This programme prepares a new professional workforce of highly-skilled, creative and adaptable experts, with tacit and explicit knowledge in design, engineering, material behaviour, analogue and digital craft and advanced systems operations.

About this degree

Learning throughout this programme is structured around design, fabrication and testing. Students  learn to locate their work in the historical and theoretical context of design for manufacture, and  select from a range of analogue and digital skills that they wish to develop, progressing to undertaking advanced design, research and fabrication projects with support from leading academics and professionals.

The programme is suitable for students who have a strong portfolio of design and/or fabrication work and wish to develop careers in design for manufacturing in the architecture, engineering and construction fields. It is also suitable for those from other disciplines involving design and making.

Study Details:

MArch Full-time: 15 months Part-time: 30 months Flexible: 2-5 years

Module Details:

Compulsory modules

  • Design for Manufacture: Introductory Design Workshops (15 credits)
  • Design for Manufacture: Thesis Portfolio, Initial Projects (30 credits)
  • Design for Manufacture: Thesis Portfolio, Final Project (60 credits)
  • Design for Manufacture: Contextual Theory (15 credits)
  • Design for Manufacture: Thesis Report (30 credits)
  • Design for Manufacture: Skills Portfolio (30 credits)

There are no optional modules for this programme.

Please note that the list of modules given here is indicative. This information is published a long time in advance of enrolment and module content and availability is subject to change.

For further and the most up-to-date information about the programme structure please visit the UCL Prospectus website.

Programme Funding

UCL offers a range of financial awards aimed at assisting both prospective and current students with their studies.

Student Destinations

Graduates are likely to progress to further study and teaching, or roles in design and the built environment with some of the world’s leading architecture, engineering and construction companies.


The combination of networks, knowledge and technical expertise makes graduates of The Bartlett some of the most sought after in the world. Graduates of this programme will leave with the skills and expertise relevant to a rapidly expanding and evolving sector in industry.


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Entry Requirements

A minimum of a second-class UK degree in an appropriate subject or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Applicants with extensive experience in the field may also be considered. A design/creative portfolio is also expected. Applicants will be asked to submit a portfolio of their design work once their completed application has been received, and should not send or upload work until it has been requested.

International equivalent qualifications are considered, they can be found by selecting the relevant country from a drop down list in the entry requirements section of each programme page in the UCL Graduate Prospectus.

If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.

The English language level for this programme is: Standard

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