Architecture and Urbanism (Taught)

Architectural Association School of Architecture

Degree level: Postgraduate
Awarded by: The Open University

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Course summary

Four terms of study are divided into two phases. Phase I, a three-term academic year beginning each autumn, introduces design techniques and topics through a combination of team-based studio, workshops and seminar courses. In Phase II, which begins the following autumn, teams develop their Phase I work into comprehensive design thesis projects. At the end of January these projects are presented to a panel of distinguished visiting critics who have included Zaha Hadid, Rem Koolhaas, Jeff Kipnis, Wolf Prix, Ali Rahim, Marta Male-Alemany, Alisa Andrasek, Michael Hansmeyer, John Frazer, Ben Van Berkel, David Ruy, Hernan Diaz Alonso, Tom Wiscombe, Caroline Bos, Mark Cousins, David Greene and Marcelo Spina.

Course details

Assessment method

Assessment includes the thesis project.


How to apply


Entry requirements

Five-year professional architectural degree or diploma in architecture, landscape architecture, urbanism, urban planning, geography, engineering or other relevant discipline (BArch/Diploma equivalent). Students whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.5 or equivalent (with a minimum 6.0 in each component).


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £34608 Whole course
Channel Islands £34608 Whole course
International £34608 Whole course
England £34608 Whole course
Scotland £34608 Whole course
Wales £34608 Whole course
Northern Ireland £34608 Whole course

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Architecture and Urbanism at Architectural Association School of Architecture - UCAS