MA Architecture

Leeds Beckett University

Program Description

MA Architecture

Leeds Beckett University

If you want to pursue a design specialism within architecture this is a studio-based course which will address your needs. If you already have a degree in architecture, but are more interested in specialisation or an academic career then our course can help you.

This course uses a research-by-design approach in a studio environment, in order to help you to develop your own specialism and research-based study.

We offer an international perspective on design and encourage you to develop exciting design-led propositions on issues such as environmental sustainability, urban resilience and resource depletion.

The three themes of the course are sustainable urbanism, facade design and architectural interiors. You will complete introductory and advanced projects in your chosen theme and, at the end of your course, you will have the opportunity to exhibit or publish your thesis work.


Architecture, Planning or Interior Design, at least a second class honours degree in a non-cognate subject supported by evidence of an aptitude for the subject applied for, or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment.

All suitable candidates who meet the entry requirements will be required to submit a portfolio of creative work to demonstrate creative ability, and may be required to attend an interview. Your portfolio should include examples from your previous education, professional experience, or personal work. Candidates based overseas will be supported to undertake this electronically and/or by telephone.

English Language Requirement: IELTS 6.5 with no skills below 6.0, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.

Mature Applicants

Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu. If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website.

Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.


The Leeds School of Architecture, Landscape and Design at Leeds Beckett is well recognised within the three specialist areas. We have world renowned practitioners and academics in sustainable urbanism who have won international design competitions and have worked with and for leading design firms, such as Bauman Lyons Architects and MacCreanor Lavington.

The facade design tutorial team have worked on innovative designs for firms such as Foster, Atelier One, HOK, Ian Simpson, and Zaha Hadid. The architectural interiors team consists of practitioners, academics and designers, who specialise in themes such as building reuse and museum and exhibition design. Many of the students undertake live projects or competitions.

You will have access to an excellent learning environment which includes new multimedia studios equipped with drawing boards, computers and model-making facilities, a state-of-the-art library and specialist workshops.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated December 1, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2017
1 - 2 years
Part time
Full time
4,500 GBP
Start date Sept. 2017
United Kingdom Leeds, England
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info
Duration 1 - 2 years
Price 4,500 GBP
Overseas: 10000 GBP