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Architecture and Urban Design MA


University of Kent

Type

Master's programs

Location

Europe

Canterbury

United Kingdom

Location

United Kingdom

Canterbury

Type

Master's programs


The MA in Architecture and Urban Design (MAUD) proposes a particular perspective of the city, combining the strength of architectural history and theory with the study of the contemporary city, to provide an understanding of architecture and urban design that addresses the dynamic conditions of cities today. You examine the trajectory of cities’ development, particularly in relation to the Enlightenment, industrialisation, the role of Modernisms and the conditions of the 21st century. In doing so, you draw from the wider context of humanities, cultural studies, the visual arts, drama, film and other media that influence the formation of an urban landscape. A cross-cultural, interdisciplinary programme, you spend your first term at our Canterbury campus with full access to its excellent academic and recreational facilities. In the spring term you relocate to the University of Kent, Paris, where you study at the Columbia Global Center (known as Reid Hall) in a historic corner of Montparnasse. In Paris, all modules are taught in English and you are encouraged to make full use of the city’s cultural resources and to integrate these into your studies. You can also take French language courses which will help you when living and studying in the heart of French culture.