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 programmes by school

Bartlett Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA)

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.

Bartlett School of Architecture (BSA)

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.

Bartlett School of Sustainable Construction (BSSC)

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.

Bartlett Development Planning Unit (DPU)

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.

Bartlett School of Planning (BSP)

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.

UCL Energy Institute

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.

UCL Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering (IEDE)

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.

UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage (ISH)

Cultural Heritage (Data Science) MSc
This new, cross-disciplinary programme will create expert data scientists taught through the exciting lens of cultural heritage.

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.

UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources (ISR)

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

UCL Institute for Global Prosperity (IGP)

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.

UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose (IIPP)

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.

UCL Urban Laboratory

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.

Which postgraduate course format is right for you?

We offer a wide range of different degree formats at The Bartlett, with some key differences. Here are their key characteristics:

MA, MSc, MPA and MASc

MA, MSc, MPA, MASc (Master of Arts, Master of Science, Master of Public Administration, Master of Arts and Science) courses are usually tutor-led. They allow you to expand your knowledge in a particular area. The goal is to provide you with the skills and expertise to pursue further study and develop professionally.

Courses are delivered through different methods, such as lectures, seminars, workshops, case studies, placements and field trips. 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. Finally, you will submit an individual dissertation, undertaken during the summer, on a subject of your choice.

These courses tend to last for between one and two years. Entry requirements vary.

MArch and MLA

MArch (Master of Architecture) courses provide students with the opportunity to carry out advanced study in architecture. Our Architecture MArch course requires students to have completed a first degree in architecture. Others MArch courses open to students from a range of disciplines.

MArch degrees focus on design and visual representation, so a background in a design/visually-orientated field would be useful. These degrees are aimed chiefly at those looking to advance towards becoming a registered architect.

The MLA (Master of Landscape Architecture) is a two-year master’s for applicants with suitable backgrounds who want to specialise in landscape design.


MRes (Master of Research) courses combine research opportunities with subject-specific taught modules.

This gives you greater freedom to explore and develop a field of study than is normally possible with a master’s. At the same time, you are able to enjoy the benefits of teaching and other aspects of taught postgraduate courses.

An MRes at UCL tends to last for one-year. Of this, around two-thirds (66%) is research, compared to one-third (33%) on a taught master’s.

You will invited to our annual MRes conference, which showcases the diversity of research courses at The Bartlett. This offers an interactive and engaging platform for networking and building relations with fellow research professionals.

Why study an MRes?

  • You want to immerse yourself in a research subject, but don’t want to pursue a full PhD
  • You want to build a strong academic foundation in preparation for a PhD
  • You already have some professional experience and would like to enhance your research skills and boost your career progression
  • You want to acquire new skills and training for a career change
  • You want access to the considerable networking opportunities offered by research courses at The Bartlett You are seeking greater flexibility, with fewer teaching hours to allow time for other commitments
For more information, contact Kayvan Karimi, Bartlett MRes tutor: k.karimi@ucl.ac.uk

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