You'll be introduced to the University and the technical workshops and facilities available to you. The first term includes a range of lectures and seminars and you’ll start to explore your creative practice.
Context and Methods
Through a series of lectures and seminars, the unit introduces a range of current debates that provide a cultural and intellectual context for the consideration of ideas in architecture, fine art and design, and encourages your active engagement with them. The course addresses inter-disciplinary issues across architecture, fine art and design, through the discussion of theory and the consideration of specific buildings, artworks and texts.
This unit is concerned with the exploration of creative practice in order to inform the detailed development of your project proposal for the later stages of the course. It provides a structured framework to allow you to investigate the potential of methods, ideas and themes in your discipline.
During term two you begin developing your MA project, evaluating and testing out the aims of your proposal over a sustained period of self-directed study.
You begin developing your MA project, evaluating and testing out the aims of your proposal over a sustained period of self-directed study. At this stage of the course, the development of the project is guided and questioned through tutorials, group critiques and presentations. These support the progress of your work and provide rigorous critical appraisal from staff, fellow students and professional practitioners.
In the third term of the course, you'll apply the knowledge gained through your research to create a final body of work.
In this unit, you'll apply the knowledge gained through your research in a final body of work. You'll demonstrate the potential of your MA project, its subject and method to generate creative work that embodies knowledge. This process may require you to further develop appropriate technical and presentation skills and to understand their role in the production of meaning in the final work.
Fees and additional course costs
The course fees per year for 2021 entry are:
- UK students full-time - £10,400
- UK students part-time - £5,200
- International and EU students full-time - £17,500 (standard fee)
- International and EU students full-time - £16,800 (full early payment fee)
Additional course costs
In addition to the tuition fees please see the additional course costs for 2021 entry.
Find out more about our course fees and any financial support you may be entitled to:
These fees are correct for the stated academic year only. Costs may increase each year during a student’s period of continued registration on course in line with inflation (subject to any maximum regulated tuition fee limit). Any adjustment for continuing students will be at or below the RPI-X forecast rate.
Fee discounts and scholarships
To support all of our current students and our recent UK and EU alumni to progress to the next level of study, we have developed a new range of fee discounts across a range of courses.
Recent guest lecturers and visiting critics have included:
- David Lomax of Waugh Thistleton Architects, London (structural and large-scale timber architecture)
- CJ Lim, Professor of Architecture & Urbanism, The Bartlett School of Architecture, London (multi-disciplinary research in urban planning, architecture and landscape)
- Piers Taylor of Invisible Studio (renowned award winning architect, broadcaster and academic)
- Matt Walker of Robert Hirschfield Architects, London (high end residential architecture and interiors)
- Charles Bain-Smith of the National Trust (heritage organisation and management agency).