MA Architectural Design
The MA in Architectural Design (MA AD) is aimed at students who are looking for a rich, advanced and engaging postgraduate programme which focuses on the multiple facets and relationships between design and research.
By pursuing the MA AD, students will get the necessary skills to become sophisticated design-research thinkers and practitioners, enabling them to ground their design-driven knowledge in complex environments.
MA Architectural Design handbook 2023
The MA Architectural Design handbook is issued annually to all MA AD postgraduate international students, staff and external contributors. The handbook is a guide on every aspect of the MA AD master's programme including; course structure, learning and assessment, modules, design units and student support.
How to apply
For more information on course content, structure, fees and how to apply, please visit our MA Architectural Design course information page.
|7 November 2022||ART701 ADR Autumn interim crits|
|12 December 2022||ART701 ADR End of term reviews|
|13 February 2023||ART701 ADR Spring interim crits|
|20 March 2023||ART701 ADR Final reviews|
|24 April 2023||ART701 ADR Submission portfolio (online and hardcopy)|
|27 April 2023||ART701 ADR Portfolio reviews|
|22 May 2023||ART704 DT Start (non-resit students)|
|05 June 2023||ART704 DT (unit-structured) Interim crits|
|26 June 2023||ART704 DT (unit-structured) Final reviews|
|19 July 2023||ART704 DT Self-directed studies interim reviews (non-resit students)|
|21 August 2023||ART704 DT Dissertation submission (non-resit students)|
|23 August 2023||ART704 DT Vivas (non-resit students)|
|16 October 2023||ART704 DT Self-directed studies interim review (resit + EC students)|
|13 November 2023||Final submission deadline (resit + EC students)|
|20 November 2023||ART704 DT Vivas (resit + EC students)|
You will work in small groups called ‘design units’ under the guidance of a Unit Leader. They will be an experienced tutor in research and architectural design. Units include:
- Unit A:H>D_Contemporary Architecture and Heritage for Socio-Economic Development
- Unit B: EcoLoci
- Unit C: Learning Environments - Design Research Laboratory (LE-DR Lab). Dr Hiral Patel
- Unit D: URBAN WATERS, BODIES, (dis-)CONNECTIONS
Course director and unit leader
External unit leaders
For more information on course content, structure, fees and how to apply, please visit our Coursefinder page.