Architecture, Planning and Landscape (Design) MA

12 months full time


Fees per academic year 2014-15

UK and EU: full time £5,500
International: full time £12,075
More information is available about tuition fees and discounts.

Programme Overview

This programme aims to give students a critical understanding of key aspects of architecture and planning and the relationship between the two disciplines.

It offers a particularly wide range of choice for specialisation and combines architectural design studio sessions, lectures and individual research projects.

The programme is specifically designed for students with a background in architecture. It is especially valuable for international students seeking a UK qualification as it offers a range of modules which set UK approaches to architecture in a global context, allowing students to make their learning relevant to their own country.

It also provides a useful grounding for students considering progressing to PhD, or for those who wish to add a range of skills to an existing professional qualification in architecture.

The approach to this programme is characterised by a high degree of interaction with your tutor and the other students.  The precise style of teaching depends upon the modules selected, but you will be exposed to:

  • design studio teaching
  • lectures and tutorials
  • workshops, seminars
  • and project work.


Find out more detailed information about the programme modules

+Entrance Requirements

Applicants usually require an upper-second-class Honours degree, or international equivalent, in architecture. We will also consider applicants on an individual basis with a lower-second-class Honours degree, or non-standard qualifications, who can demonstrate a high level of design ability and relevant knowledge from work experience.

As part of the application process you are required to submit a portfolio demonstrating your design ability and creative flair. The portfolio should contain images from a variety of projects using a range of different media. It is important to provide some explanatory text alongside images but please keep this to a minimum. Portfolios should be submitted as one PDF document, containing a maximum of 15 pages. Portfolios should be attached as supporting evidence to your online application or can be e-mailed to Please note we do not accept hard copy portfolios, only electronic submissions will be accepted.

Applicants whose first language is not English require IELTS 6.5, TOEFL 90 (Internet-based), Pearson's PTE Academic Test 62 or equivalent.

Our INTO Newcastle University Centre can provide extra tuition to help you meet the University's English language requirements.

The UK Border Agency (UKBA) has rules for international students regarding minimum English language requirements.

+Scholarships and Other Sources of Funding

The School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape offers postgraduate awards.

More information on scholarships, studentships, bursaries and other funding is available from our database.

+How to Apply

Visit our postgraduate application site.

There is no closing date for this programme. However, international students applying for September 2014 entry should apply by Friday 11 July 2014 to ensure that they have time to put appropriate arrangements in place.

Please note: As a formal condition of the offer to study at Newcastle University, students from outside the UK/EU are required to pay a deposit of £1,500 or submit an official letter of sponsorship for their chosen programme. The deposit payment is non refundable, but will be deducted from tuition fees upon registration.

+Further Information

For further information please contact:

Dr Nathaniel Coleman
Degree Programme Director
School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 5646

Subject Overview

This programme is within the subject area of Architecture, Planning and Landscape.