Taught course

Architectural Design

Institution
De Montfort University · Leicester School of Architecture
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

You should have the equivalent of a 2:2 or above UK bachelor’s honours degree in architecture, or an overseas equivalent. You will normally be asked to submit a digital portfolio of work.

If you have no formal academic qualifications but have extensive industry experience, we will consider your application on an individual basis.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The Architectural Design MA will enable you to establish a comprehensive understanding of architecture rooted in the theories of its making.

  • The course has been designed to allow you to work individually and in studio groups while encouraging you to engage with broader theoretical debates that are pertinent to contemporary practice
  • The integrative nature of the investigations will provide you with an understanding of the situational structure of architecture and can serve as a foundation for a more fully developed human ecology
  • You will be exposed to disciplinary thinking linked to design strategies, and undertake design projects in various contexts
  • You will also be challenged with understanding current issues in architectural design, and learn how to integrate meaningful approaches to design, whilst gaining skills in visualisation and fabrication
  • Join a fully international cohort of students from various continents, and forge important professional friendships, network connections and potential partnerships
  • The new Vijay Patel building has been designed to provide the space and facilities where ideas can develop and flourish for all of our art and design courses.


This is an internationally popular course that attracts students globally and currently offers entry to the rigorous design teaching we offer at the Leicester School of Architecture (LSA). The LSA has an extensive national and international lecture series, attracting leading academics and professionals from around the world.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language an IELTS score of 6.0 overall with 5.5 in each band, or equivalent when you start the course is essential.

Qualification and course duration

MA

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
De Montfort University
Email
enquiry@dmu.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 116 2 50 60 70