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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.

Assessment method

Assessment includes the thesis project.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

Entry requirements

Academic Entry Requirement - Five-year professional architectural degree (BArch/Diploma equivalent) from a United Kingdom university or a relevant five-year professional degree e.g. BEng in Architecture, or a BArch degree plus diploma of equivalent standard from a recognised university or higher education institution outside the UK. English Language Entry Requirement - Students whose first language is not English require IELTS 6.5 or equivalent (with a minimum 6.0 in each component). See Taught Postgraduate Admissions page for full list of acceptable English Language tests:

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £40777 Whole course
International £40777 Whole course
England £40777 Whole course
Northern Ireland £40777 Whole course
Scotland £40777 Whole course
Wales £40777 Whole course
Channel Islands £40777 Whole course
Republic of Ireland £40777 Whole course

Additional fee information

Application Fee Early Application Fee - £55 Late Application Fee - £75
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