The Bartlett



The Bartlett is UCL's multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary faculty of the built environment. Our vision is a world where the systems and cities we build add to the wellbeing of both people and planet.

We are the UK's largest and most multidisciplinary faculty of the built environment. Alongside architecture and infrastructure, we are also interested in the invisible systems and structures that determine how we live together.

The Bartlett offers an exceptional range of study and research resources, technical facilities, and opportunities for collaboration. Studying with us is an opportunity to help push the boundaries of what we understand about the built environment.

Postgraduate courses by subject

Advanced Spatial Analysis

The Bartlett Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis is interdisciplinary research institute focusing on developing a science of cities, with the goal of making cities better places to live.

MSc Connected Environments
The MSc in Connected Environments is a new degree at CASA and focuses on the research challenges that relate to the infrastructure required to instrument our built and natural environments.

Urban Spatial Science MSc 
New for 2022/2023, the MSc Urban Spatial Science programme explores the theoretical, social and scientific foundations of the modern built environment through a geo-spatial, data-oriented lens.

Urban Spatial Science MRes 
New for 2022/2023, the MRes Urban Spatial Science programme explores the theoretical, social and scientific foundations of the modern built environment through a geo-spatial, data-oriented lens.

You may also be interested in our degrees in Architecture or Planning.


Our influential, exciting and innovative architecture school questions what architecture could and should be. Alongside professional training, we consider the wider and deeper significance of the built environment.

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

Architecture and Historic Urban Environments MA
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. 

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

Architectural Computation MRes
A self-directed alternative to the above, with a greater focus on research skills, for those looking to pursue doctoral study or gain deeper experience in a particular area.

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

Architectural History MA
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.

Architecture MArch (ARB/RIBA Part 2)
The programme has an international reputation and encourages both a rigorous professional approach to architecture within a highly speculative and creative context.

Bio-Integrated Design MArch
This design-led Master's degree teaches students to develop design solutions for a world shaped by environmental factors, responding to the impact of biotechnology, computation and climate change on the built environment.

Bio-Integrated Design MSc
As above but suited to those seeking to focus more on science-driven outputs rather than exclusively on design.

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

Design for Performance and Interaction MArch
This 15-month Master's 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.

Landscape Architecture MA
This creative and reflective MA, aimed at those with an undergraduate landscape architecture degree, considers interventions in the landscape through imaginative design, strategic thinking and technical knowledge.

Landscape Architecture MLA
As above, but over two years, designed as a conversion course for students without a previous landscape architecture qualificaiton.

Advanced Architectural Research PG Cert
This programme allows students to develop their own research and/or design to an advanced level over a period of three months or part time over a longer period.

Situated Practice MA
This new 15-month Masters programme 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.

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

Space Syntax: Architecture and Cities MRes
This MRes allows students to pursue their own research questions relating to architecture and urban design in context of living, evolving cities.

Urban Design MArch
This programme 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.

Cinematic and Videogame Architecture MArch
​​​​This programme offers students a unique opportunity to design innovative projects at the convergence of architecture, film and videogames.

You may also be interested in our degrees in Environmental Design and Engineering or Advanced Spatial Analysis.

Development Planning

The Bartlett Development Planning Unit’s research and teaching aims to support socially just and sustainable development in the global south.

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

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

Health in Urban Development MSc
This programme focuses on producing theoretical and practical knowledge about the interrelationships between formal and informal urban contexts, health disparities, social justice and development planning in the Global South.

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

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

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

You may also be interested in our degrees in Global Prosperity or Sustainable Resources.


Energy transition is at a critical juncture as globally we race to meet emissions goals. The UCL Energy Institute equips graduates with the tools needed for a career as a leader in energy-related industry, academia, or policy making.

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

Energy Systems and Data Analytics MSc
This programme provides an academically leading and industrially relevant study of energy systems through the lens of data analytics.

Smart Energy and the Built Environment MSc
Smart energy technologies and services in buildings, towns and cities have the power to transform our energy system, while ensuring resilience and security of supply, and controlling costs. This MSc will train students to be at the forefront of this revolution in smart energy and the built environment.

You may also be interested in our degrees in Sustainable Resources or Environmental Design and Engineering.

Environmental Design and Engineering

Are you interested in making our buildings towns and cities better places to live? Do you want to make them more sustainable, healthier and more efficient and productive? Our undergradate, Master's and PhD programmes can take you there. All programmes offered by the UCL Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering are fully accredited by relevant professional bodies.

Built Environment: Environmental Design and Engineering MSc
Established for over 25 years, this programme is interdisciplinary in every aspect, dealing with the environmental issues associated with buildings.

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

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

Smart Buildings and Digital Engineering MSc
Join a new generation of innovation and research leaders on this MSc focusing on the engineering design and operation of integrated building systems, with an expertise grounded in technical excellence.

You may also be interested in our degrees in Architecture or Sustainable Construction.

Global Prosperity

The UCL Institute for Global Prosperity is redesigning prosperity for the 21st century. We want to change the way we conceive and run our economies, and rework our relationship with the planet.

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

Prosperity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship MSc
Prosperity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship MSc is an intensive one-year (or part-time) taught graduate degree. It embraces critical and progressive perspectives for understanding and advancing transformative entrepreneurship, social innovation and societal impact.

Prosperity, People and Planet MSc
Prosperity, People and Planet (PPP) MSc equips the next generation of changemakers with the knowledge and skills to create sustainable prosperity for all of nature and humanity.

You may also be interested in our degrees in Innovation and Public Purpose or Sustainable Resources.

Innovation and Public Purpose

UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose's teaching and research focuses on changing how public value is imagined, practised and evaluated to tackle societal challenges.

Innovation, Public Policy and Public Value MPA
This programme focuses on an in-depth understanding of the economics of innovation, technological, social and institutional innovations, and cutting-edge thinking around public administration and governance.

You may also be interested in our degrees in Global Prosperity.


The Bartlett School of Planning is a research-led school with over 100 years of history in training practitioners in planning and related disciplines. We link theory, policy and practice in planning and development to drive advances in the field.

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

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

Infrastructure Planning, Appraisal and Development MSc
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.

Inter-disciplinary Urban Design MRes
This MRes degree 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.

International City Planning MSc
This programme is designed for students who want an international perspective on planning systems and cultures or are likely to work outside the UK after their studies.

International Real Estate and Planning MSc
This programme presents a unique opportunity for students to focus on the relationship between the property development process and the planning systems of Europe and beyond.

Spatial Planning Degree Apprenticeship MSc
This degree apprenticeship is designed for those wishing to understand and practice spatial planning in the UK as chartered town planners and have a sponsoring employer in England.

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

Sustainable Urbanism MSc
This MSc focuses on one of the biggest challenges facing us today: rapid urbanisation and its impact on the environment and society.

Transport and City Planning MSc
With an international focus, this programme takes 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.

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

Urban Regeneration MSc
For this programme, 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.

You may also be interested in our degrees in Development Planning or Advanced Spatial Analysis.

Sustainable Construction

The Bartlett School of Sustainable Construction is an international centre dedicated to developing sustainable approaches to project management, real estate and economics.

Construction Economics and Management MSc
The CEM MSc 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.

Digital Engineering Management MSc
This innovative degree is designed to equip students with an understanding of digital engineering and develop them into leaders and managers in the built environment sector.

Digital Innovation in Built Asset Management MSc
The Digital Innovation in Built Asset Management MSc offers a unique educational programme for professionals looking to use cutting-edge techniques in the management of built assets.

Healthcare Facilities MSc
Healthcare Facilities MSc is a unique programme, leading to a degree specialised on the healthcare built environment, either as healthcare architect or healthcare planner.

Learning Environments MSc
This programme explores the complex intersections between learning and the environments in which it takes place, both physical and digital, with view to creating better educational spaces.

Infrastructure Investment and Finance MSc
This MSc is designed to develop multi-disciplined infrastructure specialists required to realise the complex delivery of infrastructure.

Project and Enterprise Management MSc
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.

Real Estate Economics and Investment Analysis MSc
This course is designed to equip students with an understanding of the economics of the real estate market and give them skills to use data to make informed investment decisions.

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

Major Infrastructure Delivery MBA
This new MBA course aims to support senior professionals in the development of innovative management and leadership practices, to support the delivery of major infrastructure projects.

You may also be interested in our degrees in our degrees in Environmental Design and Engineering or Planning.

Sustainable Heritage

Everybody has a stake in cultural heritage. The UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage trains future heritage professionals and carries out research leading to innovative, sustainable solutions.

Built Environment: Sustainable Heritage (Heritage Science) MSc
The Heritage Science route of the Sustainable Heritage MSc will introduce you to a unique assembly of scientific disciplines, drawing from physical sciences, engineering, imaging, computing and social sciences to address cultural heritage research questions.

Built Environment: Sustainable Heritage (Heritage Management) MSc
Designed for a new generation of heritage leaders, the Heritage Management route of the Sustainable Heritage MSc provides the interdisciplinary skills needed to deliver the heritage programmes and projects of the future.

Built Environment : Sustainable Heritage (Data Science) MSc
Digital technologies and data have a fundamental role in contemporary society, and cultural heritage is no exception. This degree route will create expert data scientists taught through the exciting multidisciplinary lens of cultural heritage.

You may also be interested in our degrees in our degrees in Environmental Design and Engineering.

Sustainable Resources

To meet net-zero targets wholesale change is needed in the way we consume and use resources. For global change policy-makers, business and communities need to be engaged and we need sustainability leaders to drive it forward. We equip graduates with the tools to do this.

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

Business and Sustainability MSc
Business and Sustainability MSc explores how businesses can turn sustainability challenges into new opportunities and avenues for growth.

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

You may also be interested in our degrees in Energy or Global Prosperity.

Urban studies

UCL Urban Laboratory is a pioneering cross-disciplinary centre, promoting critical, creative and collaborative inquiry into urgent urban problems.

MASc in Global Urbanism
Our Master of Arts and Sciences degree will equip you with the critical skills and specialist knowledge to operate as an urbanist in today's global environment, collaborating across sectors to tackle urgent challenges and shape fairer cities.

You may also be interested in our degrees in Architecture or Planning.

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