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The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL Graduate Guide 2018–2019


The Bartlett School of Architecture is internationally renowned for award-winning innovative research and teaching that is academically rigorous, critically informed, design-led and interdisciplinary. Architecture has been taught at UCL for over 175 years. Building on a rich history of rigour and ingenuity, the School has been voted the best school of architecture in the UK for fourteen consecutive years by the Architects’ Journal AJ100 and is currently ranked second in the world in the international QS World University Rankings. Use this guide to get a taste of each of our programmes for postgraduate students, from our longest-running programme, Architecture MArch to our newest programmes, Bio-integrated Design MSc/MArch and Landscape Architecture MA/MLA.

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Graduate Guide 2018–2019

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Life at The Bartlett School of Architecture 4

ArchitectureMArch (ARB/RIBA Part 2) 6

Architectural Computation (B-Pro)MSc // MRes 8

Architectural Design (B-Pro)MArch 10

Architectural HistoryMA

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Architecture & Digital Theory (B-Pro)MRes 14

Architecture & Historic Urban EnvironmentsMA 16

Bio-integrated Design (B-Pro)MArch // MSc 18

Design for ManufactureMArch

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Design for Performance & InteractionMArch 22

Landscape ArchitectureMA // MLA 24

Situated PracticeMA 26

Space Syntax: Architecture & CitiesMSc // MRes 28

Urban Design (B-Pro)MArch 31

How to apply


Clockwise from top left: Show Opener Ross Lovegrove and Programme Director Julia Backhaus at The Bartlett Summer Show 2017; the launch of The B-Pro Show 2017; Open Crits 2017; Here East; the workshop at 22 Gordon Street and the building from street level


Graduate Guide 2018–2019

Life at The Bartlett School of Architecture

World-class facilities With two London sites, 22 Gordon Street in Bloomsbury and Here East at The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, we work with students in environments that encourage and facilitate innovation. B-made, The Bartlett Manufacturing and Design Exchange, offers students a combination of workshop facilities and expertise unrivalled in London. For those students based at Here East, there’s the space, technology and expertise to test and learn in a state-of-the-art, interdisciplinary environment. Big exhibitions Our annual exhibitions of student work are famous around the world. Our yearly Summer Show is the biggest of its kind in the UK, attracting thousands of visitors each year, seconded perhaps only by our B-Pro Show each autumn. We also host medium and micro exhibitions of student and professional work throughout the year.

Boundary-pushing lectures A roster of international industry leaders lecture at The Bartlett throughout the autumn and spring as part of our International Lecture Series. Currently the School also hosts an interdisciplinary event series, Constructing Realities, an Architectural History series, Situating Architecture, and a number of one-off lectures and open crit sessions throughout the year. In London The School is part of The Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment at UCL, a world-leading university based in the heart of London. Our students enjoy The Bartlett’s specialist environment alongside libraries, sports facilities, bars and cafés befitting a university of UCL’s size and prestige. Across all of our programmes, we encourage students to engage with London as an environment and a cultural melting pot. The Bartlett School of Architecture is within walking distance of some of the UK’s flagship cultural institutions including the British Museum and the British Library.

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The Bartlett School of Architecture

Architecture

Professionally Accredited

MArch (ARB/RIBA Part 2) Programme Directors: Julia Backhaus & Professor Marjan Colletti

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As a leading professionally accredited architecture programme, Architecture MArch at The Bartlett allows students to develop an advanced understanding about what architecture is and what it could be. Students strengthen their core skills in design, technology, history and theory and professional studies, working closely with world-class tutors, academics and practitioners. Half of the programme is taught through design modules, where teaching is structured into groups, known as ‘units’ that run throughout both years. Although distinct from one another, units deliver a common set of principles with the support of a dedicated practice-based tutor. Architecture students benefit not only from our unique teaching style and structure, but also from unrivalled industry networking opportunities, including the largest student architecture showcase in the UK, The Bartlett Summer Show.

Modes and duration Full time – two years Entry requirements → Normally a minimum of a second-class degree in Architecture from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard → This degree is also open to graduates with corporate membership of one of the following UK professional institutions: the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) or the Architects' Registration Board (ARB) → Candidates will be asked to present a portfolio of design work once their application has been submitted. Application deadline 23 March 2018 for 2018 entry Contact Admissions enquiries: Thea Heintz t.heintz@ucl.ac.uk

Highlights → Work with world-class tutors, both academic experts and practising architects → Take speculative risks with your projects and test the boundaries of how architecture is defined → Enjoy the School’s unrivalled reputation and networking opportunities and exhibit in the annual Bartlett Summer Show. Careers Graduates are amongst the most sought-after employees by leading and emerging practices, including Foster + Partners, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, Make, Arup, Zaha Hadid Architects, HOK, and Heatherwick Studio. Graduates have also formed their own practices or forged successful careers in creative practices.

Image: Transitions of the Filigree by Matthew Pratt, Architecture MArch 2015-17


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“The   Bartlett has given me a great, immersive experience allowing me to develop a personal architectural stance.” Agostino Nickl, Architecture student, 2017

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Architectural Computation MSc // MRes

Programme Director: Manuel Jiménez Garcia

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How will tomorrow’s built environment be designed and constructed? Taught by architects and experts in artificial intelligence, this course equips students with the skills to create generative and responsive forms, through exposure to real programming environments. Throughout either an MSc or MRes degree, students develop the depth of understanding needed to exploit computation to create innovative architectural solutions for the future. Students are taught programming skills alongside advanced theory and work in groups called ‘research clusters’ to undertake studio-based research in their chosen area of the discipline. The course culminates in the annual B-Pro Show – an exhibition of student work, attracting thousands of visitors to the School’s central London home.

Modes and duration Full time – one year, taught over 12 months Part time – two years (MRes only) Flexible – two to five years Entry requirements → Normally a minimum of a second-class degree from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard → Candidates are expected to have some basic computation experience. Application deadline 27 July 2018 for 2018 entry Contact Admissions enquiries: bartlett.pgclerk@ucl.ac.uk Programme Director: manuel.garcia@ucl.ac.uk

Highlights → Gain the technical skills and theoretical knowledge to understand and advance architectural computation → Enjoy state-of-the-art technology and facilities at The Bartlett, as well as shared expertise across the five B-Pro programmes → Exhibit your work at The Bartlett in our annual B-Pro Show. Careers With the opportunity to develop expertise in one of the most important areas of growth and change in the built environment and construction industry, students graduate with an exciting plethora of career opportunities.

Image: Alien Resolution by John Hee Lee, Ningzhu Wang, Feng Zhou and Danli Zhoung, Architectural Design MArch 2014-15


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“Computational   power is changing at high speed, revolutionising the way we understand and design architecture.” Manuel Garcia Jiménez

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Architectural Design MArch

Programme Director: Gilles Retsin

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Design is a crucial agency for uncovering complex patterns. This course explores the frontiers of advanced architecture and design and their convergence with science and technology. Spending around two thirds of their time undertaking studio-based design enquiry, students work with internationally renowned researchers and practitioners towards a major speculative design project and thesis. The design modules are structured into groups known as ‘research clusters’, each with its own research specialism, and all underpinned by shared technical and theoretical resources and expertise. The course culminates in the annual B-Pro Show – an exhibition of student work, attracting thousands of visitors to the School’s central London home.

Modes and duration Full time – one year, taught over 12 months Entry requirements → Normally a minimum of a second-class degree from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard → Candidates will be asked to submit a portfolio of their design work once their application has been submitted. Application deadline 27 July 2018 for 2018 entry Contact Admissions enquiries: Thea Heintz t.heintz@ucl.ac.uk Programme Director: g.retsin@ucl.ac.uk

Highlights → Develop an advanced practical understanding of design-based speculative research → Work with internationally renowned experts in cutting-edge design and fabrication → Exhibit your work at The Bartlett in our annual B-Pro Show. Careers With the opportunity to develop expertise in many of the cutting-edge design technologies shaping the global built environment, graduates from this programme are equipped for an exciting career in architecture or design.

Image: Infinite Voxels by Chao Jiang, Andres Gonzalez Molino, Zhixin Sun, Architectural Design MArch 2016-17


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“I  am so proud of the work that I've done throughout the course. It's really prepared me for an exciting career." Anna Uborevich-Borovskaya, Architectural Design student, 2017


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Architectural History MA

Programme Director: Professor Peg Rawes

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This course explores what history can do for architecture. It examines architecture, not just as autonomous buildings, cities or designs, but through the society that inhabits and constructs them, and the ideas and debates they give rise to. Students work with some of the world’s most respected historians and theorists to examine architecture and cities from Early Modern to contemporary contexts, developing an extensive architectural knowledge and learning to critically interpret buildings, texts and architects as well as other representations and creative practices. Students advance their skills for interrogating, extending or reframing architecture as a discipline, situating it within broader debates about culture, history and politics.

Modes and duration Full time – one year Part time – two years Flexible – two to five years Entry requirements → Normally a minimum of a second-class degree from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Application deadline 27 July 2018 for 2018 entry Contact Admissions enquiries: Thea Heintz t.heintz@ucl.ac.uk Programme Director: m.rawes@ucl.ac.uk

The longest established course of its kind, Architectural History at The Bartlett remains the unchallenged leader of the field. Highlights → Develop an extensive knowledge of architecture, alongside the ability to analyse, interpret and interrogate architecture, art and society → Learn from and with eminent academics, researchers and practitioners → Acquire interdisciplinary approaches, through the programme’s public lecture series, Situating Architecture, and throughout the course. Careers Graduates from this course have gone on to establish highly successful careers in architectural and arts journalism, including The Times and The Architects’ Journal, architectural practices and the heritage sector, as well as teaching and researching at universities including UCL and Queen Mary University of London.

Image: The Vele, Scampia – Naples, part of the dissertation by Paola Camasso, Architectural History MA, 2016-17


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“This   course teaches you a way of thinking about architecture and the built landscape. It teaches you to question… not just to confront buildings, but to look at them from other angles.” Tom Dyckhoff, writer, broadcaster and historian Architectural History alumnus


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Architecture & Digital Theory MRes

Programme Directors: Professor Mario Carpo & Professor Frédéric Migayrou

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Led by world-renowned innovators in the field of digital design and fabrication, this course explores digital theory, history and culture in relation to architecture.

Modes and duration Full time – one year Part time – two years Flexible– three to five years

This course offers a hybrid pedagogical format where students’ research and experimentation are informed by the culture of the design community along with leading contemporary scholarship in the arts and humanities.

Entry requirements → The normal minimum qualifications are an upper second-class Bachelor's degree in architecture or an associated design discipline from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

Students on this programme gain an advanced understanding of the history and theory of computation and architecture, defining new ways to understand the history of computational design and contemporary architectural design. They will also consider the role of the practitioner in respect to research and design in the built environment and be introduced to theories of design as a knowledge- or evidence-based process.

Application deadline 27 July for 2018 entry Contact Admissions enquiries: Thea Heintz t.heintz@ucl.ac.uk Programme Director: m.carpo@ucl.ac.uk

Highlights → Develop an advanced knowledge of digital theory and architecture with leading academics and practitioners → Be mentored throughout the year by an academic with expertise in your chosen area of research → Bolster your research expertise with taught modules from other Master’s programmes at The Bartlett as well as the School’s rich schedule of lectures and seminars. Careers Although likely that students might be considering a PhD in the field, this course equips graduates with knowledge of contemporary digital theory and the ability to conduct in-depth research that may be applicable to a range of careers.

Image: ‘CSD’ - multiscale articulation of a void by Oliver Ledzema Gallegos and Ian Tu, Architectural Design 2016-17


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“Digital   tools for design and fabrication are inspiring contemporary architecture, reshaping the global construction industry, and upending the definition and roles of the design professions as we have known them.” Professor Mario Carpo

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Architecture & Historic Urban Environments MA

Programme Director: Dr Edward Denison 14

Preservation, far from safeguarding our built heritage, is having an adverse effect on historic urban environments. This course pioneers a fresh and critical approach that promotes architectural and artistic interventions which rejuvenate and reinterpret historic urban environments at all scales, from innovative street furniture to city planning. Students examine cities from around the world, beginning with one of the most exciting of all, London. Working alongside historians and researchers from The Survey of London team, students learn the processes of urban surveying, recording, mapping and analysis alongside urban strategies and key issues concerning cultural heritage. In tandem with developing a robust theoretical and practical understanding of sites, students have the opportunity to develop their own design practice, thinking creatively about how historic urban environments might thrive rather than just survive in the future. Highlights → Work with a team of outstanding designers, researchers and historians to develop creative approaches to historic urban environments → Develop a detailed understanding of urban surveying, recording and mapping to inform your unique design vision, informed by field trips to world-renowned sites → Exhibit your dissertation or major project as part of the course’s annual exhibition.

Careers Graduates are equipped with both the expertise and practical skills to engage with and shape historic urban environments around the world, whether through critical research or practical and creative intervention. Recent graduate destinations have included architectural practice, public and non-governmental institutions, and further studies. Modes and duration Full time – one year Flexible – two to five years Entry requirements → Normally a minimum of an upper secondclass degree from a UK university in an appropriate subject or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Application deadline 27 July 2018 for 2018 entry Contact Admissions enquiries: Thea Heintz t.heintz@ucl.ac.uk Programme Director: e.denison@ucl.ac.uk

Image: London's South Bank, part of the dissertation by Julen Aguinagalde Lopes de Calle, Architecture and Historic Urban Environments MA, 2016-17


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“This   course has taught me how to define historic urban environments and how to deal with them in the reality of the world today.” Pich Poshyananda, Architecture and Historic Urban Environments student, 2017


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Bio-integrated Design MArch // MSc

New for 2018 Subject to internal approval

Programme Directors: Professsor Marcos Cruz & Dr Brenda Parker (MSc only)

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Our urban habitat today is being fundamentally shaped by revolutions in biotechnology, computation and climate change. Bio-integrated Design takes these revolutions as the foundation for developing sophisticated design solutions to shape the future of the built environment. Taught jointly by The Bartlett School of Architecture and UCL’s Biochemical Engineering Department, Bio-integrated Design combines scientific methods with design experimentation, seeking new modes of simulation and production, and exploring how advances in the fields of biotechnology, synthetic biology and material science are changing architectural design. Two distinct Bio-integrated Design programmes are available: an MArch degree and an MSc degree. Applicants should choose which to apply for depending on whether they seek to specialise in scientific or architectural outputs.

Modes and duration Full time – two years Flexible – three to five years Entry requirements → Normally a minimum of a second-class degree from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Application deadline 27 July 2018 for 2018 entry Contact Admissions enquiries: Thea Heintz t.heintz@ucl.ac.uk Programme Directors: m.cruz@ucl.ac.uk brenda.parker@ucl.ac.uk

Highlights → Work with an interdisciplinary team of scientists and designers to establish new forms of design → Develop an advanced knowledge of technologies and working methods, which may include digital simulations, synthetic biology and biotechnology and digital fabrication → Design innovative bio-integrated systems with a variety of applications Careers Bio-integrated Design empowers students to engage with processes where design and engineering make a direct contribution to quality of life. With advanced skills in scientific research and/or design, graduates will be uniquely prepared for a broad scope of jobs, whether in academia or industry.

Image: Bio Photovolatics by Yuan Huang, Hoda Eskandar Nia, Ziwei Zhao and Elen Mirella Dourampei, BiotA Lab, Architectural Design MArch 2016-17


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“Bio-integrated   Design will only grow in significance in the 21st Century, as we see our world shaped by environmental factors beyond our control and in need of greater scientific and architectural innovation.” Dr Brenda Parker

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Design for Manufacture MArch

Programme Director: Professor Bob Sheil

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The manufacturing industry is changing fast. With advanced design and engineering tools demanding highly skilled graduates, and rising expectations of quality and regulation, an elite workforce is needed with cutting-edge expertise and hands-on experience. This course prepares a new professional workforce of highly-skilled, creative and adaptable experts, with tacit and explicit knowledge in design, engineering, material behaviour, analogue and digital craft, and advanced systems operations. Along with Design for Performance and Interaction and Situated Practice, this programme is taught in the School’s state-ofthe-art facilities at Here East, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, an interdisciplinary space shared between UCL’s Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment and Faculty of Engineering Sciences.

Modes and duration Full-time – 15 months Flexible – two to five years Entry requirements → A minimum of a second-class UK degree in an appropriate subject or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard → Applicants are also expected to have a strong portfolio of design and/or fabrication work → Applicants with extensive experience in the field may also be considered. Application deadline 27 July 2018 for 2018 entry Contact Admissions enquiries: Thea Heintz t.heintz@ucl.ac.uk Programme Director: r.sheil@ucl.ac.uk

Highlights → Develop, learn and innovate with advanced manufacturing processes → Work collaboratively to design and prototype elements, such as furniture systems, structures and enclosures → Advance your skills with B-made, The Bartlett Manufacturing and Design Exchange, our state-of-the-art fabrication resource staffed by experts in craft, making, manufacturing and robotics. Careers Graduates are equipped to progress to further study and teaching, or roles in design and the built environment with some of the world's leading architecture, engineering and construction companies.

Image: Robotic cell for prototyping using composite wax materials by Arthur Prior, Bartlett Innochain Fellow


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“This   course presents the opportunity to progress building design, rethinking production as part of the creative process.” Robert Stuart-Smith, architect, designer, researcher


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Design for Performance & Interaction MArch

Programme Director: Ruairi Glynn 20

What happens when we design not in three dimensions but four? This radical course teaches students to understand and design performances and interactive experiences. Students develop an advanced understanding of the principles and skills of design for performance and interaction in relation to interdisciplinary theories taken from performing arts, digital media, spatial interaction, anthropology, sociology, cybernetics, cognitive neuroscience and aesthetics. Structured to offer the widest scope for creativity, the course facilitates and empowers students to find their own unique design vision, emphasising prototyping, from interactive objects to staged events and performance architecture. The programme is taught in The Bartlett’s cutting-edge facilities at Here East, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park - a space renowned for cross-disciplinary and performative design and research.

Modes and duration Full time – 15 months Flexible – two to five years Entry requirements → A minimum of a second-class UK degree in an appropriate subject or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard → Applicants are also expected to have a strong portfolio of design and/or performance work → Applicants with extensive experience in the field may also be considered. Application deadline 27 July 2018 for 2018 entry Contact Admissions enquiries: Thea Heintz t.heintz@ucl.ac.uk Programme Director: r.glynn@ucl.ac.uk

Highlights → Develop advanced and practical knowledge about designing performances and interactive experiences, based on interdisciplinary theories → Exhibit your work in a public London exhibition → Work with practitioners and researchers in cutting-edge facilities. Careers This course prepares graduates for careers influencing, changing and leading in the creation of spaces and systems for performance and interaction in the 21st century.

Image: Hortum Machina B by William Victor Camilleri and Danilo Sampaio, Interactive Architecture Lab, Architectural Design MArch 2014-15


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“This   course takes the material of architecture and space and thinks about how performance interacts with audiences.” Jessica Bowles, Lecturer at The Royal Central School for Speech and Drama

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Landscape Architecture MA // MLA

New for 2018 Subject to internal approval

Seeking Professional Accreditation

Programme Director: Professor Laura Allen

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Landscape Architecture is a creative and reflective discipline looking at interventions in the landscape through imaginative design, strategic thinking and technical knowledge. Landscape architects shape the future of cities and rural environments alike. With design-led teaching and learning, Landscape Architecture at The Bartlett equips students to progress towards a career as a landscape architect. Students work to put their theories into practice from week one, researching through speculative design. Landscape Architecture is available to study as an MLA (Master of Landscape Architecture) conversion course or MA degree, depending on whether students have an undergraduate degree accredited by the Landscape Institute or one in another discipline. Highlights → Work with a team of landscape architects, researchers and built environment professionals to inform your creative design practices → Develop a detailed knowledge and understanding of the potential of the profession → Learn in the School’s unique studio culture, and enjoy interdisciplinary opportunities across the Faculty and UCL.

Modes and duration MLA: Full time – two years MA: Full time – one year Entry requirements → For the MLA degree normally a minimum of a second-class degree from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard → The MA degree is open to graduates of Landscape Institute-accredited undergraduate degrees, with a minimum of a second-class degree, or equivalent to apply to; on occasion it is also open to graduates of other degrees who can demonstrate comparable abilities. Application Deadline 27 July 2018 for 2018 entry Contact Admissions enquiries: Thea Heintz t.heintz@ucl.ac.uk Programme Director: l.allen@ucl.ac.uk

Careers This programme prepares students to become leaders in the field of landscape architecture. We are currently seeking Landscape Institute (LI) accreditation for both the MLA and MA degrees.

Image: Low-res City by Agostino Nickl, Architecture MArch, 2015-17


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“ Landscape architecture can change the way we experience and think about our environment.” Professor Laura Allen

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Situated Practice MA

Programme Director: James O’Leary

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Contemporary culture doesn’t fit neatly into a box. The overlap between practices, methods and approaches from the fields of architecture, art and design is the fast-evolving terrain of this programme, which examines how architecture cross-pollinates with other creative arts. Students learn about spatial theories and practices in art, architecture, performativity, urbanism and writing, develop a robust understanding of research methods in art and design practice-led research and create their own site-related projects – from physical installations and digital interventions to site writings. Working with practitioners and researchers from The Bartlett School of Architecture, alongside affiliated centres and institutions, the course empowers students to pioneer new forms of hybrid practice between art and architecture.

Modes and duration Full time – 15 months Flexible – two to five years Entry requirements → A minimum of an upper second-class UK Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate subject or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Application deadline 27 July 2018 for 2018 entry Contact Admissions enquiries: Thea Heintz t.heintz@ucl.ac.uk Programme Director: j.o’leary@ucl.ac.uk

Highlights → Develop an advanced understanding of situated practice, both theoretical and practical → Enjoy an invigorating interdisciplinary environment, which brings students and practitioners together from a wide range of artistic and technical backgrounds → Learn in state-of-the-art facilities at Here East, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and have the opportunity to exhibit your work in London before graduation. Careers As well as preparing graduates for further research, the course provides the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills across an impressive cultural spectrum, equipping graduates for careers in practices that engage with the transformation of spaces and generate public engagement.

Image: Kreider + O'Leary, Edge City, Lisbon Architecture Triennale, Portugal, 2013 © Kreider + O'Leary


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“The   exciting thing about this course is the trans-disciplinary approach to exploring processes of critical and creative transformation in relation to places and spaces.” James O’Leary


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Space Syntax: Architecture & Cities MSc // MRes

Programme Director: Dr Kayvan Karimi 26

How can buildings and cities be designed in direct relation to people? Developed and taught by UCL’s internationally renowned Space Syntax Laboratory, Space Syntax: Architecture and Cities investigates architecture and urban design as instruments in the development of society. Students are equipped with theoretical and practical knowledge about spatial, physical and human systems within the built environment, enabling them to conduct their own in-depth research and analysis. Students work with leaders in the field to analyse patterns of space inhabited by individuals, communities and organisations. Space Syntax: Architecture and Cities explores the fields of architecture and urbanism to create a greater knowledge of how complex architectural and urban systems work and how spaces can be planned, designed and manufactured to create a better society. Highlights → Learn about the theories, methods and techniques of Space Syntax, at the institute where the methodology was founded → Analyse architectural and urban systems, determine their roles in creating a better society and inform design processes → Apply theoretical and analytical frameworks to practical case studies.

Modes and duration Full time – one year Part time – two years (MRes only) Flexible – two to five years Entry requirements → For the MSc degree, normally a minimum of a second-class degree or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard is required → For the MRes degree, normally a minimum of upper second-class degree from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard is required. Application deadline 27 July 2018 for 2018 entry Contact Admissions enquiries: bartlett.pgclerk@ucl.ac.uk Programme Director: k.karimi@ucl.ac.uk

Careers Graduates are prepared to go into practice or further research, having gained an unrivalled understanding of evidence-informed and research-based design. Previous graduate destinations have included Foster + Partners, Zaha Hadid and Aecom, as well as reputable research institutes and universities, such as ETH, Tsinghua and UCL. Image: The City is the Museum by Lorena Raquel Espaillat Bencosme, Space Syntax: Architecture & Cities MSc 2016-17


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“This   programme built upon my past experience as a designer, increasing the breadth of my analytical thinking in terms of spatial configuration, urban networks and human movement.” Genevieve Shaun, Space Syntax Architecture & Cities student, 2017


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Urban Design MArch

Programme Director: Professor Mark Smout

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Urban design is the study of cities, their form and nature, as well as the complex challenges and opportunities of global urbanisation. This course brings together designers and thinkers from across the world for design-led research into the challenges of urban living. Working collaboratively within teaching groups called ‘research clusters’, students explore new ideas in both design and theory, developing a complex understanding of the city as a place of human coexistence. Students are encouraged to use the School’s home in London as their primary ‘laboratory’, but also undertake other field work. The course provides the opportunity to discover new design skills, using specialist tools and technology. The course culminates in the annual B-Pro Show – an exhibition of student work, attracting thousands of visitors to the School’s central London home.

Modes and duration Full time – one year, taught over 12 months Entry requirements → Normally a minimum of a second-class degree from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard → Candidates will be asked to submit a portfolio of their design work once their application has been submitted. Application deadline 27 July 2018 for 2018 entry Contact Admissions enquiries: Thea Heintz t.heintz@ucl.ac.uk Programme Director: m.smout@ucl.ac.uk

Highlights → Develop an advanced practical understanding of design-based speculative research for the urban environment → Work with internationally renowned experts in cutting-edge design and fabrication → Exhibit your work at The Bartlett in our annual B-Pro Show. Careers Having built up specialist expertise in urban design, graduates from this programme enjoy a reputation as forward thinkers in cities around the world. Recent graduate destinations have included design agencies and architectural practices as well as further research at university level.

Image: Climatic Clouding City by Bing Zhou, Urban Design MArch 2016-17


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“With   the help of my tutors and the other students, I have challenged myself. My final project gives me a great sense of achievement.” Bing Zhou, Urban Design student, 2017


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Graduate Guide 2018–2019

How to apply

We welcome applications from all over the world from students who want to gain a Master’s degree to change the world around them and understand the built environment in new ways. All applications to study one of The Bartlett School of Architecture’s graduate programmes are made directly to UCL. After submitting your application, for some programmes you will receive a request for a portfolio from our admissions team. Check out the entry requirements detailed in this booklet and if you’re unsure, the right person to contact is detailed there too. 1. Decide which programme you would like to study This booklet is just the start. Visit our website, download information booklets about your programme of interest, join us for an open day or take a look at our schedule of public events. 2. Make sure you understand the entry requirements and that you've already met them or are likely to Entry requirements are different for each of our programmes. In this booklet we have detailed the normal or typical entry requirements, but you can find the full details online. You may also need to find out which qualifications UCL accepts from other countries and check UCL’s English language proficiency requirements.

Image: B-Pro Show 2017

3. Check application deadlines Our 2018 deadlines are detailed in this booklet and you can double-check them online. We would advise submitting your application as early as possible, as the admissions process can take several months and we make offers on a rolling basis. Please also be aware that our programmes are oversubscribed so competition is high. The earlier we receive your application, the better. 4. Submit your application online ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/graduate/apply Before you get started, it’s worth noting that you’ll need to supply the details of two referees who are able to comment on your suitability for the programme for which you are applying. A transcript of results is also required with a certified translation in English if necessary. If the programme you’ve applied to requests a portfolio, you’ll be emailed after you’ve submitted your application. Do not send your design work until requested. If needed, please upload an English Language certificate if you have one, however this can also be sent at a later stage. 5. Await a decision You will be able to track the progress of your application via the UCL Applicants Portal. An email will be sent to you telling you how to log on to the applicant portal page once you have submitted your form.

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The Bartlett School of Architecture Graduate Guide 2018-19  

A guide to all the Master's courses available at The Bartlett School of Architecture for students beginning their studies in 2018.

The Bartlett School of Architecture Graduate Guide 2018-19  

A guide to all the Master's courses available at The Bartlett School of Architecture for students beginning their studies in 2018.