The Bartlett



The Bartlett is UCL's multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary faculty of the built environment. Our vision is a world where everything that’s built adds to the wellbeing of both people and planet.

We offer architecture and planning alongside disciplines such as energy, sustainability, public purpose and prosperity. Our schools, institutes and centres share perspectives, working together to investigate the complex challenges of the 21st century. And being in London, an inspirational global city steeped in history and resources, we’re proud to partner and work alongside industry, government and local communities.

The Bartlett offers an exceptional range of study and research resources, technical facilities, and opportunities for collaboration. We hold an extensive range of events throughout the year in subjects across the whole faculty. Studying at The Bartlett is an opportunity to expand your thinking, and engage with experts in your field.

Which postgraduate programme is right for you?

MA, MSc, MASc and MPA

MA, MSc, MASc and MPA programmes are usually tutor-led. They allow you to expand your knowledge in a particular area and provide 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, placements 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 and MLA

MArch (Master of Architecture) programmes provide students with the opportunity to carry out advanced study in architecture. One programme, MArch Architecture, requires students to have completed a first degree in architecture, but the others are open to students from a range of disciplines.

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

The MLA (Master of Landscape Architecture) is a specific two-year programme for applicants from a related field of study who wish to specialise in landscape design.


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.

Browse all Master's programmes at UCL

Visit the UCL Graduate Prospectus to search for your perfect course by degree level, course format, and study location. 

Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis

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.

School of Architecture

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

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/MSc
These two design-led Master's degrees teach 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.

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/MLA
These two new creative and reflective Master's degrees consider interventions in the landscape through imaginative design, strategic thinking and technical knowledge.

Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Architectural Research
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/MRes
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.

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.

School of Sustainable Construction

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 / Learning Environments MSc
We also offer two postgraduate courses at The Bartlett Real Estate Institute. Our courses are multi-faceted and focused on the broader implications of real estate in the 21st century.

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.

Development Planning Unit

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.

School of Planning

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

Sustainable Urbanism MSc/Dip
This MSc/Dip 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/Dip
This programme offers a unique focus on urban design as a creative planning tool the interface between urban design and city planning.

Urban Regeneration MSc/Dip
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. We're excited to offer this new Master's programme for the 2021/22 academic year.

UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources

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.

UCL Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering

Environmental Design and Engineering MSc/Dip
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

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

Sustainable Heritage MSc
The innovative content and delivery of this course will be attractive to those with an aptitude for interdisciplinary work who wish to make a tangible difference in the field of heritage.

UCL Institute for Global Prosperity

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.

UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose

Master of Public Administration: Innovation, Public Policy and Public Value
This new 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.