Architecture - MA (Full-time)
Why study this course?
This design-led research focussed course will allow you to develop your own creative and intellectual thesis. Drawing on the strengths of The Cass in architecture, design and research, it is taught in parallel with the MArch (RIBA 2) Architecture course. The range of tutors and interests represented across studios provides a strong platform from which to develop your own MA thesis, with an option (subject to complying with RIBA 1 requirements) to transfer to the RIBA 2 course.
The Metropolitan Architecture Student Society (MASS) is very active in organising lectures, events and socials, and has a wide network of industry sponsors. To see what they're up to, follow MASS on Instagram and Twitter.
To date, this course has been particularly attractive to international students and can be seen as an entry-level primer for those wishing to pursue further research.
You’ll learn from a wide selection of tutors, studios and interest groups, and there will also be a strong emphasis on your own self-directed study.
The design-based and research-orientated structure of the MA will help you focus on improving your skills and developing excellence in the work you to produce. Likewise, the coursework provides a strong design platform from which you can develop your thesis creatively and intellectually.
You will be required to have:
- A good honours degree in architecture, interior design or a closely related subject
- Design talent, ability and motivation demonstrated through presentation of a portfolio
- A personal statement that articulates your academic and professional interests and ambition
Non-UK based students who are unable to attend an interview must submit a portfolio of their architecture and/or design work along with their application form.
For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.
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- Design Research
- Design Thesis
- Design: Concept and Proposition
- Advanced Digital Design Techniques
- Changing Places
- Cinema and the City
- Concepts of Space
- Critical Transformations
- Digital Design Techniques
- Forgetting of Air
- Poetry and Architecture
- The Problem of Irony
- The Question of Technology?
- The Soundscape of Modernity
- Writing About Architecture
Modules and module details are subject to change over time
Scholarships & funding
Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.
- UK/EU students: £12,950 per year
- International students: £16,330 per year
Many graduates of our Architecture MA course go on to either continue or start work within architecture, interior design or fields that are connected to both.
If you want to develop your research further, then you’re encouraged to apply and undertake a PhD at London Met.
About this institute
London Metropolitan University
Based in England’s historic capital city, London Metropolitan University has a rich history of education with its roots dating back to 1848. Taking its current form following a merger of two well-renowned universities in 2002, it offers a wide range...
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