Architecture at London South Bank University - UCAS

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Course summary

The Masters course at LSBU promotes a studio-based culture which encourages debate and enquiry about contemporary societies, the postmodern city, and relationships between urban and landscape conditions. You'll consider these through a range of innovative and personal responses to architectural design projects; environmental and constructional technologies; critical research expressed in extended, structured writing, and the skills needed to operate as a progressive professional practitioner. This course will see you build on analytical design skills and professional competences established at undergraduate level, with a focus on innovation in design, construction, and resource efficient technology. Working in vertical design studios, you will develop an understanding of, and methods relevant to contemporary professional practice, together with an ability to produce complex and diverse design proposals. When you graduate you’ll be ready to start your second stage of professional practical experience in an architect’s office before progressing to the RIBA part 3 professional practice course and examination. Why Architecture at LSBU? Ranked 3rd amongst London Modern competitors for Overall Score in Architecture (Complete University Guide 2021).Professional accreditation – the course is fully validated by the Royal Institute of British Architects and prescribed by the Architects Registration Board. The course satisfies the criteria held jointly by the RIBA and ARB for part 2 courses in architecture.Experience - with roots in London Council School of Building (1904) and Brixton School of Building (1940), LSBU has been offering architectural education for over 100 years.We have some of the best workshops in the UK and a lead research group DARLAB (Digital Architecture and Robotics Lab).No.2 for satisfaction with teaching in London (Guardian League Tables 2020).


Year 1: Design 401 (20 credits), Design 402: Arts, media and digital design (20 credits), Design 403 (20 credits), History and theory: critical thinking (20 credits), Energy and resource efficiency in design (20 credits), Professional practice and design economics (20 credits), Year 2: Design 501 (20 credits), Design 502: Arts, media and digital design (20 credits), Design 503 (40 credits), Architecture and theory: dissertation (20 credits), Technology 5: technical thesis (20 credits),

Assessment method

Lecture based modules are generally assessed by written and/or drawn submissions.

How to apply

International applicants

You must have an English language qualification before starting a programme of study at London South Bank University. Acceptable qualifications include IELTS Level 6.5 or TOEFL 580.

Entry requirements

This course is usually intended for graduates of architecture courses where students hold a university degree and part 1 professional qualification recognised by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). Applicants to the course should have a first degree in architecture (2:2 or better); however, the University recognises that individuals may develop additional skills outside university, and will interview such applicants who have developed a high quality portfolio of relevant academic and practice work.

Fees and funding

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Architecture at London South Bank University - UCAS