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Design for Manufacture MArch in University College of London

University College of London
The Bartlett School of Architecture
London, England
United Kingdom
Fabrication, Arts & Communications

This programme teaches students how to place their design skills in the context of fast-evolving developments in construction, fabrication, assembly and automation.




The manufacturing industry is changing fast. With advanced design and engineering tools demanding highly skilled graduates, and rising expectations of quality and regulation, a specialised and creative workforce is needed with cutting-edge expertise and hands-on experience.


Taught over 15 months, Design for Manufacture students develop tacit and explicit knowledge of design, engineering, material behaviour, analogue and digital craft and advanced systems operations. Working in state-of-the-art facilities at Here East, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, students develop their own practice with multi-disciplinary academics, designers and practitioners.


Collaborative research, learning and working is central to the programme. Within this context, students work in design clusters of 15 to 20, led by two tutors who will define a distinct but constantly evolving territory of research.




– Develop, learn and innovate with advanced manufacturing processes, including robotics for fabrication and assembly, 3D printing, CNC milling, water jet, 3D scanning and laser cutting


– Have access to large-volume space for 1:1 prototyping at Here East in close proximity to complimentary disciplines and expertise in civil engineering, computer science, architectural computation, environmental design and performance design


– Work collaboratively to design and prototype elements, such as furniture systems, structures and enclosures, set within the context of contemporary challenges such as sustainability, production, cost, and assembly


– Work with B-made – The Bartlett Manufacturing and Design Exchange – our state-of-the-art fabrication workshop staffed by experts in craft, making, manufacturing and robotics.


Key information




– Full-time: 15 months, beginning in October
– Part-time: 30 months
– Flexible: two to five years


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.


Read the full entry requirements on the UCL Graduate Prospectus


Application deadline


Applications open for this programme on 01 November 2019 and close on 24 July 2020.


We strongly advise early application, as our programmes are over subscribed and competition is high.


Fees and funding


Tuition fee information can be found on the UCL Graduate Prospectus.


For a comprehensive list of the funding opportunities available at UCL, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarships and Funding section of the UCL website.




This programme draws upon the related and internationally recognised expertise within The Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment and The School of Architecture, as well as across UCL, including the Civil Engineering and Computer Science departments of UCL Engineering. The programme is also supported by B-made, The Bartlett Manufacturing and Design Exchange.

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General information
15 months full time
Emmanuel Vercruysse
UK-EU: £14,160 full time / Non UK-EU: £27,460 full time
Email /
+44 (0)20 3108 9638 / +44 (0)20 3370 1216
22 Gordon St, Kings Cross, London WC1H 0QB
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The information of this Master's Degree was extracted from the Official Website of the program.
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