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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Southwark Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    JAN-21, SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary


MSc Architecture is a specialised programme designed to develop digital design and practical manufacturing skills. It emphasises the value of detailed and analytical research and the expression of this through structured extended writing. You’ll extend your understanding of advanced architectural design and progressive contextual urbanism through studio- and workshop-based projects. Tutorials in the design studio and analogue and digital workshops, as well as instruction in advanced design software, will help you define and enhance your personal response to architectural challenges. The course connects 2D and 3D representations (drawing and physical modelling) with an understanding of digital fabrication and manufacturing, and you’ll have the opportunity to develop and make architectural components using the onsite facilities of the DARLAB(Digital Architecture and Robotic Lab). You’ll also consider architectural history and theory, and evaluate this to develop your own position in the form of an extended written project on a subject of your choice. For your final design project you'll develop a proposition for a complex building or buildings, drawing together all your learning to highlight the relationships between theory, design and technology.


All design modules are subject to continuous assessment: Design tutors monitor design scheme proposals throughout the semester, and collectively moderate assessments at each semester’s end; Individual feedback on design project proposals is provided at every individual studio tutorial; An evaluative, critical summary of design projects is provided at all final presentations


Digital design and practical manufacturing skills are applicable to, and sought after in a very broad range of employment opportunities in architecture and other design-related activities, including visualisation, gaming, animation, media, production engineering, and industrial design. The course is not intended to lead to a professional qualification, although it reflects the criteria and graduate attributes used by RIBA to deliver their validation services to programmes in architecture. Curriculum developed to reflect (but not meet) professional and statutory body requirements.

Professional links

The course has been developed in consultation with employers interested in upskilling their workforce with enhanced digital design and manufacturing skills. The course has strong links with the Royal Institute of British Architects, Architects Registration Board, and South London Society of Architects, plus numerous local, regional, and national practices.

Tuition fees

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£ 14,470per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

London South Bank University

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  • Campus address

    London South Bank University, 103 Borough Road, Southwark, SE1 0AA, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    33rd out of 59 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 220
    105 53%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    82 82%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.04 81%



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