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A masters is the first level of graduate coursework and can be obtained after you receive a bachelor’s degree. Earning a masters usually requires two years of full-time study, which amounts to 36 to 54 semester credits.

 

The process of creating a well-made structure entails a great deal more than just propping up four walls. Knowledge of architecture is needed in order to ensure that buildings meet predetermined desires and legal guidelines.

UK, United Kingdom is more than 300 years old and comprises four constituent nations: England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. The UK has been a centre of learning for the past 1,000 years and possesses many ancient and distinguished universities. Foreign students make up a significant proportion of the student body at UK universities.

Top Master Programs in Architecture Studies in United Kingdom 2019/2020

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16 Results in Architecture Studies, United Kingdom

University of Strathclyde: Faculty of Engineering

This two-year course is for international students who are looking for a challenging programme of study that meets the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Part 2 ... [+]

MArch in Architectural Design (International)

This two-year course is for international students who are looking for a challenging programme of study that meets the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Part 2 educational criteria.

The course runs parallel to the MArch/Pg Diploma in Advanced Architectural Design. It shares the same curriculum so you’ll join students on this course in an exciting and challenging environment.

You’ll develop skills in advanced design, analysis and architectural critique designing complex buildings in a variety of contexts and address social, cultural and environmental issues.

This course demands a high level of design ability and self-motivation.... [-]

United Kingdom Glasgow
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Full-time
1 year
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Centre for Alternative Technology

The MSc in Sustainability and Adaptation Planning (SAP) focuses on ‘macro’ scale aspects of the field ... [+]

MSc Sustainability and Adaptation Planning

This is a masters degree focuses on the key strategic and leadership challenges brought about by climate change and broader environmental issues. From spatial master-planning to politics and economics, this MSc gets to the heart of the how the environment must be brought into decision-making. It is among the first such programmes in the UK to put adaptation transformation at the heart of the teaching.

Future environmental change and the effectiveness of solutions are both uncertain. We teach students to integrate risk assessment into decision-making. Theoretical concepts are reinforced with applied projects in landscape planning, design and case studies. The MSc course covers a variety of themes including land use, cities and communities, politics and economics, ecosystem function, water and waste management. Optional modules in the built environment, energy, sustainable materials and renewable technologies can also be taken.... [-]

United Kingdom Machynlleth
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1 - 2 years
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Centre for Alternative Technology

A Masters of Sustainable Architecture from the University of East London, based at the Graduate School of the Environment at the Centre for Alternative ... [+]

A Masters of Architecture from the University of East London, based at the Graduate School of the Environment at the Centre for Alternative Technology

This course is delivered at CAT’s Graduate School of the Environment based in the award-winning Wales Institute for Sustainable Education (WISE). Surrounded by mountains and forest, this location fosters a unique learning environment.

CAT’s 40 years of sustainable education experience has led to the development of courses that not only tackle environmental issues but are focused on sustainability at the core of every aspect of learning.

Aims

The M.Arch is aimed at the architecture student who understands that the world is in a time of transition and that building design plays an important role in environmental impact. Therefore there is great potential within the profession for environmental change and this is pivotal to the entire sustainability debate.... [-]

United Kingdom Machynlleth
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2 years
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Centre for Alternative Technology

The MSc in Sustainability and Adaptation in the Built Environment (SABE) focuses on sustainable building and environmental ... [+]

Masters in Environmental Building

Climate change poses two key challenges to modern architecture: how can buildings be made sustainable, and how can they be designed to take account of the effects of climate change? This masters degree faces these challenges through a unique combination of academic study with hands-on practical work, giving you the knowledge, skills and experience you need to develop an environmental career in the built environment sector.

The course uses the concepts of sustainability and adaptation transformation to frame an understanding of the built environment at the community and individual buildings level. Key building issues covered by the course include energy management and low energy design, sustainable materials, environmental performance assessment and energy provision. Students may further pursue interests in urban design, communities, ecology, water, ecological sanitation, politics and economics.... [-]

United Kingdom Machynlleth
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Part-time
1 - 2 years
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University of Greenwich

The MArch Architecture programme is for graduates of architecture with ARB/RIBA Part 1 who wish to gain exemption from ARB/RIBA Part 2. Our aim is to prepare students for ... [+]

The MArch Architecture programme is for graduates of architecture with ARB/RIBA Part 1 who wish to gain exemption from ARB/RIBA Part 2. Our aim is to prepare students for the complexities of contemporary architectural practice by providing a rich mix of rigorous academic and professional teaching.

All students choose a design unit within which to undertake their project work, each unit has a different specialism across the themes of; digital surrealism, film and animation, biotechnology, art practice and contemporary culture. The units are led by a highly experienced team of internationally recognised design tutors.

The first year of the programme starts by developing advanced skills in urban design and digital representation that can be applied to a major building project in conjunction with a professionally mentored 'Design Realisation' technical report. Additionally, students are exposed to current theoretical trends that form the basis for ambitious speculations on contemporary architecture.... [-]

United Kingdom London
August 2020
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 3 years
Campus
University of Westminster

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 prof ... [+]

Course summary 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; and to promote the articulate explanation and representation of quality and value in design projects. Course structure ... [-]
United Kingdom London
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2 years
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The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Engineering

This course focuses on the role and application of materials and technology in the creation of contemporary architecture. ... [+]

This 12 month MArch Architecture Design and Build focuses on the relationships between design and the physical creation of space. The course will explore the nature of making and production as they relate to architectural design and practice.

The course is designed to ensure that students have the opportunity to learn about architecture by making, to understand materials through a hands-on exploration in their application, and ultimately to develop a critical response to the implications of design decisions on people and places.

A notable feature of this course is the development of design ideas at 1:1 scale and the integration with architecture students form varying backgrounds and experience levels.... [-]

United Kingdom Nottingham
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1 year
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The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Engineering

This course focuses on the creative design of the public realm, urban areas and cities, combining innovative design, issues of sustainability and the latest research. ... [+]

The 12 month MArch Sustainable Urban Design course focuses on the design of urban areas and cities and is a research and project-based programme. The course is designed to enhance the quality of our cities by bringing innovative design into a new relationship with the latest theoretical research with regard to the structure of urban form and the creation of urban places in order to respond to the major opportunities and challenges.

The programme draws upon the research and practice expertise of the academic staff within the Department. This includes the authors of internationally renowned books and journal papers on urban design and related areas together with considerable international practice experience that informs the teaching on the programme.... [-]

United Kingdom Nottingham
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1 year
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The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Engineering

This course focuses on specialist architectural knowledge and advanced design techniques and technologies. ... [+]

The 12 month MArch Architecture Design course focuses on the development and application of specialist architectural knowledge and advanced design techniques and technologies.

This course was originally established to respond to the increasing competition in the professional procurement of buildings and the growing demand for specialist knowledge and skills in the pursuit of architectural excellence. It offers the opportunity to concentrate on architectural or urban design, humanities, environmental design and technology to a high level of sophistication without the need to work within a single specialist area.

Key facts As part of its remit, the Department of Architecture and Built Environment will develop your vocational skills and the environmentally responsible attitude necessary in today's rapidly changing world. The department enjoys strong collaborative links with overseas institutions. This interdisciplinary programme shares modules with other postgraduate courses within the department. ... [-]
United Kingdom Nottingham
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1 year
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QUB Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences (EPS)

An exciting, creative Master’s degree with accreditation from the ARB and RIBA, for students with a first degree in architecture who wish to progress their studies to fin ... [+]

Overview

An exciting, creative Master’s degree with accreditation from the ARB and RIBA, for students with a first degree in architecture who wish to progress their studies to final qualification as a practising architect.

Course content

Your focus will be to investigate the relationships between critical practice, design and research in the making of architectural proposals. The work produced throughout this two year Master’s is a collaborative effort between you, our academics and practising architects.

Our studio is divided up into five thematic studio groups, each led by a pair of tutors. Each of the groups also features an external ‘consultant’ who will contribute to teaching throughout the year.... [-]

United Kingdom Belfast
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Full-time
2 years
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University of Dundee

We educate resourceful and adaptable architects who are able to respond creatively to the demands of a complex and changing environment. ... [+]

This 5-year programme is professionally accredited by the ARB/RIBA for part 1 and part 2.

The first three years (part 1) are designed to build basic knowledge and skills in Design, Communications, Architectural History/Theory and Sustainable Technology. Each year culminates in a major integrated design project which draws these parallel threads together.

The final two years (part 2) offer more opportunities to choose a programme of study which suits your emerging interests as a maturing designer. At level 4 you will choose an integrated design project from a series of offered options, and also select a ‘design research’ theme which leads into final year unit studios. These studios give you the opportunity to develop individual thesis projects which specialize in the aspects of architecture that most interest you.... [-]

United Kingdom Dundee
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Full-time
5 years
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London South Bank University

Accredited by the Royal British Institute of Architects (RIBA), this postgraduate diploma offers the professional award of RIBA Part 2. Course offered on a full-time and ... [+]

Encouraging debate

Our programme encourages debate and enquiry about contemporary culture, the postmodern city, and relationships between urban and landscape conditions. You'll consider these through diverse responses to the architectural design projects, and critical research expressed in extended, structured writing.

This course will see you build on analytical design skills and professional competencies established at the undergraduate level, with a focus on innovation in design, construction, and resource efficient technology. Working in vertical design studios, students will develop an understanding of, and methods relevant to contemporary professional practice, together with an ability to produce complex and diverse design proposals.... [-]

United Kingdom London
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 3 years
Campus
Royal College of Art

The MRes RCA Pathway in the School of Architecture offers training in practice-led and practice-based research methods for critical studies of spatial design, complementi ... [+]

Study at the World's number one ranked art and design university for five consecutive years (2015-2019) in the QS World University Subject Rankings.

About the Programme

The MRes RCA Pathway in the School of Architecture offers training in practice-led and practice-based research methods for critical studies of spatial design, complementing the shared arts and humanities research methods taught across the College as part of the MRes RCA. Situated within the Royal College of Art, a world-leading art and design institution, the programme encourages interdisciplinary research projects in collaboration with other Schools within the RCA and external partners.

The School of Architecture currently provides research specialism in the areas of architecture and media, city design, social movements, future of work and cultural infrastructure, which are seen as essential to contemporary architectural and urban research. However, the programme welcomes strong applications for other fields of interest as well as traditional academic research.... [-]

United Kingdom London
September 2020
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Manchester Metropolitan University

Based within Manchester School of Architecture and awarded by Manchester Metropolitan University, the Master of Landscape Architecture is a route to an internationally re ... [+]

Overview

The Master of Landscape Architecture is a professional qualification, accredited by the Landscape Institute, which provides a route to an internationally recognised qualification in a fast-growing, global profession.

The MLA combines an emphasis on individual practice and an exploratory, experimental approach, with a strong professional underpinning. It is both a conversion course for graduates of related subject areas and a final postgraduate year of education for landscape graduates.

The subject is awarded by Manchester Metropolitan University where it has been taught for over 40 years and today forms part of the prestigious Manchester School of Architecture. Our graduates are world leaders in the profession and have gone on to impressive careers nationally and internationally. Alumni include James Corner of Field Operations, lead designer for the New York Highline, and Jason Prior to Aecom, responsible for the Olympic Park masterplans in London and Rio de Janeiro.... [-]

United Kingdom Manchester
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Part-time
2 - 4 years
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University of Lincoln

This vocational programme offers flexibility to tailor your learning within a framework that satisfies the requirements of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA ... [+]

The Course

This vocational programme offers flexibility to tailor your learning within a framework that satisfies the requirements of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the Architects Registration Board (ARB).

This course encourages critical reflection on personal aims, achievements and design philosophy within a framework of structured theoretical debate and individual research. There is an emphasis on developing professional skills through individual study, group work and studio activities.

Students may utilise laboratories and workshops to employ traditional model-making techniques, as well as digital fabrication technologies. After successful completion of the programme, you may choose to progress to the Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Practice and Management in Architecture (ARB/RIBA Part 3) as a pathway to becoming a registered architect.... [-]

United Kingdom Lincoln
August 2020
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 5 years
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