Master in Architecture (MArch) 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 final qualification as a practising architect.
Your focus will be to investigate the relationships between critical practise, 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 academic staff and award-winning practising architects.
Our studio is divided up into a number of thematic studio groups, each led by a pair of tutors. Each of the groups also feature an expert external ‘consultant’ who will contribute to teaching throughout the year.
This course encourages lateral thinking, problem solving, creativity and engagement with issues in a self-critical design-led process. But it is also broad in its engagement. It will address issues as diverse as our survival on the planet and local engagement with culture and craft - the making of anything from an entire city to a door handle.
Through exposing you to many ways of seeing the world as a designer, ultimately the master’s programme challenges you to define your own voice as an architect enabling you to be critically self-aware of your future practice.
What will excite you?
You’ll be engaging with real projects, real clients locally, conversing with renowned architects in the development of your own projects and embarking on worldwide field trips. Our students have gone to places such as Munich, Genoa, Barcelona, Istanbul and Oslo to look at how other cultures shape their built environment.
You will be based in Belfast, a textbook and laboratory for architecture. It is a city the size of a town, full of compelling history and steeped in traditions of craft and making.
You’ll enjoy a healthy staff to student ratio, good studios, where you’ll each have your own space, excellent workshops and technicians.
Architects’ Registration Board (ARB) recognised Part 2 degree - Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) recognised Part 2 degree
The programme is an active participant in Erasmus with links to established schools of architecture in Europe. MArch I includes a compulsory, self-funded field trip, usually to a mainland European city.