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Digital Craft in Architecture

Oxford Brookes University · School of Architecture

Entry requirements

Admission to the programme will be open to applicants who hold a minimum of a second class honours degree (2:2), or an equivalent overseas qualification, from courses covering skills in design, making, graphic communication, architecture, industrial design or fashion.

Alternatively, applicants will be considered with an appropriate background working in a design practice, with a portfolio demonstrating 3 years of experience.

Please also see the University's general entry requirements.

Months of entry


Course content

This MA Digital Craft in Architecture is a unique interdisciplinary course that develops craftsmanship through digital technologies. You will explore traditional knowledge of building to unlock new ways of working with sustainable materials. You will collaborate with industry partners and practices to develop innovative research projects with real world implications.

You'll build skills in parametric and computational design and gain hands-on experience using digital fabrication technologies; to explore ways of re-establishing and revitalising lost, dying crafts.

You’ll build your skills using existing knowledge and research on the topics of:

  • materials and making
  • digital design and practice
  • applications of building knowledge

You’ll also have access to a local hub of research into digital fabrication at Grymsdyke Farm.

There is an increasing demand for specialist knowledge of digital manufacturing. You will graduate ready to gain a position in the evolving design and construction industry.

Information for international students

Pathways courses for international and EU students

We offer a range of courses to help you meet the entry requirements for your postgraduate course and also familiarise you with university life in the UK.

Take a Pre-Master's course to develop your subject knowledge, study skills and academic language level in preparation for your master's course.

If you need to improve your English language, we offer pre-sessional English language courses to help you meet the English language requirements of your chosen master’s course.

Fees and funding

UK students
£9,250 (Full Time) £4,625 (Part Time)
International students

Financial support and scholarships

For general sources of financial support, see our Fees and funding pages.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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