Newcastle University

Newcastle University

Architectural Design Research

This course focuses on the relations between architecture and the contemporary global city to produce innovative design-based research of the highest quality. Each year, the programme concentrates on a particular city and is co-ordinated in relation to a specific theme.

Entry requirements

The programme is open to students who have completed their academic training in architectural design (ARB/RIBA Part 2 or international equivalent). As part of the application process candidates will need to supply an electronic portfolio in pdf format (maximum size 8MB). Applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.5, or equivalent.

Course modules

Modules include: Dissertation; design research studio 1; design research studio. Optional modules: Cultural theory and architectural criticism; practising landscape; architecture in the information age; emergent digital design methods; 3D modelling and visualisation; cities and buildings: contemporary issues in urban design; cities, security, resilience; creative web and interactive media; art and practice of digital film; media analysis; issues and ideas in museum, gallery and heritage; communication and interpretation in museum, gallery and heritage; philosophies in human geography; global politics and popular culture; critical geopolitics.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 5,500 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Campus Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU North East

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Key information

School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape
Telephone number: 
0191 208 6509