Taught course

Master of Design Administration

Cardiff University · Welsh School of Architecture

Entry requirements

We welcome applications from candidates with a minimum 2:2 degree in architecture, engineering, contracting, facilities management or similar construction industry or built environment related field, plus a minimum of three years work experience in building design or the construction industry, or as a client of the construction industry. This should include experience of managing or liaising with a multi-disciplinary team, either internal to the firm or comprised of representatives of various firms.

Months of entry


Course content

The MDA, is a new programme that aims to equip students with the expertise necessary for the successful administration and management of the design process in the procurement of buildings.

It is intended to fulfil the growing need for experts in design management, working within consultancies, or in contracting or specialist contractor firms, or in client bodies.

The MDA is a blended learning programme which combines online study with Cardiff based short courses. It is available as a one year full-time or three year part-time qualification (please select preferred option below for full information about the MDA).

Qualification and course duration


part time
36 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

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