Postgraduate

Advanced Architectural Design MSc

Advanced Architectural Design MSc

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 architectural design.

About this course

Our MSc Advanced Architectural Design is a degree course for international designers to enhance their design and research skills in the environment of one of the UK’s leading Schools of Architecture* (*ranked by QS in the World’s Top 100 in 2019). The course helps you consolidate your own identity as a designer, and develop your own distinctive specialisms through research-led design, in a world where successful architects increasingly have to be specialists as well as generalists. Our aim is to help you become a leading architect in the profession.

The course offers a set of innovative, absorbing, research-led pathways in advanced architectural design. You can choose one of the following pathways

  • Architecture and Cities
  • Computation
  • Property Development

Further details of each pathway is provided below. There is a balance of shared and specialist teaching across all the pathways. Most of these are one-year pathways, and we also offer a two-year pathway in Architecture and Cities.

If you need more information, you can get in touch using the details under the Contact us heading.

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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 2019 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.

Graduate destinations

Graduate have pursued careers both in architectural practice and academia

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

Here are the fees you will pay for your course and some potential funding opportunities.

2019-2020 fees

The fees displayed here are per year. If your studies last longer than a year your fee maybe subjected to an annual inflationary increase.

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

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

Funding opportunities

Entry Requirements

Here are the academic and English language requirements you need to study on this course.

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.

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 we will deduct it from your tuition fees when you register.