12 months
23800 GBP/year
12080 GBP/year
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The Architecture and Digital Theory programme from University College London (UCL) is a research-led Master's degree exploring the history, theory and criticism of computational design and fabrication


One of the school's B-Pro programmes, this Architecture and Digital Theory programme from University College London (UCL) explores digital theory, history and culture in relation to architecture and is led by world-renowned innovators in the field. 

Conceived as a research laboratory, this programme offers a hybrid pedagogical format where learning and experiments, inspired by today’s evolving design technologies, are conversant with the culture of the design community, and informed by recent scholarship in the arts and humanities. The core of the programme is a year-long research project, where students develop an individual topic of their choosing within the broad areas of interest outlined below.

Students’ projects will be mentored by the programme’s tutors and by invited lecturers through individual tutorship and systematic teaching. Students will be encouraged to pursue a curatorial or research topic leading to an actual exhibition and/or publication.


  • Develop an advanced knowledge of digital theory and architecture with leading academics and practitioners
  • Be mentored throughout the year by an academic with expertise in your chosen area of research
  • Bolster your research expertise with taught modules from other Master's programmes at The Bartlett, as well the school's rich schedule of seminars and lectures.

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. 


You will gain highly specialist knowledge throughout this programme, in a field of burgeoning global importance. 

You will also develop skills in communicating, presenting, advocating, interrelating and responding to people from a wide variety of backgrounds within a professional context. 

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • History and Theory of Digital Design
  • Architecture and Digital Theory: mini research project
  • Architecture and Digital Theory: main research project
  • Design as a Knowledge-Based Process
  • Introduction to Programming for Architecture and Design
  • Architectural Design: Historical, Cultural and Theoretical Skills 

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
    • 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.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The normal minimum qualifications are an upper second-class Bachelor's degree in architecture or an associated design discipline from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23800 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23800 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    12080 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12080 GBP per year during 12 months.

Part time

  • UK: £6,005
  • International: £11,710

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.


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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