Modes and duration
- Full-time: 1 year
Tuition Fees (2015/16)
- £11,125 (FT)
- £23,690 (FT)
- All applicants:
- 31 July 2015
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.
English Language Requirements
If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.
The English language level for this programme is: Standard
Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.
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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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.
- Architectural Design Course
- Report on a Thesis Project
- There are no optional modules for this programme.
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.
Scholarships relevant to this department are displayed below. For a comprehensive list of the funding opportunities available at UCL, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarships and Funding website.
- £5,000 (1 year)
- UK, EU, Overseas students
- Based on financial needs
- £15,000 (1 year)
- UK students
- Based on both academic merit and financial needs
- £400(1 year)
- UK, EU, Overseas students
- Based on academic merit
More scholarships are listed on the Scholarships and Funding website
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
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.
- All applicants
For more information see our Applications page.Apply now
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