The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, London
Started in 1981, the MA Architectural History at the Bartlett School of Architecture is the UK's longest established and best known master's course in the historical, theoretical and critical interpretation of architecture, cities, urban spaces, creative practices and of their representations.
Over the past 30 years the course has been continually developed and revised, prioritising the exploration of new and existing methodologies and critical theories as they might be applied to the study of architecture and cities. Rather than dealing with architecture exclusively through the work of famous individuals, landmark buildings, stylistic classification or normative categories, the course locates architecture within social, ideological, creative, political, theoretical and urban processes. In doing so, it explores the boundaries of what might be regarded as legitimate architectural objects of study, and the interpretations that might be made of them.
The student cohort of 15-18 individuals comprises a dynamic mix of UK, EU and international participants from all parts of the world.
Located in the centre of London, MA Architectural History students also benefit from a huge range of research, study and personal opportunities, from the dynamism of the city itself as one of the foremost global centres of architectural and urban culture, to the use of extensive libraries and other research facilities, to the opportunity to enjoy innumerable public exhibitions, conferences, lectures, debates, film screening and other events.
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