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Master London Architecture - At the institution - London - Greater London

  • Objectives
    This course seeks to provide the opportunity to investigate the history of London’s architecture, and thus the history of architecture over the last five hundred years, to explore the economic, social and cultural reasons why London has developed as it has, and to contemplate how contemporary influences are continuing to impinge on the city.
  • Entry requirements
    Candidates should have a good undergraduate degree in a humanities subject, with an emphasis on architecture, art or architectural history, cultural geography,planning,material culture or urban sociology'.
  • Academic title
    MA London Architecture
  • Course description
    Introduction
    London is a world city, with a long history and a great wealth of architecture. While we live and work in the city, and even might be engaged with it in a professional capacity, we are often ignorant of why London was built the way we experience it today.
    This course seeks to provide the opportunity to investigate the history of London’s architecture, and thus the history of architecture over the last five hundred years, to explore the economic, social and cultural reasons why London has developed as it has, and to contemplate how contemporary influences are continuing to impinge on the city. The subject of the course will be London’s architecture and its material culture, and full use will be made of the wide range of sources available in the archives, libraries and collections of London as well as in the built fabric of the city.

    Course Content
    Core modules
    - Picturing London
    - Servicing the Social City
    - The London House
    - Dissertation


    Option modules
    - Capital London
    - Commercial London
    - Reading London
    - Tourism and Cultural Industries
    - The City in History
    - Social History of London’s Religious Architecture

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