Masters degrees in Architecture, Building & Planning provide the advanced training necessary to design and maintain a wide range of built and natural environments – from urban infrastructure to famous country estates and national parks.
A range of programmes are available to suit students with different backgrounds and objectives. These qualifications can allow you to specialise after completing a related undergraduate degree, acquire additional accredited qualifications as a professional, or rise to the top of the construction and planning industries with an MBA.
These are highly practical Masters degrees with a range of practical applications. They often grant qualifications necessary for work in chartered professions.
Architecture Masters may be validated by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) or an international equivalent. Such accreditations will allow you to practice as a professional architect. Similarly, courses in Building Surveying may be validated by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
Whatever your course, you’ll have a range of exciting career options available to you with a Masters in this discipline.
You might find yourself in a high profile job designing the landmark buildings of the future, or work to conserve historic properties and their surroundings for future generations.
Or you might help make the wider decisions that affect huge numbers of people and wildlife around the world.
As part of a local planning department or construction company, you could be responsible for ensuring the safety, functionality and sustainability of everything from individual homes to the urban and rural spaces that surround them.
Information in these tables is based on the 2014/15 publication of the Destination of Leavers from Higher Education Longitudinal Survey, produced by the UK’s Higher Education Statistics Agency. Data is given for graduates of UK Masters degrees and other level 7 postgraduate courses, after 3.5 years. Some figures have been rounded.
This course is a unique opportunity to qualify as both an architect and landscape architect. It is open to students with previous combined or separate degrees in both architecture and landscape architecture. The degree is prescribed by the LI and ARB and is awaiting prescription from the RIBA.
Your study focuses on a range of themed, design-based studios dedicated to specific areas of practice or research. There are compulsory modules in landscape architecture, humanities, management, building and plant sciences, and an integrated architecture and landscape architecture project.
To qualify as an architect, you’ll produce at least one comprehensive design project. You’ll also have the opportunity to work with local or regional groups on a real-life challenge through our Live Projects initiative.
Our graduates are architects, project managers, urban designers and client advisers.
Employers include the Olympic Park Legacy Company, Hawkins Brown, Renzo Piano Building Workshop and URBED (Urbanism, Environment and Design) Ltd. With a post-qualification degree, you could move on to a senior position or further academic research and teaching.
You’ll be joining one of the largest and most diverse groups of full-time architecture academics in the country. Our staff come from the arts, physical and social sciences, and engineering. This connects our research to other disciplines and stimulates debate about the future of architecture.
Our international research projects shape policy and address public and professional needs. We integrate those projects with our teaching on courses that will develop your core skills. You’ll be encouraged to provide social and environmental solutions to the challenges of our time.
The 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) ranks us fourth in the UK.
You’ll have access to a lot of specialist facilities. Our media unit has a range of audio-visual and environmental equipment including artificial sky for daylight simulation, a thermal imaging camera and a mixed reality imaging suite. We have our own photography studio, reprographics unit and 3D printers. There are design studios, research rooms and computer labs.
Our teaching is more than lectures and seminars. Our student-led design projects help you learn by doing. Working with real clients on real projects, you’ll discover the benefits of socially engaged design and collaborative working. The outcomes make a difference to communities.
Design 1, 2 and 3; Theory and Research; Environment and Technology 1 and 2; Management and Practice 1 and 2, Urban Landscape Planning; Professional Practice, Law and Contracts; Design Research Study; Live Projects; Design Report; Special Project.