MArchD in Applied Design in Architecture ARB/RIBA Part 2
Accredited by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the Architects Registration Board (ARB).
Applied Design in Architecture (MArchD) at Oxford Brookes is for those who wish to become professionally qualified in the UK and provides ARB Part 2.
This programme is grounded on the belief that architects should be thinking well beyond the constraints of market forces and the traditional disciplinary limits of the profession, towards forms, technology and spaces for a more sustainable future. This is a student-led programme, and you can have very different experiences within it depending on the choices of studios and courses you make.
Teaching learning and assessment
The unique nature of the Applied Design in Architecture offers you the opportunity to select an individual pathway that will create a distinctive graduate profile that is unique to you alone.
The ability to choose modules from within design specialisations offers you the prospect of defining your own position. You will find that you are being taught with, in most cases, direct entry master's students from countries around the world.
This aspect is complemented by the Year 2 design studio where you will engage with a distinctive agenda and experience a diversity of design specialisation thinking from students within your unit.
Self-directed learning is highly supported by staff in the School of Architecture. Personal choice engenders motivation and a high level of commitment, and the programme has been designed to embrace this aspect whilst clearly building on skills, thinking, application and design production to achieve a final portfolio of the highest standard.
The programme employs a wide range of teaching and learning methods; lectures, seminars, crits, tutorials, peer assisted learning, self-directed learning, site visits, office visits, field trips, and online learning.
The modules Management Practice, and Law 1 and 2, include guidance on the necessary professional skills that are required both for ARB Part 2 and for preparation in commencing ARB Part 3. The design studio generates a portfolio of work that not only demonstrates the learning for ARB Part 2 but also written, research and visual skills. The design portfolio is intended as the vehicle for students to synthesise all facets of their learning in order to seek practice employment.
In addition the school maintains a jobs wall that advertises vacancies locally, nationally and internationally.
Admission to the programme will normally be open to applicants who fulfil either of the following requirements:
- Hold a good approved undergraduate honours degree, 1st/2.1, in Architecture or discipline relevant to Architecture.
- Possess an appropriate professional background and experience of designing architecture, or designing in a discipline that has a strong relationship or similarities to architecture.
English language requirements
- At least 6.5 in IELTS, with a minimum of 6.0 across all four components of the test