The Master of Architectural Design educates the next generation of forward-looking global architects who have the necessary cross-cultural awareness, social and environmental responsibility, creative and critical capability, technical competence and professional attitude to enable ongoing and future transformations in the globalised building environment.
Combining an international perspective with insight into China's rapid urbanisation, the programme includes both architectural design studios and humanistic and technical modules. A student-centred learning environment offers opportunities for design-driven research and individual experimental enquiry to foster your conceptual design skills, as well as research skills in preparation for both professional, practise and PhD-level studies.
Students graduating from the programme qualify for Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Part 2 validation, which is the second out of three stages in the formal educational process required to register as a professional architect in the United Kingdom.
2+2+2 is a new entry system designed especially for the XJTLU’s M/Arch Des programme to retain and attract the best graduate students from the XJTLU and the University of Liverpool respectively.
“At the Department of Architecture and Design, we recognise our students as our most valuable asset hence the proposal of simplifying the application process for those meeting certain quality standards,” says Programme Director Dr Davide Lombardi.
Why Should I Study Architectural Design At XJTLU?
Graduate from the only postgraduate architecture programme in mainland China validated by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) for the RIBA Part 2;
Gain hands-on experience through internships and design studios taught by practitioners from local and international firms, focussing on a number of key themes including urban development and regeneration, sustainable living, and digital design and fabrication;
Engage with the local Chinese context while maintaining an international perspective;
Learn from international academic staff with opportunities to contribute to current research projects and papers and to work as teaching and research assistants;
Earn a University of Liverpool degree that is recognised by the Chinese Ministry of Education.