Educating the next generation of architects and designers to meet the challenges of urbanism.
Length: two years
Our course is an established two-year Graduate Fellowship teaching the values of Sustainable Architecture & Urbanism, carrying an MA in Sustainable Urbanism, and validated by the University of Wales.
We believe that comprehensive and practical action is needed to train the next generation of architects and designers to evolve traditional approaches to planning and design in response to our contemporary crisis. This is where our MA in Sustainable Urbanism comes in.
Starting in July each year, we host the first year of the course at our Shoreditch office in London.
The programme balances academic and practical training. The first year of our course includes a weekly Masterclass led by experts from our own staff and around the world, while students are placed in one of our departments for 3 days a week. We give students one day each week for reading, in our own specialist library or at the British Library and other research libraries in London. Meanwhile our students work on set essays (in the first and second term) and a research project on an aspect of sustainable urbanism, broadly considered. At the end of the year, we ask our students to present their research as a first year seminar for teaching staff and students.
In the second year, we help our students find a placement of their choice four days a week, while writing a dissertation on an aspect of sustainable urbanism of their choice.
Who can apply?
We welcome applications from students across the EU. All we ask is that they are fluent in English (IELTS score 7.0) and have completed a first degree (or Part I) in any of the following:
- Urban design
- Landscape design
- Planning or urban policy
- Or related areas
We will also accept applications from entrants without one of these qualifications who have acquired experience through work or other means and can satisfy staff responsible for admissions of their ability to succeed in the programme.
How to apply?
Students should apply by sending the following to Dr. Matthew Hardy at our Shoreditch office in London by recorded delivery.
- A CV and Covering letter
- A 500 word essay on the topic "What's Wrong with Urban Sprawl Anyway?"
- Reference letter from your Head of School
- A Portfolio, containing samples of your work
- If you have not previously completed a university course taught in English, please include an IELTS certificate with a score of at least 7.0
- If you intend to apply for a bursary please indicate this at the time of application.
Things to Note:
If you would like to visit us and meet current students, please get in touch with Matthew Hardy at the address below.
The closing date for completed applications is 10th May 2013.
Shortlisted candidates will be expected to attend interviews on 20th May 2013.
What it costs
We can sometimes offer bursaries to help with costs. If you wish to apply, please let us know at the time of application. Applications will be means tested.
Course fees: £6,250 per annum