This design-based course, open to architects and designers, will give you a strong platform from which to develop your own MA thesis.
About the course
This course builds on the established strengths of The Cass in the two major disciplines, their common interest in spatial design and a critical theoretical framework. It is open to architects and interior designers and is taught in parallel with the Professional Diploma in Architecture. The course offers a rare opportunity for high-level joint study. The different elements are coherent and testing. The course is design-based and research-orientated. It will enable you to focus your skills and develop excellence in your work. The coursework provides a strong design platform from which you can develop your thesis creatively and intellectually. The main subject areas are in design, history and theory, each taught through a wide choice of tutors, studios and interest groups with a strong emphasis on self-directed study.
Professor Florian Beigel and Professor Philip Christou have made a video that introduces the Architectire Research Unit.
The design projects are assessed through an end-of-year portfolio presentation. The history and theory coursework is assessed through a written dissertation. Optional modules are assessed according to the nature of the module.
The course comprises design projects, undertaken in a choice of postgraduate design studios, a history and theory course and a wide choice of optional modules.
Design: Concept and Proposition
Design Dissertation OR History and Theory Dissertation
Optional modules include:
Concepts of Space
Poetry and Architecture
Forgetting of Air
Cinema and the City
The Soundscape of Modernity
Digital Design Techniques
Energy, Comfort and Buildings
You may choose to submit a written or a design dissertation as your major project.
You can read more details about the individual modules in our course catalogue.
After the course
The course provides a practical and theoretical understanding of both architecture and interior design. Graduates generally work within architecture and interior design and in fields allied to both. Students wishing to develop their research are encouraged to apply to undertake a PhD within the department.
Why London Met?
At London Metropolitan University
, we place students at the centre of everything we do. We are proud of our vibrant, multicultural and socially diverse community, and welcome applicants regardless of age or background. We offer most of our courses on both a full- and part-time basis, in order to best meet your needs.
The University also has a strong culture of research. Over two thirds of the research we submitted to the most recent Research Assessment Exercise was judged to be “internationally recognised”, “internationally excellent” or “world-leading”. Many of these expert researchers will be leading your lectures, as will employers and professionals with extensive real-world experience. They will be supported by an excellent network of guest speakers and mentors from the industry, making sure you get the best possible guidance.
Support from London Met
If this course is for you, please make sure you also take a look at key resources for postgraduate students on our website:
Postgraduate open days: http://www.londonmet.ac.uk/events/postgraduate-open-days/
Applying for a postgraduate course: http://www.londonmet.ac.uk/applying/postgraduate/
Funding support for postgraduate students: http://www.londonmet.ac.uk/applying/funding-your-studies/
You should have a good Honours degree in Architecture, Interior Design or a closely related subject. Your personal statement in the application form should articulate your academic and professional interests and ambition. Applicants are required to demonstrate design talent, ability and motivation through presentation of a portfolio. Non UK based students, who are unable to attend an interview, must submit a portfolio of their architecture and/or design work along with their application form.
Fees vary by start point, please refer to the London Met website for accurate information.