M.A. On Campus

Architecture, Cities and Urbanism

London Metropolitan University

12 months
13750 GBP/year
9300 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Our Architecture, Cities and Urbanism course at London Metropolitan University focuses on problem-based learning in urban contexts. During the course you will work to define urban, social, economic and policy problems. Spatial design will help you both as a research tool to explore possible solutions, and as a container to situate and analyse other types of research knowledge.


Key facts

Whilst based at our School of Art, Architecture and Design, teaching for this master’s degree is flexible and responsive, taking place in studios, seminars, workshops, presentations, at exhibitions, on walks and through social media and other online communication tools. This range of teaching methods allows tutors to adapt as your needs change throughout the course.

Over the academic year you’ll witness your work evolve and develop as you complete your portfolio-based assessments. Thanks to our atelier system of studios and units, you’ll study alongside architecture students, with a choice of postgraduate units to study in.

The lecturers are contemporary urban practitioners and researchers, and numerous guests and commentators are also invited to participate. As a result you’ll begin to build a network of relevant contacts, all the while keeping up with the latest developments in urban design and planning.

After the course

The Architecture, Cities and Urbanism course at London Metropolitan University would suit you if you are:

  • a practising planner, architect or other design professional wishing to specialise in urban design
  • an urban design practitioner who requires knowledge of spatial planning
  • a graduate with a relevant degree, wishing to obtain a postgraduate qualification in planning and urban design
  • a student with a relevant London Metropolitan University undergraduate degree, especially an architecture degree, who wishes to progress into one of the above professions
  • a MArch student hoping to gain a planning qualification in addition to RIBA Part 2

Programme Structure

Courses included

  • Design Thesis 
  • Economics of Place
  • Planning and Urban Theory 
  • Urban Design and Spatial Planning 
  • Urban Practice 

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

You are advised to apply as early as possible as applications will only be considered if there are places available on the course.

UCAS Extra deadline is 4 July.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • a minimum of a lower second-class (2.2) honours degree in architecture, spatial planning, landscape architecture or a related design subject
  • Mathematics GCSE at grade C/4 or above (or equivalent)
  • a design portfolio for presentation
  • a personal statement articulating academic and professional interests and ambition

If you don’t have the qualifications above but do have a portfolio of substantial relevant experience in the field of architecture, urban design, interior design or a similar discourse you will be asked to attend an interview to demonstrate your competency for this course. To find out what to include in your portfolio, view our portfolio guidance.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13750 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13750 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9300 GBP per year during 12 months.


  • UK:£1,035 per 20 credits
  • Int:£1,530 per 20 credits

Living costs for City of London

660 - 1140 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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