Conceived as a ‘design studio’, our MSc in Architectural and Urban Design provides specialist training in urban design for candidates who already hold an architectural degree. You will have the opportunity to sharpen and extend your skills in developing contemporary urban contexts through analysis, research and experimentation.
The programme will enable you to articulate, advocate and present architecture and urban design with social and environmental respect and responsibility to a range of audiences. We place particular emphasis on design techniques, digital and other progressive modes of representation, and architectural and urban theory.
What you will study
In our studio, you will develop design proposals for particular international urban conditions, based on the contribution of design to the wider life and workings of the city. Research methods will involve intense fieldwork in the chosen city of study, with themes and outputs guided by the research interests and expertise of your tutors.
Previous cities of MSc study and visit include: Valetta, Malta (Island Territories); Shanghai, China (Borderlands); Cadiz, Spain (Salt City); Florence, Italy (Curating The City); Venice, Italy (Clouds of Architecture); Marseille, France (Irrigations); Casablanca, Morocco (Fragments); Lisbon, Portugal (Unsure Ground); Olbia, Sardinia (The Loving Metropolitan Landscape); and Mumbai, India (Parasituation).
You will be part of a dynamic, international body of students who work closely together and with other students and experts from a range of related programmes and disciplines. There is a particularly strong association with students and tutors from the postgraduate Master of Architecture programme.