Taught course

Architecture and Urbanism

University of East London · School of Architecture, Computing and Engineering - ACE

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:2 with honours Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BSc) from the UK, taught in English in an Art or Design, Humanities or Social Sciences related subject, or Architectural discipline and/or RIBA Part 1 . This programme has also been designed to attract professionals from public sector and private practice who are seeking to upgrade their qualifications, looking for the opportunity to validate aspects of their professional remit, or to research and develop internationally relevant urban issues that they have encountered in professional practice. It welcomes applications from suitable candidates with a particular interest and ability to contribute to the development of critical urban agendas in relation to the City, its design, heritage and sustainability.

Months of entry


Course content

Whether you want to expand your field of expertise, or deepen it, this unique one-year MA Architecture and Urbanism course will enrich your knowledge and enhance your career.

The programme is aimed at architecture graduates wishing to specialise, or at those within the “built environment” – such as planners, psychologists, quantity surveyors or designers.

This is a bespoke degree in which you can take advantage of the wide range of study areas, or concentrate your energies on a specific area.

For instance, if you work as a planner, you might find the Urban Design modules most profitable. If you are a conservation officer, the range of options for Architecture and Heritage could fit the bill. If you are an architect, the Architecture and Practice specialisms could add most to your own practice.

  • This is a new, uniquely flexible, bespoke programme involving theory and practice. You can specialise –say in Urban Design, or Sustainable Architecture - or you can choose a blend of disciplines.
  • You will have superb opportunities to benefit from links we have already established with organisations such as Article 25, the world renowned group working on global shelter and housing, and the award-wining C + S Italian architectural practice.
  • Our course also offers the chance of engaging in live research projects, such as the one established to create new building for the community in nearby Silvertown. This is a course that works with real life issues.

Information for international students

Students whose first language is not English will have achieved a score of 6.0 in IELTS or equivalent.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


part time
16 months
full time
8 months


part time
8 months
full time
4 months

Course contact details

Applicant Enquiries
+44 (0) 208 223 3333
+44 (0) 208 223 2978