Graduate Architectural Design MArch
The Graduate Architectural Design MArch is a 12-month programme concentrating on advanced design. It encourages the individual to discover his or her individual expression. Students on this programme benefit from continuous discussion of work via tutorials and reviews and the opportunity to study at an internationally renowned centre for innovative design.
Mode of study
- Full-time 1 year
- UK/EU Full-time: £10,800
- Overseas Full-time: £23,000
- All applicants: 1 August 2014
More details in Application section.
What will I learn?
The programme aims to develop the student's interest in, knowledge of and understanding of architecture design, past and present, including its historical, theoretical, and technological aspects. In so doing it offers society the resource of intellectually trained individuals capable of understanding architecture and its relation to wider contexts of society.
Why should I study this degree at UCL?
The UCL Bartlett is the UK's largest multi-disciplinary Faculty of the Built Environment, bringing together scientific and professional specialisms required to research, understand, design, construct and operate the buildings and urban environments of the future.
Located in London, it is at the heart of a large cluster of creative architects and engineering firms, next to the UK's seat of government and finance and has all the resources of a world city to hand.
The new architecture coming out of the Bartlett is characterised by a high level of invention and creativity, and many prizes and awards are received by Bartlett graduates.
Students are introduced to the theoretical concepts which underpin the MArch programme through lectures and initial design projects. Students undertake a thesis project, report and work in specialist teaching groups. modules are design-based with specialist lecture input.
Teaching and Learning
The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars, site visits and workshops, and incorporates both individual and group working. Assessment is through coursework assignments, essays, and portfolio examinations.
Further details available on subject website:
Scholarships available for this department
For current students of the Bartlett School of Architecture and Planning. The scholarships are awarded for the purposes of architectural education through travel, and take the form of travel grants, the amount of which will be related to the distance travelled and includes all overseas countries.
This award is based on financial need.
These scholarships are based on financial need.
These scholarships are based on financial need.
Further information about funding and scholarships can be found on the Scholarships and funding website.
The normal minimum qualifications are a second-class Bachelor's degree from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.
A second acceptable qualification is a degree of lower than second-class Honours standard, or an equivalent overseas qualification, in a subject appropriate to the programme, plus extensive background and experience in the field. The latter implies considerable experience as a professional at a senior level. For applicants without a first degree or full professional membership, but with relevant and substantial work experience in the field, a special qualifying examination may be set. Details of this route can be obtained from the Bartlett's Graduate Faculty Office.
Select your country for equivalent alternative requirements
English language proficiency level: Standard
How to apply
Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines.
The deadline for applications is 1 August 2014.
Who can apply?
The programme is designed for both recent architecture graduates and for qualified architects: people who wish to be part of a more speculative design environment. In its first seven years the programme has attracted students from more than 25 different countries, many of whom have been on major scholarships and awards.
What are we looking for?
When we assess your application we would like to learn:
- why you want to study Architectural Design at graduate level
- why you want to study Architectural Design at UCL
- what particularly attracts you to the chosen programme
- how your academic and professional background meets the demands of this challenging programme
- where you would like to go professionally with your degree
Graduates have been very successful in gaining subsequent employment. There is a growing demand for our graduates from a wide range of both public and private employers. While the main source of employment remains in local government and central government planning and in planning related consultancy, graduates are also employed in the housing and transport sectors; planning, urban regeneration and environmental agencies; utility companies and teaching and research.
First destinations of recent graduates include:
- 3S Architects & Designers
- MRJ Rundell Associates
- Diver City
- Forum Architects
- Hamilton Architects
- Foster & Partners
- Capita Architects
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"The city of London has become an essential part of my research and it very much serves as a generative classroom for my studies. I have found London to be a wonderful city for extending networks and undertaking independent research and instructional positions outside of UCL."
"I am inspired by the excitement of innovation and finding the 'shiver down the spine' moment when you know a research idea has the potential to change a sector or to make a real difference in our knowledge and understanding of cities."
Dr Andrew Hudson-Smith
Subject: Spatial Analysis (Centre for Advanced), Faculty: Built Environment