Taught course

Architecture and Urbanism

The University of Manchester · School of Environment, Education and Development

Entry requirements

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Months of entry


Course content

MA Architecture and Urbanism allows you to study, and conduct in-depth research into, the influence of global cultural and economic forces on contemporary cities.

Throughout the course, you will explore the design, functioning and future of urban situations in written, drawn and modelled work that builds on the legacy of twentieth century urban theory and is directed towards the development of sustainable cities.

The course is therefore perfect preparation for careers in roles associated with the development of sustainable urban spaces. What's more, in certain circumstances, this course can be approved as prior learning for the MSA Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Part 2 accredited MArch Architecture.

This course is jointly accredited by The University of Manchester (UoM) and Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU), with cross-disciplinary connections between UoM's School of Environment, Education and Development (SEED), and MMU's Manchester Institute for Research and Innovation in Art and Design. You will therefore benefit from the input of two leading institutions in architecture teaching and research.

Find out more at the MSA website.

Fees and funding

UK students
Fees collected by MMU
International students
Fees collected by MMU

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

School of Environment, Education and Development
0161 247 6969