A minimum of a second-class UK degree in an appropriate subject or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. A design/creative portfolio is also expected. Applicants will be asked to submit a portfolio of their design work along with a short piece of writing once their completed application has been received, and should not send or upload work until it has been requested.
If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.
The English language level for this programme is: Standard.
Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.
Months of entry
Today's built environment is being shaped by revolutions in biotechnology. Bio-integrated Design MArch takes these revolutions as the foundation for developing new, radical design solutions to shape our future built environment.
Bio-integrated Design MArch is a highly-interdisciplinary, design-led programme, which empowers you to discover and innovate with new modes of architectural simulation and production over two years. You will work with world-leading designers and practitioners at The Bartlett School of Architecture, along with scientists and researchers from Biochemical Engineering, Ecology and Life Sciences, to create multi-layered designs which are biologically, materially and socially integrated.
There is an urgent need for more sustainable and environmentally conscious design that is creative yet also critical about our future built environment. This programme enables you to gain advanced skills and knowledge of technologies and working methods in an area of growing global significance.
This programme directly responds to contemporary environmental concerns and agendas in the built environment, combining science and design with cutting-edge technology to create prototypes and concepts for a better, greener future.
The Bartlett School of Architecture is renowned for preparing students for successful careers and has been ranked as the top architecture school in the UK by the Architects' Journal AJ100 for fifteen consecutive years. The school also enjoys an exceptional international reputation and is currently ranked second in the world by the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018, above any other institution in Europe. The Department of Biochemical Engineering, is the UK's first and largest department of its kind.
You will learn in a community of diverse, world-leading experts, learning alongside a sister Master's degree with a scientific and analytical focus, Bio-integrated Design MSc. Workshops will be held throughout the year, led by experts from a wide range of fields including art and design, robotics, biotechnology and synthetic biology, material science and bio-chemical engineering.
This programme is part of B-Pro or Bartlett Prospective, which groups together five of the architecture school's graduate programmes with a unique philosophy and shared approach to the future of design, architecture and the urban environment. Students studying Bio-integrated Design will participate in The Bartlett's annual B-Pro Show, an exhibition of student work in Bloomsbury attended by the industry and public alike each autumn.
Fees and funding
Please see UCL website for full information about fees and costs for this programme.
Qualification and course duration
This programme is taught through continuous workshops, seminars and crits. The programme promotes learning via research and enquiry, in particular through iterative design and simulations, prototyping, environmental analysis, along with material studies and laboratory work.
Assessment will be mainly via coursework, but also through on-going evaluation of physical outputs and transferable skills including presentations, criticism, evolving design skills and general teamwork. Your key assessed elements include design portfolios, physical prototyping, laboratory experiments, illustrated essays and reports, and final oral presentation.
Course contact details
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