The Bartlett



The range of postgraduate taught programmes at The Bartlett is the broadest of any built environment faculty in the UK.

Each course is grounded in the research of world-renowned academics and the concerns of contemporary built environment practice. They cover:

  •  architecture
  •  infrastructure finance
  •  sustainable development
  •  energy economics
  •  heritage
  •  lighting
  •  urban regeneration
  •  spatial analysis
  •  and many other specialist fields

Studying at The Bartlett means studying the built environment in one of the most exciting and inspiring cities. London is home to many of Europe’s leading built environment employers, and a laboratory for new ideas in design, planning, finance, development and sustainability.

Bartlett minds are bringing a distinct, joined-up, interdisciplinary way of thinking that is in increasing demand as firms and practices come to grips with an age of new challenges and new opportunities.

Find out which postgraduate course is right for you:

MA and MSc

MA and MSc programmes are usually tutor-led. They allow you to expand your knowledge in a particular area and prodivde you with the skills and expertise to pursue further study and develop professionally.

Courses can be delivered by different methods, such as lectures, seminars, workshops, case studies and field trips, and you should expect to carry out your own research, write essays and take part in individual and group project work.

Your performance will be assessed through course work and examinations, along with an individual dissertation undertaken during the summer on a subject of your choice.


MArch programmes provide students with the opportunity to carry out advanced study in architecture. Two programmes, MArch Architecture and MArch Architectural Design, require students to have completed a first degree in architecture, although MArch Urban Design is open to students coming from a range of academic disciplines.

All three MArch programmes have a strong emphasis on design and visual representation so a background in a related design or visually-orientated field will be an advantage.


The MRes programmes at The Bartlett provide structured and progressive research training, and are a strong foundation for doctoral study or careers in industry and the public sector.

Training in research techniques, combined with subject specific modules, will support your in-depth study, and the significant research components of an MRes programme will allow you greater freedom to explore and develop your field of study than is normally possible with an MSc.

Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis

MSc Smart Cities & Urban Analytics
This programme is unique in its focus on the core research challenges that relate to the infrastructure of smart cities.

MRes Spatial Data Science and Visualisation
This course reflects the latest developments in spatial data analysis and visualisation reflecting CASA's reputation in the fields of geographic, urban and architectural information systems.

School of Architecture

MArch Architecture
The course has an international reputation and encourages both a rigorous professional approach to architecture within a highly speculative and creative context.

MArch Architectural Design
 A 12-month full-time programme offering the opportunity to be involved in the world of advanced speculative research in architectural design.

MArch Urban Design
The course emphasises the importance of design creativity, in keeping with the spirit of intellectual freedom, wit and experimental urge, which has given the Bartlett its international reputation.

MA Architectural History
This programme is the UK's longest established and best known master's course in the historical, theoretical and critical interpretation of architecture, cities, urban spaces and creative practices.

MA Situated Practice
This new 15-month Masters course provides knowledge and training in the principles and skills of situated practice in relation to conceptual spatial theories in art, architecture, performativity, urbanism and writing.

MA Architecture and Historic Urban Environments
This new 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. 

MSc/MRes Architectural Computation
Our Architectural Computation programme offers a unique perspective on the application of technology to the built environment.

MSc/MRes Space Syntax: Architecture and Cities
This MSc programme is centred on furthering the understanding of architecture and urban design in the development of building cities and the social groups that inhabit them.

MRes Architecture and Digital Theory
This is a new programme specifically dedicated to the theory, history, and criticism of digital design and digital fabrication. 

MArch Design for Manufacture 
This new 15-month Masters course will teach students how to place their design skills in the context of pioneering developments in construction, fabrication, assembly, and automation (including robotics).  

MArch Design for Performance
This new 15-month Master course teaches design in 4 Dimensions. Students will design the performance and interaction of objects, environments and people using the latest fabrication, sensing, computation, networked and responsive technologies.

School of Construction & Project Management

MSc Construction Economics and Management
MSc CEM equips graduates with the economics and management skills to analyse the problems which confront senior managers, policy advisers and decision-makers in any branch of the construction industry.

MSc Project Enterprise and Management
Aimed at those wishing to establish a career or advance their role in project management, this MSc equips students with an understanding of cutting-edge thinking.

MSc Strategic Management of Projects
MSc SMP offers a unique opportunity for ambitious individuals to develop their project leadership potential and make a vital contribution to strategic direction.

MSc Infrastructure Investment and Finance
MSc Infrastructure Investment and Finance is designed to develop multidisciplined infrastructure specialists required to realise the complex delivery of infrastructure.

Development Planning Unit

MSc Building and Urban Design in Development
The programme focuses on taking a community-oriented, participatory approach to spatial design.
MSc Development Administration and Planning
Designed to equip participants with the analytical, methodological and practical expertise needed to make a positive contribution to development in countries ...

MSc Environment and Sustainable Development
Reflects the increasing recognition that environmental concerns are closely linked to the way development theory and practice are conceived and applied.

MSc Social Development Practice
The increasingly 'people-centred' approach of development in the late 20th and early 21st century has led to a greater focus on the social dimensions of development.

MSc Urban Development Planning
Focused on international practices in urban development policy, planning and management addressing spatial, socio-economic and political transformation ...

MSc Urban Economic Development
Our central concern is to identify methods of enhancing urban productivity while promoting sustainability and equity through public intervention at the city level.

School of Planning

MSc/Dip Spatial Planning
The MSc Spatial Planning programme is intended for students who want a spatial perspective on planning systems and cultures.

MSc/Dip International Planning
For students who want an international perspective on planning systems and cultures or are likely to work outside the UK after their studies.

MSc/Dip International Real Estate and Planning
A unique opportunity for students to focus on the relationship between the property development process and the planning systems of Europe and beyond.

MSc/Dip Urban Regeneration
Globally distinguished theorists and practitioners offer students a hands-on, multidisciplinary education on one of the built environment's greatest challenges: urban decline and the planned renaissance of our cities.

MSc/Dip Sustainable Urbanism
Rapid urbanisation and its impact on the environment and society is one of the biggest challenges facing us today.

MSc/Dip Urban Design and City Planning
This programme offers a unique focus on urban design as a creative planning tool and the interface between urban design and city planning.

MSc/Dip Infrastructure Planning, Appraisal and Development
This programme is designed to equip students with the necessary skills to plan, appraise and deliver large-scale and complex infrastructure programmes and projects, fit for the challenges of the 21st century.

MSc Housing and City Planning
 It offers a ground-breaking interdisciplinary perspective on the developed world's 'housing question,' drawing together the planning, design and project management dimensions of development.

MSc Transport and City Planning
A ground-breaking, interdisciplinary and critical perspective on transport and urban planning, with key themes in transport and the city, sustainable cities and major infrastructure, and an international focus.

MRes Inter-disciplinary Urban Design
The MRes Inter-disciplinary Urban Design (IdUD) allows students to construct their study in a cross-disciplinary manner and to explore urban design as a critical arena for advanced research and practice.

MPlan City Planning
This two-year MPlan programme offers an in-depth, academically informed introduction to the professional practice of city planning.

UCL Energy Institute

MRes Energy Demand Studies
Applications are now open for our one-year stand-alone Masters of Research (MRes) programme. The aim of this exciting new programme is to provide a superb grounding in the required skills and knowledge to pursue a career in industry or academia. 

MSc in Economics and Policy of Energy and the Environment
This new MSc is unique in the UK in focussing on five core areas which have risen rapidly up the public agenda – environment, climate and energy economics, modelling and policy – and for which there is a need for highly qualified practitioners with the skills to analyse the issues and relate the results to policy.

UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources

MSc in Economics and Policy of Energy and the Environment
We equip graduates to become sustainability leaders and entrepreneurs in business, policy-making and research.

MSc in Sustainable Resources
This programme offers you a unique opportunity to understand and to learn how to analyse and manage the sustainable exploitation of mineral and natural resources, throughout the economy.

Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering

MSc/Dip Environmental Design and Engineering
Established for over 25 years, the course is interdisciplinary in all its aspects, dealing with environmental issues associated with buildings.

MSc/Dip Light and Lighting
Europe's long-standing specialist graduate lighting course attracting participants with diverse backgrounds in architecture, interior design, industrial design.

MSc Health, Wellbeing and Sustainable Buildings
This exciting new MSc programme will drive innovation for health and wellbeing in the design, assessment, retrofit and operation of residential and non-domestic sustainable buildings.

Institute for Sustainable Heritage

An interdisciplinary programme that takes an innovative approach to the teaching of 'hard' science subjects by taking cultural heritage as its context.

MSc/Dip Sustainable Heritage
The innovative content and delivery of the course will be attractive to those with an aptitude for inter-disciplinary work who wish to make a difference in the heritage field.

Institute for Global Prosperity

MSc Global Prosperity
Join a diverse community of researchers and practitioners underpinned by a shared vision for sustainable and inclusive prosperity.

PhD Global Prosperity
Join a community committed to advancing sustainable prosperity with a passion for entrepreneurial solutions and collective problem-solving.