University of Kent: Architecture and Urban Design (Canterbury and Paris) (MA)

InstitutionUniversity of Kent View institution profile
Department Kent School of Architecture View department profile
Study type Taught


The MA in Architecture and Urban Design (MAUD) proposes a particular perspective of the city, combining the strength of architectural history and theory with the study of the contemporary city, to provide an understanding of architecture and urban design that addresses the dynamic conditions of cities today.

Students examine the trajectory of cities’ development, particularly in relation to the Enlightenment, industrialisation, the role of Modernisms and the conditions of the 21st century. In doing so, they draw from the wider context of humanities, cultural studies, the visual arts, drama, film and other media that influence the formation of an urban landscape. This is a versatile Master’s qualification for architects, urban designers, surveyors, historians, landscape architects, theorists, engineers and other related professionals involved with planning and design of contemporary cities, as well as graduates interested in pursuing further postgraduate studies and an academic career. Students spend their first term at our Canterbury campus with full access to its excellent academic and recreational facilities. In the spring term they relocate to the University of Kent, Paris, where they study at the Columbia Global Center (known as Reid Hall) in a historic corner of Montparnasse. The programme can also be studied at Canterbury only.

1 course option

Qualification MA
Level RQF Level 7
Entry requirements

A first or a second class honours degree (or the equivalent) in architecture or another related discipline in humanities, planning or similar. Those without the degree will be considered for entry on an individual basis but must be able to show a considerable period of experience at an appropriate level.


Assessment is by coursework and the dissertation.

Location Canterbury campus
University of Kent

Contact details

Kent School of Architecture

Telephone 01227 824205

Recruitment and Admissions Office

Telephone +44 (0) 1227 768896

University of Kent
School of Architecture


Why Kent?
Architecture at Kent is highly ranked in the UK for research, student satisfaction and teaching. Our passion for the subject and research-led approach to teaching helps provide students with a first-class academic experience, as well as building personal skills and enhancing career prospects. As a student at Kent School of Architecture (KSA), you become part of a creative community that offers innovative programmes, studio-based teaching, contemporary vision, professional links and excellent facilities, all within a highly rated university.

Teaching excellence
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