Architecture and Urban Design (Projective Cities) (Taught)

Architectural Association School of Architecture

Degree level: Postgraduate
Awarded by: Open University Validation Services

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Course summary

The ambitions of the programme are framed by the propositions that the urban and its cultural, socio-political, environmental and economic contexts are defined by design operatives at different scales; and that architectural and urban plans are collective outcomes of these contexts. Architecture and urbanism are seen as symbiotic modes of enquiry driven by relevance and agency within a field which is defined in terms of a series of distinct diagrams that are always socio-political and spatial. The taught first year introduces students to research methods, academic writing, advanced analytical techniques and computation as they prepare for their independent dissertation projects. This is developed in the following year through design research, speculative proposals and critical writing, with the dissertation accounting for two-thirds of the programme.

Course details

Assessment method

Assessment methods include dissertation.


How to apply


Entry requirements

Candidates with a four or five-year degree in architecture (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 £41545 Whole course
Channel Islands £41545 Whole course
International £41545 Whole course
England £41545 Whole course
Scotland £41545 Whole course
Wales £41545 Whole course
Northern Ireland £41545 Whole course

Additional fee information

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Architecture and Urban Design (Projective Cities) at Architectural Association School of Architecture - UCAS