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Architectural Design (International)

University of Strathclyde

24 months
18950 GBP/year
8850 GBP/year
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This two-year Architectural Design (International) course at The University of Strathclyde is for international students who are looking for a challenging programme of study that meets the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Part 2 educational criteria.

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The Architectural Design (International) course at The University of Strathclyde  runs parallel to the MArch/Pg Diploma in Advanced Architectural Design. It shares the same curriculum so you’ll join students on this course in an exciting and challenging environment.

You’ll develop skills in advanced design, analysis and architectural critique designing complex buildings in a variety of contexts and addressing social, cultural and environmental issues.  

This course demands a high level of design ability and self-motivation.


Career opportunities for Architecture graduates range from working in large multidisciplinary practices to smaller specialist firms.

Many of our graduates are employed by highly respected practices throughout the world, while others have set up their own businesses.

The department has a growing reputation for developing entrepreneurial graduates who go on to make their mark in the sector independently in practices such as Page and Park, Tog Studio and Lateral North.


The course carries RIBA Part 2 exemption.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  •  Design Studies 4A and 4B- To Care
  •  Design Studies 4B - To Care
  •  Cultural Studies 
  •  Special Study Project 4. Year 2 Compulsory Classes: Design Studies
  •  Cultural Studies 
  •  Professional Studies 
  •  Dissertation Project
  •  Portfolio. 
  •  Mentoring and Architectural Pedagogy
  •  The History and Theory of Architectural Conservation
  •  The Theory of Architectural Conservation
  •  Urban Design History
  •  Urban Theory
  •  Urban Landscape Design
  •  Sustainability
  •  International Workshop
  •  Cultural and Behavioural Factors in Architrecture and Urbanism
  •  Building Information Management
  •  Theory of Conservation
  •  Architectural and Construction History

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • There’s no formal closing date for postgraduate applications


180 alternative credits
  • PgDip - 120 credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Normally a first or second-class Honours degree in Architecture, or equivalent agreed academic standard. This course is aimed at Students who have gained their first degree in architecture from a university overseas. 

  • Students with a degree in architecture from an UK/EU university should apply for the MArch Advanced Architectural Design. An academic portfolio will be required containing all relevant design work from your previous course of study

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18950 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18950 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • National

    8850 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8850 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • Rest of UK: £9,250

Living costs for Glasgow

620 - 1012 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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