Architecture in London

Why study this module?

During this module you'll explore the architecture of London and learn techniques and research methods for analysing buildings and urban spaces. This module offers a programme of workshops, seminars and visits to significant buildings and urban environments around London. 

Approaching the City from the vantage point of architectural element and type, this module explores past and present day ways of inhabiting urban space. From the imaginative homes designed by the architects who lived in them, to the massive urban projects that created new forms for spectacle, communication and living – you'll learn about the history and the life of the City while exploring drawing and writing techniques. You'll create individual responses to specific buildings and spaces in guided practical workshops.  

All of our summer school modules are worth 15 UK credit points / 3 US credit points / 7.5 ECTS. Upon successful completion we will provide you with a transcript of records.

Please note that our summer school modules are currently subject to validation. In the unlikely event that a module isn’t validated by its start date, we will get in touch to discuss the options available to you.

Applications now open!

To register for this summer school module you'll need to fill in our application form below.

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Application deadline: 1 April 2021

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Entry requirements

You can apply for a place on this summer school module if you are 18-years-old or above. If you are a non-native speaker you can also choose to take this module in combination with our English Language module.

You should have an English language certificate confirming your level B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) qualification. Acceptable English language certificates include IELTS, Cambridge Advanced or Cambridge Proficiency Certificate, TOEFL and institutional tests such as those offered by the German Academic Exchange Service. Exceptions may apply if you are a native speaker or if your current degree is being taught in English (UK NARIC certification required). 

You may need a visitor visa to attend the summer school depending on your nationality and personal circumstances. A standard visitor visa will cost £95 and we will provide you with visa guidance after you have submitted your application.

This module can also be taken in combination with our Internship in London module. Entry requirements for this combination can be found on our Internship in London page.


More about this module

This module will:  

  • provoke reflective and critical responses to architectural and urban spaces, and to the associated practices of drawing, writing and researching 
  • assist you to develop individual methods of research and analysis to support your investigation and documentation of the City and its buildings 
  • equip you with a range of practical skills and techniques and enable you to observe, analyse, describe and interpret the City and its history 
  • facilitate discussion of thematic and historical links between buildings, landscapes and works of art, and support you and your fellow students in creating own narratives about them
Teaching and assessment

Throughout this module you'll learn through a variety of methods including lectures, seminars and guided visits.

Assessment on this module includes an analysis of a building element or collection of elements, using methods and techniques explored in the practical workshops and a zine, exploring an individual response to the material covered during the course.

Module fees

The cost of this module is £1,400. Discounts are available if you wish to take more than one academic module from each session. Please contact us for further information. 

If you would like to take this module in combination with our English Language module, the total cost of your tuition fees would be £2,650. 

If you want to take this module in combination with our Internship in London module, the total cost of your tuition fees would be £3,500.

How to apply

To register for this summer school module you'll need to fill in our application form below.

International Summer School application form

Application deadline: 1 April 2021

If you have any questions, please get in touch with Noelle and Johanna from the summer school team at