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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.

Assessment method

Assessment methods include dissertation.

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 - A four or five-year degree in architecture (BArch/Diploma equivalent) or other disciplines, such as urban design, planning, urbanism and landscape design. 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 £44826 Whole course
International £44826 Whole course
England £44826 Whole course
Northern Ireland £44826 Whole course
Scotland £44826 Whole course
Wales £44826 Whole course
Channel Islands £44826 Whole course
Republic of Ireland £44826 Whole course

Additional fee information

Application Fee Early Application Fee - £55 Late Application Fee - £75
Architecture and Urban Design (Projective Cities) at Architectural Association School of Architecture - UCAS