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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.

Key Information

Modes and duration

  • Full-time: 1 year

Tuition Fees (2015/16)

UK/EU:
£11,125 (FT)
Overseas:
£23,690 (FT)

Application deadlines

All applicants:
31 July 2015

Entry Requirements

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.

The English language level for this programme is: Standard

Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.

International students

Country-specific information, including details of when UCL representatives are visiting your part of the world, can be obtained from the International Students website.

International applicants can find out the equivalent qualification for their country by selecting from the list below.

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Degree Information

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.

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.

Core Modules

  • Architectural Design Course
  • Report on a Thesis Project

Options

  • There are no optional modules for this programme.

Dissertation/report

Not Applicable.

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 information on modules and degree structure available on the department web site Graduate Architectural Design MArch

Funding

Henry Herbert Bartlett Travel Scholarship

Value:
£400
Duration:
1 year
Eligibility:
Current students of the Bartlett School of Architecture and Planning. Previous tenure of a scholarship does not debar a candidate from competing on a second occasion.

Brown Family Bursary

Value:
£15,000
Duration:
1 year
Eligibility:
Prospective full-time Master's students within the Faculties of the Built Environment, Engineering Science and Mathematical & Physical Sciences.

Bartlett Masters Scholarship

Value:
£5,000
Duration:
1 year
Eligibility:
Prospective MSc, MA or MArch students in the Bartlett Faculty. Applicants' annual income (from a salary or other sources) at the start of the programme must not exceed £14,000 (full-time study) or £28,000 (part-time study).

Bartlett Masters Scholarship

Value:
£5,000
Duration:
1 year
Eligibility:
Prospective MSc, MA or MArch students in the Bartlett Faculty. Applicants' annual income (from a salary or other sources) at the start of the programme must not exceed £14,000 (full-time study) or £28,000 (part-time study).

More scholarships are listed on the scholarships website

Careers

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

Why 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.

Student / staff ratios › 150 staff › 400 taught students › 100 research students

Department: Bartlett School of Architecture

Application and next steps

Applications

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.

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.

Application deadlines

All applicants
2015-07-31

For more information see our Applications page.

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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
Together with essential academic requirements, the personal statement is your opportunity to illustrate whether your reasons for applying to this programme match what the programme will deliver.

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