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Course content

The Architectural Design MArch is a 12-month programme concentrating on advanced design. It encourages the individual to discover his or her individual expression. Students on this programme benefit from continuous discussion of work via tutorials and reviews and the opportunity to study at an internationally renowned centre for innovative design.

Degree information

The programme aims to develop the student's interest and knowledge of architectural and adjacent design fields, with the emphasis on the latest technological and scientific advances, particularly advanced research on computation and robotics. In so doing it promotes cutting-edge approaches to architecture and design in the wider context of society.

Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits. There are no optional modules for this programme.

Students are introduced to the theoretical concepts which underpin the MArch programme through lectures and initial design projects. Students then undertake a thesis project, report and work in specialist teaching groups. Modules are design-based with specialist lecture input.

Core modules:
-Architectural Design: Historical, Cultural and Theoretical Skills (15 credits)
-Design Thesis Report (30 credits)
-Bartlett Architecture Skills Elective (15 credits)
-Architectural Design Thesis Initial Projects (45 credits)
-Architectural Design Thesis Final Project (75 credits)

Research project/design project
The programme culminates with students undertaking a major design project, the 'Architectural Design Final Project' in combination with an individual written submission, the 'Design Thesis Report'.

Teaching and learning
The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars, site visits and workshops, and incorporates both individual and group working. Assessment is through coursework assignments, essays, presentations and portfolio examinations.

Fieldwork
There is one field trip (optional) annually as part of the programme.
Maximum cost to the student is £500

Careers

Graduates have been very successful in gaining subsequent employment. There is a growing demand for our graduates from a wide range of both public and private employers. While the main source of employment remains local government and central government planning and in planning-related consultancy, graduates are also employed in the housing and transport sectors; planning, urban regeneration and environmental agencies; utility companies and teaching and research.

Top career destinations for this degree:
-Tutor, UCL
-Architect, Studio Egret West
-Architectural Designer, Heatherwick
-Assistant Architect, Foster + Partners
-MPhil in Architectural Design, UCL

Why study this degree at UCL?

The UCL Bartlett is the UK's largest multidisciplinary built environment faculty, bringing together scientific and professional specialisms required to research, understand, design, construct and operate the buildings and urban environments of the future.

Located in London, it is at the heart of a large cluster of creative architects and engineering firms, next to the UK's seat of government and finance and has all the resources of a world city to hand.

The new architecture coming out of the UCL Bartlett is characterised by a high level of invention and creativity, and our graduates receive many prizes and awards.

Visit the Architectural Design - MArch page on the University College London website for more details!

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