Taught course

Architectural Studies

Glasgow School of Art · Architecture

Entry requirements

Applicants require a First Class or Upper Second Class Honours Degree, or the equivalent in a field relevant to the student’s chosen Pathway. Along with the completed application form, students must submit:

• Either a portfolio, or a written research proposal

• Photocopies of relevant degrees

• Transcripts of academic record

• References from two people familiar with the students’ academic record

• The choice of the Pathway intended to be studied and a written rationale supporting the choice.

• Proof of proficiency in English language, if first degree has not been taught in English.

Months of entry


Course content

The MArch in Architectural Studies programme is research and project driven with multi-disciplinary input in the areas of Urban Design and Creative Urban Practices, Urban Building, Computer Aided Architectural Design, and Energy and Environmental Studies.

The programme begins with a series of core lectures and seminars, balanced by focused reading of key literature related to the four areas of enquiry. This enables all of the students on the programme to gain a multi-disciplinary perspective and provides ground for shared discourse.

The Master of Architectural Studies pathways are:

  • Urban Design
  • Creative Urban Practices
  • Urban Building
  • Digital Creativity
  • Energy and Environmental Studies
  • History and Theory of the City
  • Zero-Energy Mass Customised Housing

The Core Lectures and Seminars form the background and basis for the preparation of two research papers and for identification and development of the the individual project.

Information for international students

You need an IELTS score of 6.5 with no lower than 5.5 in any component.

Fees and funding

Please see the website for more information.

Qualification and course duration


full time
4 months


full time
8 months


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Joanna Crotch