The Bartlett School of Architecture


MA Architecture and Historic Urban Environments

This Master's programme pioneers the development of a more diverse and creative approach to the reinterpretation and reuse of historical environments in cities around the world.

About the course

On this course you will:

  • link innovative design with in-depth processes such as surveying, recording, mapping and analysis
  • investigate architectural and historic urban environments in London and cities around the world
  • study four core modules and one optional module

Core modules

  • Design Practice for Historic Environments
  • Design Research Methods for Historic Environments
  • Issues in Historic Urban Environments
  • Surveying and Recording of Cities
  • Urban Redevelopment for Historic Environments

Optional modules

  • Architecture in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Britain
  • Representations of Cities
  • Sustainable Strategies

Key staff

Who should apply?

We’re looking for architects, urban designers and people in related design fields, as well as those able to demonstrate relevant transferable skills and interests.

More information

For core course information, including how to apply, visit our programme overview page

About The Bartlett School of Architecture

We are:

  • one of the most influential, exciting and innovative architecture schools in the world
  • located within the UK’s largest multidisciplinary faculty of the built environment, in one of the world’s top universities
  • the UK’s highest-rated department for architectural research (REF 2008, 2014), and ranked the best British school of architecture by AJ100 for 13 consecutive years
  • based in a new building at 22 Gordon Street in central London, close to world-leading architectural, engineering and creative practices, many of them partners. From 2017/18 we will also have new high-volume facilities for experimentation, making, and performance at Here East in Hackney Wick, East London
  • host to students from over 40 nations, many of them among the most sought-after in the world for their drive, creativity, and skills
  • the school where students have won a total of 6 Bronze, 3 Dissertation, and 10 Silver RIBA Presidents medals


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