Architectural Design Innovation MSc

Architectural Design Innovation MSc

Master degree
12 months
Application deadlines: May 1
Intakes: September
International tuition: £12,470
Domestic tuition: £5,500

Program overview

The course will focus on how new technologies such as UAVs and drones will change and affect buildings and architecture of the future. You will develop project management, BIM and digital design skills and work with your peers to design buildings that address the future need for transportation through air. Real world issues will be explored including zero-energy housing, contemporary urban design and healthy and resilient cities. It has been developed to encourage the sharing of international and cultural experiences to enrich understanding, and to equip you to respond appropriately to different design contexts. Throughout this course, the approach to learning is not instructive, but is centered on discourse and dialogue, and the fertile exchange of ideas and thinking. You will learn by a mixture of studio-based activity, tutorials, lectures and seminars. The studio space dedicated to the course provides you with an appropriately equipped place to undertake self-directed study and form your own architectonic positions. Whilst Semester 1 introduces theoretical ideas, and in doing so ensures a common level of understanding across the cohort, Semesters 2 and 3 are predominantly research-focused and are driven by independent learning.

Study options

This program can be done
On campus


Applicants normally hold a 2:2 undergraduate honours degree or its equivalent, in one of the following subject areas: Architecture, Architectural Design, Architectural Technology, Design Management, Sustainable Building Design, Urban Design / Planning. Applicants with a lower degree classification and / or relevant work experience will be considered on a case by case basis.

Career opportunities

On completion of this course, you will be equipped with high level innovative tools to tackle complicated architectural problems and be able to work in architecture offices across the world. Career options include working in Architecture firms or various other parts of the AEC industry acting as strategic designers or champions of design within multi-disciplinary teams.

Campus location

Aberdeen , United Kingdom

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