Postgraduate

Advanced Architectural Design MSc

Advanced Architectural Design MSc

Full time: 12 months (all pathways)
Full time: 24 months (Architecture and Cities pathway only)

Profile

The Advanced Architectural Design MSc provides the resources for you to gain further skills in design architecture.

About this course

You will take one of our four course pathways:

  • Computation
  • Sustainable Buildings and Environments
  • Property Development
  • Architecture and Cities

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Modules

You will study modules on this course. A module is a unit of a course with its own approved aims and outcomes and assessment methods.

Modules for 2018 entry

Module changes

Module changes

Modules change annually to take account of:

  • changing staff expertise
  • developments in the discipline
  • the requirements of external bodies and partners
  • student feedback.

Most module information for 2019 entry will be available from mid-May 2019.

Careers

Curious about what our graduates have gone on to do? Find out about opportunities they’ve pursued, and how we can help you develop your career.

 

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Graduate destinations

95% of our 2016 UK and EU postgraduate graduates progressed to employment or further study within six months of graduating. 92% of those in full-time paid employment were in professional or managerial jobs.

 

Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey 2015/16 postgraduate leavers

 

Careers Service

Our award-winning Careers Service will help you to explore your options and make informed choices to achieve your career goals.

Work experience

Work experience placements are a great way to develop relevant skills to excel in your chosen career.

Find out about paid and unpaid work experience options and other ways you can add to your degree.

Fees & Funding

2018-2019 fees

Find out more about our tuition fees, including how to pay them and available discounts.

EU students starting at Newcastle in 2018 and 2019 will pay the UK (Home) tuition fee for the full duration of their course.

Funding opportunities

Entry Requirements

 A minimum of a 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in an appropriate discipline. You also need to submit a portfolio

We will also consider applicants on an individual basis with a 2:2 honours degree, or nonstandard qualifications, who can demonstrate a high level of design ability and relevant knowledge from work experience.

Architecture and Cities pathway only

Progression to year two of the course is determined by an interview with the Degree Programme Director of the MArch and Degree Programme Director of Architecture and Cities (two year programme). Progression to year two is normally dependent on achieving a mark of 60% or higher in the Specialist Studio module.

 

Find out the equivalent qualifications for your country.

Use the drop down above to find your country. If your country isn't listed please email: international.recruitment@ncl.ac.uk for further information.

English Language Requirements

Select an English language test from the list to view our English language entry requirements.

Please email us at international.recruitment@ncl.ac.uk for further information.

If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a pre-sessional English course. 

Pathway courses

Our Architecture Graduate Diplomas will prepare you for Master's study at Newcastle. If you're successful then you're guaranteed a place on this Master's course. Depending on your level of English, you can choose from:

How to Apply

You apply online, track your application and contact the admissions team via our applicant portal. Our step by step guide can help you on your way.

Portfolio

You need 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. You can attach your portfolio to your online application. Alternatively, you can email your portfolio to pgadmissions@ncl.ac.uk. We do not accept hard copy portfolios, only electronic submissions will be accepted.

Start dates

The course starts in September. There is no application closing date for this course.

We suggest international students apply at least two months before the course starts. This is so that you have enough time to make the necessary arrangements.

Deposit

If you live outside the UK/EU you must:

  • pay a deposit of £1,500
  • or submit an official letter of sponsorship

The deposit is payable after you receive an offer to study at Newcastle University. The deposit is non-refundable, but is deducted from your tuition fees when you register.