architecture at Birkbeck, University of London explores built and designed objects, their social, economic and political contexts, their connections to culture and thought, and their urban and landscape settings. This course will train you at a high level to look at, think and write about, and research architecture and its fascinating histories.

Overview

This History of Architecture course at Birkbeck, University of London offers you the opportunity to study with internationally recognised experts. Our teaching staff are defining the field, conducting ground-breaking research in the history and theory of architecture, interiors, and cities. You will work closely with them, while also benefiting from being part of our diverse and vibrant student body, which includes people of all ages and backgrounds. Teaching is enriched by walks and site visits, visiting speakers, screenings and opportunities to get involved in research and community outreach activities. 

This course is ideal if you are interested in studying the history of architecture at postgraduate level for personal or professional reasons, but you don't want to commit to a full MA. This flexible part-time evening study course allows you to explore your passion for architecture and its histories and you can go on to complete our MA History of Architecture, if you wish.

Careers and Employability

Graduates can pursue careers in the heritage and museums sector, media and education. Possible professions include heritage professional, museum/gallery curator, arts administrator, or advertising account executive. This degree may also be useful in becoming a community arts worker, multimedia specialist, or higher education lecturer.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Frameworks: Histories and Theories of Art, Architecture, Photography
  • Museum Cultures Work Placement
  • Archaeological Architecture
  • Architecture and Spectacle in Late Medieval Europe
  • Art Nouveau: Art, Design, Modernity in Paris 1889-1914
  • Bramante to Palladio Architecture in Sixteenth-Century Italy
  • Gothic in England: Architecture, Liturgy and Identity 1170-1360
  • Rome: Place, Continuity and Memory
  • Space and Politics in Modernity

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

You are strongly advised to apply now, to ensure there are still places on your chosen course and to give you time to complete the admissions process. 

Credits

120 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A second-class honours degree (2:2) or above in a relevant subject or equivalent (for example, professional experience).
  • On your application form, please list all your relevant qualifications and experience, including those you expect to achieve.
  • The application form 
  • Your personal details
  • Your qualifications
  • Your work experience
  • Your personal statement
  • Referees
  • Statistical information
  • English proficiency

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    10920 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10920 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    6020 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6020 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • Part-time home students, Year 1: £4515 pa, £1505 pa
  • Part-time international students, Year 1: £8190 pa, Year 2: £2730 pa

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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