Our MA Architecture course is a research-focused programme that expresses and advances our knowledge of built and occupied space, through direct 1:1 scale making. You'll have the opportunity to undertake individual thematic investigations which will incorporate prototyping, experimenting, re-designing and crafting. This will provide a performative basis for the assessment of your design ambition, ability and research achievement.
Our School of Architecture has been ranked in the Architecture top ten by the 2016 Guardian University Guide.
Length of study: One year full-time or two years part-time
Starts: September 2017
Campus: UCA Canterbury
For us, architecture is not only concerned with buildings and construction details but also how people perceive and understand space at a fundamental level. Our School of Architecture maintains strong relationships with the professionals and organisations in the industry, and our course team are well-placed to provide you with industry links that could lead to further experience and career development.
As well as working intensively at our Canterbury campus, you'll have the opportunity to work periodically in London with our renowned Professor of Architecture, Will Alsop, and also take part in an overseas workshop. At the end of the course, you'll become responsible for the design, construction and public exhibition of a full-scale immersive installation that will act as a unique expression of the expertise you've developed with us.
This course is project based, supplemented by workshops, lectures, seminars and independent study.
Stage 1: You'll be introduced to the University and the technical workshops and facilities available to you. The first stage includes a range of lectures and seminars and you’ll start to explore your creative practice.
Stage 2: During stage two you begin developing your MA project, evaluating and testing out the aims of your proposal over a sustained period of self-directed study.
Stage 3: In the third stage of the course, you'll apply the knowledge gained through your research to create a final body of work.
Master of Architecture (ARB/RIBA Part 2)
The second part of our Master of Architecture (MArch) professional qualification is validated by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), enabling MA students to graduate as registered architects.
Our MArch course emphasises design as a research practice. It understands the architect as someone whose cross-disciplinary role enables them to draw upon knowledge from various related disciplines, to develop effective strategies and models for sustainable practice in industrial space. This may be within the context of the production of buildings, the spaces between them or the urban contexts in which they occur.
Our School of Architecture has been ranked in the Architecture top ten by the 2016 Guardian University Guide. This course carries full and unconditional prescription from the Architects Registration Board (ARB) as satisfying the Part 2 criteria.
Length of study: Two years full-time
Starts: September 2018
Campus: UCA Canterbury
Our MArch course emphasises design as a research practice. It understands the architect as someone whose cross-disciplinary role enables them to draw upon knowledge from various related disciplines, to develop effective strategies and models for sustainable practice. This may be within the context of the production of buildings, the spaces between them or the urban contexts in which they occur.
On this course, you'll be able to consolidate your architectural experiences, both in education and in practice, whilst simultaneously questioning your preconceptions of the discipline.
By the end of the course, you'll be equipped to adopt a critical position within the profession and wider society. You'll also be able to initiate and deliver projects which are grounded in design-based research and continue a process of learning through practice-based experimentation and enquiry.
Stage 1: In stage one, you'll undertake a number of tutor-led studio design projects. Lecture and seminar series are interwoven with studio design projects and inform their content.
Stage 2: In stage two, you'll develop your own research agendas, drawing heavily upon the issues and methodologies introduced in stage one.
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Last updated January 30, 2018