Architectural History, Research and Writing

London Metropolitan University

12 months
13250 GBP/year
8950 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Architectural History, Research and Writing MA degree at London Metropolitan University offers an exciting platform for architectural research and writing.You'll study architecture through academic contributions, journalism, short reflections and creative writing.


The interdisciplinary nature of this Architectural History, Research and Writing MA degree at London Metropolitan University create a strong sense of openness. Students with backgrounds in other disciplines, such as art and design have directed their practice towards a newly developed interest in architecture. Writing groups held by tutors and students have for a long time existed in parallel with the course.

Programme Aims

At The Cass, you'll enjoy access to a rich variety of lectures, workshops and research activities such as the weekly Cass Research Seminars. You'll have the opportunity to engage and collaborate with students from other MA programmes such as the Architecture RIBA 2 MArch, Architecture MA, Architecture and Urbanism MA and our other MA Design courses. You'll also reap the benefits of the commonly taught dissertation module, in which you'll be taught together with the PhD, MPhil and other MA students.

The tutors have a common background in the history and theory of architecture but each tutor also brings their own expertise into the course, alongside them you'll explore specialist topics including architectural practice, architectural education, music, filmmaking and creative writing/poetry.

You'll have the opportunity to take part in a field trip which usually takes place in late January, typical destinations include Rome, Venice, Florence and Naples. This is your opportunity to test a field work approach in the context of your course work and to further your research. You'll also have the opportunity to take your first step into teaching, by assisting tutors in offering guidance to undergraduate students on writing techniques.

Programme Structure

Example modules include:

  • Histories
  • Theories
  • Interpretations
  • Writing about Architecture
  • Cinema and the City
  • Problem of Irony
  • Poetry and Architecture
  • The Forgetting of Air
  • Dissertation

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 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.
Upper 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

You will be required to have:

  • a 2:1 honours degree (or equivalent) in architecture, or a subject discipline related to architecture, the arts or humanities

A full university application form will need to be submitted which includes a detailed statement to support your application for the course.

Consideration will be given to those without standard entry qualifications who have gained non-certified experience through prior learning, provided evidence is given that this is equivalent with entry qualifications for a postgraduate course.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13250 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8950 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8950 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.


  • UK/EU: £995 per 20 credits
  • International: £1,470 per 20 credits


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Architectural History, Research and Writing
London Metropolitan University