Taught course

Architecture - MA

Institution
London Metropolitan University · Sir John Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

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.

All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. Applicants who require a Tier 4 student visa may need to provide a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Why study this course?

Our Master of Architecture RIBA 2 course is design-driven and will enable you to focus your skills and develop excellence in your work. The main areas of study are in design, technology, practice, history and theory. Each area is taught by a wide range of tutors, with a strong emphasis on self-directed study and ambitious agendas.

Course overview

Our MArch Architecture RIBA 2 course as a whole encourages fresh thinking, experimentation and risk. You will be encouraged to understand and engage with the society you are part of and to engage with social, political and economic infrastructures that predetermine built form.

We're committed to expanding creative possibilities through ambitious engagement with the world around us. You're encouraged to explore particular lines of interest and develop ideas in depth.

Our students have had considerable success in the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), winning the RIBA Silver Medal 2002, the RIBA Silver Medal 2003 and the RIBA Silver Medal 2012, as well as the RIBA Bronze medal 2004.

Our architecture courses are housed in a building just off Whitechapel High Street, with access to all our art and design facilities including textiles, ceramics, furniture-making, printing, high end digital reproduction, film-making/photography equipment, workshops and technicians. You'll benefit from the course's central London location and its proximity to internationally renowned creative and industry hubs. The Cass’s extensive networks encourage you to expand your knowledge and skills through lectures, events and careers advice, leaving you with excellent career prospects.

Watch the video introduction to the Architecture Research Unit by course leader Professor Philip Christou and lecturer Professor Florian Beigel to learn more about the learning processes that will guide your studies on the Architecture MA.

Course structure

Core modules include:

  • Design Research
  • Design: Concept and Proposition
  • Design Thesis

Option modules include:

  • Advanced Digital Design
  • Architectural Publication and Journalism
  • Changing Places
  • Cinema and the City
  • Concepts of Space
  • Critical Transformations
  • Digital Design Techniques
  • Energy, Comfort and Buildings
  • Forgetting of Air
  • Histories
  • Interpretation
  • Media Voices
  • Poetry and Architecture
  • The Problem of Irony
  • The Question of Technology
  • The Soundscape of Modernity
  • Theories
  • Writing About Architecture

Please refer to the course page on the London Met website for the full list of modules.

Assessment

The design projects are assessed through an end-of-year portfolio presentation, while your history and theory work will be assessed through a written dissertation.

Different assessment methods will be used for option modules, depending on the nature of the module.

Career opportunities

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.

Information for international students

All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. Applicants who require a Tier 4 student visa may need to provide a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.

Fees and funding

UK students
See the course page on the London Met website for fee information
International students
See the course page on the London Met website for fee information

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Admissions Office
Email
admissions@londonmet.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)207 133 4203