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Space Syntax: Architecture and Cities MSc // MRes

These programmes investigates architecture and urban design as instruments in the design of society.

Space Syntax: Architecture and Cities

About Space Syntax: Architecture & Cities

How can buildings and cities be designed in direct relation with people? Developed and taught by UCL’s internationally renowned Space Syntax Laboratory, Space Syntax: Architecture and Cities investigates architecture and urban design as instruments in the development of society.

Students are equipped with the theoretical and practical knowledge about spatial, physical and human systems within the built environment, enabling them to conduct their own in-depth research and analysis. Students work with leaders in the field to analyse patterns of space inhabited by individuals, communities and organisations.

Space Syntax: Architecture and Cities explores the fields of architecture and urbanism to create a greater knowledge of how complex architectural and urban systems work and how spaces can be planned, designed and manufactured to create a better society.

Highlights

  • Learn about the theories, methods and techniques of Space Syntax, at the institute where the methodology was founded
  • Develop the knowledge and skills to analyse architectural and urban systems, determine their roles in creating a better society, and inform the design processes
  • Work closely with peers and tutors to apply theoretical and analytical frameworks to practical case studies
The course built upon my past experience as a designer, increasing the breadth of my analytical thinking in terms of spatial configuration, urban networks and human movement. 

Genevieve Shaun, Space Syntax: Architecture & Cities student, 2017 


Key staff

Programme Director: Dr Kayvan Karimi


Modes and duration 

Space Syntax: Architecture & Cities MSc
Full time - one year
Flexible - two to five years

Space Syntax: Architecture & Cities MRes
Full time - one year
Part time - two years
Flexible - three to five years


Typical entry requirements and application

We’re looking for students with a background in architecture and urban design, as well as graduates of other disciplines such as art history, history, planning, geography, anthropology, mathematics, computer science and engineering who wish to develop specialist knowledge of architecture and the city. 

Space Syntax: Architecture & Cities MSc
Normally a minimum of a second-class degree from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standrad. 

Space Syntax: Architecture & Cities MRes
Normally a minimum of an upper second-class degree from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standrad. 

Application deadline: 27 July 2018 
We strongly advise early application, as our programmes are over subscribed and competition is high. 


Contact

Programme Director: Kayvan Karimi
Admissions Enquiries: Bartlett PG Clerk 

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