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.
Urban Contexts and Methods
Through a series of lectures and seminars, this provides you with an overview of a range of current debates. These provide a cultural and intellectual context for the consideration of ideas in architecture, planning and urban design, and encourage your active engagement with them. The course addresses inter-disciplinary issues across architecture, landscape architecture and urban design through the discussion of theory and the consideration of specific places, projects 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. The unit provides a structured framework to allow you to investigate the potential of methods, ideas and themes in the urban design field.
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'll 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 will be guided and questioned through tutorials, group critiques and presentations. These will 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 understand their role in the production of meaning in the final work.
Fee discounts & 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.
The Canterbury School of Architecture maintains constant contact with the architectural and planning professions. The course team is well placed to provide you with links to specific individuals, urban design practices, public institutions and professional organisations.
Our MA Urban Design course continually develops close cooperations with a variety of partners, ranging from cultural initiatives via local authorities, to public bodies and institutions with both national and international backgrounds.