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An international MA for built environment professionals and recently graduated students of architecture wishing to pursue a built environment specialism to Masters level, with clear relevance to both future practice or future doctoral study. By providing a choice of extended ‘practice’ modules in combination with theory options the student may select a distinct specialism – Computational Architecture, Urban Design, Sustainable Architecture, Architecture for International Development or Architecture and Heritage, or choose to blend practice and theory across disciplines by selecting either critical theory or Landscape studies. Computational Architecture builds on our legacy of world leading form generation through the work of Paul Coates, using parametric and object oriented design methodologies seamlessly with rapid manufacturing and visualisation techniques available within the School. Urban Design is a strength of our architecture teaching, understanding context and history as fundamental to locating the architecture of buildings within the architecture of the evolving city. Sustainable Architecture teaches the metrics based techniques for building performance, but unlike other courses on sustainability we locate technical sustainability within a social context, debating exactly what it is we are trying to sustain when making architecture. Following the ‘Architecture for International Development’ and ‘Architecture and Heritage’ options allows students to study, research and work with internationally renowned practices - Article 25 and

C+S Architects respectively, with an opportunity to engage in international practice workshops as part of the programme. MA Architecture and Urbanism offers a choice of thesis submission formats depending upon the specialist modules chosen and the students own interests and goals – either a written dissertation, design portfolio or active participation in and critical reflection on a live ‘design and build’ project at a school which is an international leader in live project pedagogy

UEL yearbook 2015  
UEL yearbook 2015