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Course Type: Master Level:
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Tuition: £7,500.00 Duration y/mm: 0/12
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Start Date: 15/09/2016 End Date:


The Architecture MA incorporates a number of different study options including an extensive range of individual module choices and specialist pathways in Cultural Identity and Globalisation, History and Theory, and Digital Media.

Situated in the progressive intellectual milieu of London, the Architecture MA programme offers a flexible programme of study and a unique opportunity to pursue advanced postgraduate research combining high-level theoretical investigation with innovative design approaches.

The Department of Architecture at the University of Westminster provides first-class facilities such as state-of-the-art digital design/fabrication equipment and a team of lecturers and researchers deeply immersed in the very latest developments in architectural design, theory, historical research, and technology.
The Architecture MA is part of a suite of Masters offered by the Department of Architecture aimed at graduates looking to further their education and enhance their employability by acquiring new knowledge and skills.
Focused on architectural research, the Architecture MA also offers a firm grounding for those seeking to pursue further research and/or an academic career.


The following modules are indicative of what you will study on this course. For more details on course structure and modules, and how you will be taught and assessed, see the full course document on the website.

Core modules:

  • Research and Positioning
  • Thesis Development and Major Thesis Project
  • For further details on these core modules see our Modules page.

Pathway/option modules:

Semester one

  • Critical Issues in Architecture
  • Programming and Computational Design
  • Theories of Identity

Semester two

  • Applied Animation
  • City Cultures: Conceptual Design for Complex Cultural Contexts
  • Ethnographic Ways of Knowing: Critical and Creative Explorations of Site
  • Introduction to Design Computing
  • Picturing London
  • Site and Motion


You are normally required to have a good Honours degree in architecture or a related art, design or built environment discipline. You may be required to attend an interview and to bring a portfolio of work demonstrating prior experience and interests.

Overseas candidates may submit a portfolio or samples of their project work in digital format for inspection. You will need fluent written and spoken English to study at postgraduate level.
If your first language is not English, you will need an IELTS score of at least 6.5 (or equivalent).
The University offers pre-sessional summer programmes if you need to improve your English before starting your course.

Career Prospects

The Department of Architecture is consciously international in its educational thinking and academic links, and its graduates are amongst the most sought after anywhere in the world.
The flexibility offered within the course is intended to extend your creative abilities and enhance your employability and performance as design professionals.
Typical employment destinations for Architecture MA graduates include architectural practice but also other design disciplines, media and the arts.
The course may also form a platform for continuing study with a career in academia or research.


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