University of East London

University of East London

Architecture (Critical Cities)

This course is aimed at working professionals, but is equally a means for practitioners seeking new employment pathways or re-entry to the job market, to improve their skills base in critical thinking and writing - both vital to successful practice. The compact attendance commitment and flexibility of tutorial engagement within the Production of Place module is specifically aimed at working professionals and as such fits within their practice, providing a blended learning part time module. The programme will offer a critical perspective on the development of cities, challenging conventional orthodoxies with regard to growth and critiquing concepts such as regeneration and sustainability. The area of study will focus on London's Docklands from the 1980s through to the developments associated with the London 2012 Olympics. It will contrast the roll-out of neo-liberal policies with the impact on social justice and offer lessons for cities around the UK and internationally.

Entry requirements

Applicants are expected to hold a first degree in a professionally accredited architecture or built environment qualification. In the case of non 'Built Environment' graduates some relevant experience or a substantial element of text based study should involve architecture or place based subjects. A candidate with an architecture background will have a good pass at Diploma/RIBA part 2, with RIBA part 3 qualification is an advantage. The applicants should hold a British award classification of no less than a lower second class honours (2:2). Alternatively, a degree qualification of a standard equivalent from a recognised university outside the U.K is expected.

Course modules

Modules include: critical writing; critical studies: the production of place; thesis.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MRes Full-time September 2016 - 1 years
MRes Part-time September 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Docklands Campus Newham E16 2RD South East

Key information

Applicant Enquiries
Telephone number: 
0208 223 3333