Taught course

Advanced Architectural Design

Newcastle University · School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape

Entry requirements

A minimum of a 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in an appropriate discipline. You also need to submit a portfolio.

We will also consider applicants on an individual basis with a 2:2 honours degree, or nonstandard qualifications, who can demonstrate a high level of design ability and relevant knowledge from work experience.

Architecture and Cities pathway only

Progression to year two of the course is determined by an interview with the Degree Programme Director of the MArch and Degree Programme Director of Architecture and Cities (two year programme). Progression to year two is normally dependent on achieving a mark of 60% or higher in the Specialist Studio module.

Months of entry


Course content

The Advanced Architectural Design MSc provides the resources for you to gain further skills in design architecture.

About this course

Our MSc Advanced Architectural Design is a degree course for international designers to enhance their design and research skills in the environment of one of the UK’s leading Schools of Architecture* (*ranked by QS in the World’s Top 100 in 2019). The course helps you consolidate your own identity as a designer, and develop your own distinctive specialisms through research-led design, in a world where successful architects increasingly have to be specialists as well as generalists. Our aim is to help you become a leading architect in the profession.

The course offers a set of innovative, absorbing, research-led pathways in advanced architectural design. You can choose one of the following pathways:

  • Architecture and Cities
  • Computation
  • Property Development

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Information for international students

English Language Requirements:

To study this course you need to meet our Band 3 English Language Requirements.

Direct Entry: IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in all sub-skills).

Fees and funding

See Fees and Funding in the Programme information in our online Propectus.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Martin Beattie
+44 (0) 191 208 6032