A first or good second class honours degree (or the equivalent) in architecture or another related discipline in humanities, planning or similar. Those without the degree will be considered for entry on an individual basis but must be able to show a considerable period of experience at an appropriate level.
Months of entry
The MA in Architecture and Urban Design (Paris) proposes a particular perspective of the city, combining the strength of architectural history and theory with the study of the contemporary city, to provide an understanding of architecture and urban design that addresses the dynamic conditions of cities today.
You examine the trajectory of cities’ development, particularly in relation to the Enlightenment, industrialisation, the role of Modernisms and the conditions of the 21st century. In doing so, you draw from the wider context of humanities, cultural studies, the visual arts, drama, film and other media that influence the formation of an urban landscape.
A cross-cultural, interdisciplinary programme, you spend your first term at our Canterbury campus with full access to its excellent academic and recreational facilities. In the spring term you relocate to the University of Kent, Paris, where you study at the Columbia Global Center (known as Reid Hall) in a historic corner of Montparnasse.
In Paris, all modules are taught in English and you are encouraged to make full use of the city’s cultural resources and to integrate these into your studies. You can also take French language courses which will help you when living and studying in the heart of French culture.
There are dedicated teaching facilities with full academic guidance and support. You also have access to some of France’s finest libraries including: the five-storey Université Diderot Paris VII, the American Library in Paris, library facilities at the Centre Pompidou and evening access to the Bibliothèque Nationale François Mitterrand.
This is a versatile Master’s qualification for architects, urban designers, surveyors, historians, landscape architects, theorists, engineers and other related professionals involved with planning and design of contemporary cities, as well as graduates interested in pursuing further postgraduate studies and an academic career.
The MA is composed of four taught modules and a dissertation on the topic of your own choice.
Assessment is by coursework and the dissertation.
Architecture and Urban Design can also be studied at Canterbury only.
Information for international students
For detailed information see our English language requirements web pages. Please note that if you are required to meet an English language condition, we offer a number of pre-sessional courses in English for Academic Purposes through Kent International Pathways.
Fees and funding
Please visit our funding web pages for the most current opportunities and application details.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Kent School of Architecture
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