Taught course

Advanced Architectural Design

Newcastle University · School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape

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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. If you fail to meet this threshold you will be eligible to continue to the Architecture and Cities (one year programme) and complete your design thesis or dissertation (ARC8117) during semester 3.

Months of entry


Course content

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

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
  • Property Development

Further details of each pathway is provided below. There is a balance of shared and specialist teaching across all the pathways. Most of these are one-year pathways, and we also offer a two-year pathway in Architecture and Cities.

If you need more information, you can get in touch using the details under the Contact us heading.

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, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Martin Beattie
+44 (0) 191 208 6032