Architecture and Historic Urban Environments MA

University College London    Faculty of the Built Environment

Full time & Part time September MA 1 year full time, 2 years part time, 5 years flexible
Architecture, Building & Planning (3) Geography (17) History & Archaeology (19)

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The Architecture and Historic Urban Environments MA at UCL offers a fresh and critical approach to reinterpreting and rejuvenating historic urban spaces. This programme equips students with the creative solutions and critical thinking skills needed to address the challenges facing our cities and built heritage. Through a combination of theoretical and practical learning, students explore urban surveying, mapping, and analysis, alongside urban strategies and cultural heritage. The programme welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds, including architects, designers, artists, and historians. With a focus on sustainability and social justice, graduates are prepared for careers in architecture, policy-making, heritage management, and academia. The programme is delivered through a variety of teaching methods, including lectures, seminars, workshops, and fieldwork visits.

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This Master's programme pioneers a fresh and critical approach to historic environments, promoting architectural and other creative interventions that reinterpret and rejuvenate historic urban environments at all scales. Students develop creative solutions and critical approaches that enable historic urban environments to thrive, rather than just survive, in a future marked by profound global challenges.

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Entry Requirements

A minimum of a second-class UK degree in an appropriate subject or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. A design/creative portfolio is also expected. Applicants will be asked to submit a portfolio of their design work once their completed application has been received, and should not send or upload work until it has been requested.


Full time - £14,100
Part time - £7,050

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