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|Start Date:||15/09/2016||End Date:|
The MArch (Part 2) is a long-established and well-respected course that is prescribed by the ARB and validated by the RIBA to give exemption from the second stage of professional education. The emphasis of the course is on innovative design work, and on developing a caring and critical approach to the study and practice of architecture.
The course fosters diversity of choice, interpretation and approach, whether in design projects or more academic research. The former focuses on sophisticated design programmes (in formal, technical, professional or urban terms) that demand rigour and self-criticism. The latter focuses on your major dissertation, an extended piece of specialised research into architecture and its historical or theoretical contexts.
The course has three main objectives:
- to develop your design ability through project-based experimentation
- to present an evaluation and critique of your coursework within a broad cultural context, and in light of technical, economic and legal constraints
- to promote the articulate explanation and representation of quality and value in design projects.
The following modules are indicative of what you will study on this course. For more details on course structure and modules, and how you will be taught and assessed, see the full course document on the master's website.
Year One, Semester One
- Design Project 1 (year 1 Design Studio)
- Digital Representation
- Professional Studies
Year One, Semester Two
- Design Project 2 (year 1 Design Studio)
- History and Theory
- Technical Studies in practice
Year Two, Semester One
- Main Design Project (year 2 Design Studio)
Year Two, Semester Two
- Applied Technical Studies
- Design Development (year 2 Design Studio)
- Strategic Report
You are required to have an undergraduate degree in Architecture, or similar, with a high level of achievement, which will normally be validated by the RIBA for Part 1/prescribed by the ARB for Part 1. You will usually have one year's (post-degree) professional experience.
At interview, you should present your academic portfolio together with examples of work undertaken during professional training, and any relevant contextual material.
If your first language is not English you will need an IELTS score of 7.0, with a minumum of 6.5 in all components.
Interviews for 2016 entry to the MArch course will run from December 2015.
Most students who complete the Architecture MArch (Part 2) are subsequently employed in architectural offices, and become registered architects after taking the Part 3 exam. Others progress to take further Masters or PhD degrees, and then go into research and/or teaching.