The AA Graduate School includes 11 postgraduate programmes offering advanced studies in one of the world's most dynamic learning environments. All enrolled students join the school in September at the outset of an academic year, and attend full-time studies according to the length of the course selected.
- Important Notice: The Conservation of Historic Buildings course has been suspended for the 2015/16 academic year. This is a temporary suspension while the school works to re-organise the programme. Please regularly review the website for further updates.
16-month programmes, which are open to applicants with a five-year professional degree in architecture, for Architecture & Urbanism, Design & Make, Emergent Technologies & Design, Housing & Urbanism, Sustainable Environmental Design and Landscape Urbanism.
12-month programmes in Emergent Technologies & Design, Sustainable Environmental Design, Landscape Urbanism and Design & Make which are open to applicants with professional qualifications in architecture, engineering or other related disciplines. Dissertation projects are expected to combine design research with case study work related to students' backgrounds.
12-month programmes in History & Critical Thinking, Housing & Urbanism and Spatial Performance & Design, which are open to applicants with professional qualifications in architecture, engineering or other related disciplines. Dissertation projects are expected to combine design research with case-study work related to students' backgrounds.
18-month programme in Spatial Performance & Design, open to professionals in a number of creative fields who collectively realise projects between architecture, art and performance.
20-month Taught MPhil in Architecture and Urban Design (Projective Cities) and the MPhil in Media Practices* are open to candidates with a four or five-year degree in architecture (BArch, Diploma or equivalent degree)
Complementing the Masters programmes, the AA PhD programme fosters advanced scholarship and innovative research in the fields of architecture and urbanism through full-time doctoral studies. A new PhD in Architectural Design programme provides a setting for advanced research and learning for architects, designers and other qualified professionals.
The AA is an Approved Institution and Affiliated Research Centre of The Open University (OU), UK. All taught graduate degrees at the AA are validated by the OU. The OU is the awarding body for research degrees at the AA.