Entry requirements

A minimum of a second-class Bachelor's degree from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

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

September

Course content

Revolutions in biotechnology will shape our futures. Bio-integrated Design MSc brings together the creative and scientific skills required to address the challenges of developing new materials, providing energy and increasing wellbeing.

Bio-integrated Design MSc is a science-orientated programme, in which students undertake cutting-edge research, analysis and experimentation with new modes of architectural simulation and production. This programme is hosted by The Bartlett School of Architecture and co-directed by the Department of Biochemical Engineering, providing you with access to unique facilities for both design and scientific research.

The interdisciplinary nature of the degree merges a wide range of expertise, employing laboratory testing in biotechnology and synthetic biology; novel design as a research tool to encompass high-end computation and fabrication; multifunctional and bio-receptive materials; ecology and space.

Bio-integrated Design MSc directly responds to contemporary environmental concerns and agendas in the built environment, combining science and architectural 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 fourteen consecutive years and as the top place to study architecture in Europe by the QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2017. The Department of Biochemical Engineering, is the UK's first and largest department of its kind.

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 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

MSc

flexible
60 months
full time
24 months

Assessment

This programme is taught through workshops, seminars and crits. The programme promotes learning via research and enquiry, in particular through iterative design, material studies and laboratory work.

Assessment will be mainly via coursework, but also through on-going evaluation of transferable skills including presentations, criticism, work ethics in the lab and general teamwork. Your key assessed elements include design portfolios, physical prototyping, illustrated essays and reports, and final oral presentation.

Course contact details

Phone
+44 (0)20 3370 1214