University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool

Architecture - taught in London at University of Liverpool in London

The programme is aimed at graduates from a number of disciplines who are interested in pursuing a non-professional degree in architecture or an area closely related to architecture. With a number of core modules that introduce you to detailed aspects of architecture led-research, you can take either a studio design based route drawing on both the rich heritage of the city of London and on the wider UK context, or a purely research based route if you prefer. One of the key features of this degree is the ability for you to develop areas of personal interest in association with the extensive research skills of the teaching staff. Core modules are taken in research based skills development and you can select from a range of optional modules in areas such as sustainability, digital architecture and project management. The full time academic staff is supplemented by studio teaching staff drawn from leading London architectural practices, ensuring your tuition remains at the forefront of the discipline.

Entry requirements

You will normally need to have a Bachelor�s degree (with Honours) at 2.1 level or better in an appropriate field of study. A wide range of subjects is acceptable but please contact us if you wish to check whether your degree subject is suitable. Candidates who do not meet these requirements will be considered on their individual merits and should discuss their particular circumstances with the programme contact. Students whose 1st language is not English will require either: An ELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.0 in each component); or TOEFL IBT 88 or above with minimum scores in components: Listening and writing 21; reading 22; speaking 23; International Baccalaureate Standard Level (Grade 5); Hong Kong use of English AS Level C; India Standard XII 70 per cent or above from Central and Metro State Boards; WAEC C4-6.

Course modules

Semester 1 modules include: Presenting design research (15 credits); design project 1 (30 credits); design appreciation 1 (15 credits). Semester 2 modules include: Research methodology (15 credits); design project 2 (30 credits); design appreciation 2 (15 credits); plus 1 15 credit module chosen from the MSc Urban Design and Property Development, MSc Urban Planning or MSc Advanced Trans-disciplinary Design. Semester 3: Thesis (dissertation, design by research or design) (60 credits).

Assessment methods

Studio modules are assessed by portfolio review and studio presentations. Other modules are assessed by coursework and oral presentations. The thesis is assessed in 1 of 3 forms: Studio design portfolio; written dissertation; or research by design.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 9,700 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 17,600 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 9,700 per Academic year (EU fees) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
London Campus Islington EC2A 1BB South East

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