Housing and Urbanism at Architectural Association School of Architecture - UCAS

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Course summary

This programme focuses on important changes to the contemporary urban condition and investigates how architectural intelligence can help us understand and respond to these trends. The programme agenda is balanced between cross-disciplinary research and design applications, with student work divided across three areas: design workshops; lectures and seminars; and a written thesis (MA) or design thesis (MArch), allowing students to develop an extended and focused study within the broader themes of the course.


Modules include: Design workshop; cities in a transnational world; the reason of urbanism; critical urbanism; shaping the modern city; housing and the informal city; domesticity; thesis.

Assessment method

Assessment includes the thesis.

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 Require - 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: https://www.aaschool.ac.uk/admissions/postgraduate

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

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

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

Sponsorship information

A limited number of bursaries are offered to applicants who demonstrate academic excellence and financial need.

Housing and Urbanism at Architectural Association School of Architecture - UCAS