Newcastle University: Advanced Architectural Design

InstitutionNewcastle University View institution profile
Department School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape
Study type Taught


The Advanced Architectural Design MSc provides the resources for you to gain further skills in architectural design.

**About this course**
Our MSc Advanced Architectural Design is a degree course for international designers to enhance their design and research skills in the environment of one of the UK’s leading Schools of Architecture* (*ranked by QS in the World’s Top 100 in 2019). The course helps you consolidate your own identity as a designer, and develop your own distinctive specialisms through research-led design, in a world where successful architects increasingly have to be specialists as well as generalists. Our aim is to help you become a leading architect in the profession.

The course offers a set of innovative, absorbing, research-led pathways in advanced architectural design. You can choose one of the following pathways:

Architecture and Cities
Property Development.

Further details of each pathway is provided below. There is a balance of shared and specialist teaching across all the pathways. Most of these are one-year pathways, and we also offer a two-year pathway in Architecture and Cities.

If you need more information, you can get in touch using the details under the Contact us heading.

The School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape has excellent studio teaching facilities. Our facilities include:

lively design studios
exhibition spaces
well-equipped workshop including the latest digital manufacturing technology
wet fabrication lab including 3D printers
molecular biology lab (one of the first in the world to be administered by a school of architecture)
print media suite
IT suites.

Find out more about the School facilities, including virtual tours of some teaching spaces.


Newcastle University

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Newcastle University is ranked one of the best in the UK for teaching and learning. We are also a world-leader in academic excellence and original research.

  • Top 200 for Graduate Employability (out of 600 analysed universities) in the QS Graduate Employability Rankings® 2018
  • First class rating and ranked 20th in the UK for Sustainability (People & Planet's University League 2017)
  • Top 20 'most targeted' university by the UK's leading employers for the last six years (The Graduate Market, report from High Fliers Research 2012-2018 – a report into the universities most targeted for graduate employees ...

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