This is a creative, studio-focused course with a strong commitment to design research and meets the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Part 2 requirements. The design studio will take centre stage during your studies as you are challenged to develop solutions to a series of architectural design problems.
Your course will explore different approaches to architecture, its theories, techniques and forms of agency, and will address the key themes of integrated sustainability and post-industrial urbanism.
You will study architectural agency and its forms of social engagement, and the use of computational techniques to produce architectural solutions within material and social systems. You will also explore the innovative use of film and other media in the process of architectural and urban design.
You will explore your personal interests in relation to city, regional, national and global perspectives and forge an individual approach to architecture.
As part of your studies, you will visit exemplary buildings and complex urban contexts that challenge the role of architecture in the city. Studying this course will also give you exemption from the Architects Registration Board (ARB) and RIBA Part 2 examinations.
Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree in the cognate subject of Architecture from an ARB/RIBA accredited Part One course, at least a second class honours degree in Architecture from a non ARB/RIBA Part One course and work experience or at least a second class honours degree in Architecture from a non ARB/RIBA Part One course with Part One awarded through the ARB Assessment Panel and work experience. A year of professional work experience in architectural practice or a cognate discipline prior to entry is not essential but is considered advantageous. All suitable candidates who meet the entry requirements will be required to submit a portfolio of degree and work experience and may be required to attend an interview. Your portfolio should include examples from the final year of your degree so applications should not normally be made until you have completed your studies. Candidates based overseas will be supported to undertake this electronically and/or by telephone.
English Language Requirement: IELTS 6.5 with no skills below 6.0, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu. If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website.
Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.
This course offers high quality, creative design education as a basis for qualification and practice as an architect while fulfilling Part 2 requirements for Architects Registration Board Prescription, Royal Institute of British Architects Validation and the QAA Architecture Subject Benchmark for final award programmes.
You will have access to an excellent learning environment in Broadcasting Place which provides studio space for individual and group projects. Its facilities include parallel motion boards, flip-top drawing boards, 3D printers and laser cutters.
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Last updated October 23, 2017