University of Kent, Kent School of Architecture

Kent School of Architecture

Introduction

About us

Kent School of Architecture is one of the most successful schools of architecture in the UK. Innovative programmes, studio-based teaching, professional links and excellent facilities combine to create an inspirational learning environment.

  • 10TH in The Guardian University Guide 2018.
  • 90% of final-year Architecture students were satisfied with the overall quality of their course.
  • 3RD for graduate prospects in The Guardian University Guide 2018.
  • 91% of Architecture students who graduated from Kent in 2016 were in professional jobs or further study within six months (DLHE).

Our vision

Kent School of Architecture has a forward-thinking philosophy. We combine contemporary research with an educational framework that prepares you for the academic and professional world.

Our students benefit from one of the most advanced learning environments in the UK. As well as a creative studio culture, you gain experience in using the latest facilities and equipment, which prepares you for work in the industry or further study.

We have developed and maintain strong links with local businesses, regional communities and built environment professionals. This has led to our students and graduates working alongside each other on projects directly affecting the local region, as well as many of our students going on to work at professionally respected architectural practices across the world.

State-of-the-art facilities

Kent School of Architecture is equipped with the latest resources including modern design studios, a dedicated model workshop featuring laser-cutting facilities and 3D printing, and a computer studio with the latest technology.

Our state-of-the-art digital crit space has eight high-tech, 70-inch uTouch screens with HD resolution. These give our students and tutors the chance to interact and contribute to presentations and tutorials.

Inspirational teaching

Our enthusiastic academic staff have many years of teaching experience at degree level and particular strengths in historical, environmental, technical and digital aspects of the subject. We take an innovative approach to teaching that develops your design confidence through experimentation and project work.

Your academic study is complemented by a mentoring scheme with the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). You also benefit from practical involvement with local architects and projects, as well as learning experiences available outside Kent School of Architecture such as field trips and study tours.

Research excellence

Kent School of Architecture has an international reputation for the quality of its research. Our research staff are active at academic and professional conferences, both nationally and internationally, and appear and publish in local and national media.

We promote innovative and interdisciplinary research, emphasising sustainable design. We host two research centres: the Centre for Research in European Architecture (CREAte) and the Centre for Architecture and Sustainable Environment (CASE).

Impressive prospects

Studying with Kent School of Architecture equips you for a successful career. As well as enhancing your professional skills, we also develop your transferable skills such as communication, team working, problem-solving and computer literacy.

Many of our students go on to work at professionally respected architectural practices around the world, such as Grimshaw Architects, Farrells, HLM Architects, HOK, Jestico + Whiles, and Herzog & de Meuron. Our graduates have also followed careers in professions related to designing, graphics and visualisation.

Professional recognition

Our programmes are validated by RIBA, and the awards are prescribed by the Architects Registration Board (ARB). This allows you to work towards full accreditation as a professional architect.

Successful completion of the Architecture BA (Hons) provides exemption from Part 1 of the ARB/RIBA exams, while the two-year MArch programme provides exemption from Part 2 of the ARB/RIBA exams.

Location

Kent School of Architecture is based on our Canterbury campus with its first-class academic and leisure facilities. We are equipped with the latest resources and our beautiful setting offers plenty of tranquil spaces to study and relax.

Everything you need on campus is within walking distance, including a general store, a bookshop, a bank, a medical centre and a pharmacy. You can go off campus to explore the city's medieval buildings, historic pubs and an array of shops, and London is just an hour away by train.

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Programs

This school also offers:

MA

MA Architectural Visualisation

Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 United Kingdom Canterbury

The hunger for the digital visualization of architecture and urban environments has grown exponentially in both the Architectural and Film Industries. As the need for skilled modelers and animators with an awareness of architectural and cinematic issues increases, this MA in Architectural Visualisation develops your skills to communicate architecture and urbanity for a variety of applications and audiences. [+]

The hunger for the digital visualization of architecture and urban environments has grown exponentially in both the Architectural and Film Industries. As the need for skilled modelers and animators with an awareness of architectural and cinematic issues increases, this MA in Architectural Visualisation develops your skills to communicate architecture and urbanity for a variety of applications and audiences.

Overview

The MA in Architectural Visualisation is jointly taught by Kent School of Architecture and the School of Engineering and Digital Arts. Building on the successful Master's programmes in Computer Animation and Digital Visual Effects, this MA enables students to develop at an advanced level the skills, knowledge, and understanding of digital simulation and 3D modeling which will equip them to become highly skilled professionals in architectural visualization.... [-]


MA Architecture and Urban Design

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2019 United Kingdom Canterbury + 1 more

The MA in Architecture and Urban Design (MAUD) is a wide-ranging mainstream Master's programme in architecture that gives you an interdisciplinary and cross-cultural perspective on contemporary architecture and urban design. The programme informs you about the latest knowledge of architecture and urban design in order to prepare you to become a successful professional working on a global scale. [+]

The MA in Architecture and Urban Design (MAUD) is a wide-ranging mainstream Master's programme in architecture that gives you an interdisciplinary and cross-cultural perspective on contemporary architecture and urban design. The programme informs you about the latest knowledge of architecture and urban design in order to prepare you to become a successful professional working on a global scale.

Overview

You are taught how to combine academic analysis with the development of creative and intellectual skills. We regard the theory and practice of architecture as equally important and believe that joint effort and excellence in both areas are necessary for communicating architecture and urban design competently and successfully. You are encouraged to develop your creative and imaginative abilities; to produce ideas and undertake work that conveys your understanding of architecture and cities in fresh and effective ways.... [-]


MA Architecture and Urban Design (Paris)

Campus Full time 1 year August 2019 United Kingdom Canterbury

The MA in Architecture and Urban Design (MAUD) proposes a particular perspective of the city, combining the strength of architectural history and theory with the study of the contemporary city, to provide an understanding of architecture and urban design that addresses the dynamic conditions of cities today. [+]

Overview

You examine the trajectory of cities’ development, particularly in relation to the Enlightenment, industrialization, the role of Modernisms and the conditions of the 21st century. In doing so, you draw from the wider context of humanities, cultural studies, the visual arts, drama, film, and other media that influence the formation of an urban landscape.

A cross-cultural, interdisciplinary programme, you spend your first term at our Canterbury campus with full access to its excellent academic and recreational facilities. In the spring term, you relocate to the Paris School of Arts and Culture where you study at the Columbia Global Center (known as Reid Hall) in a historic corner of Montparnasse. You visit Paris in the autumn term, where you meet our Paris staff and are taken on a tour of the city. We offer advice and support to help you relocate to Paris.... [-]


MSc

MSc Architectural Conservation

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2019 United Kingdom Canterbury + 1 more

The MSc in Architectural Conservation is a taught course aimed at professionals and academics worldwide with an interest in architectural heritage including architects, engineers, archaeologists, art historians, geographers, and surveyors. [+]

The MSc in Architectural Conservation is a taught course aimed at professionals and academics worldwide with an interest in architectural heritage including architects, engineers, archaeologists, art historians, geographers, and surveyors.

Overview

This course is fully recognized by The Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC). The course provides both a thorough understanding of architectural heritage and the skills required to contribute to the preservation and development of historic sites. Benefiting from its location in the historic city of Canterbury, the programme combines the study of conservation theory and philosophy with an exploration of the technical aspects of repair and reconstruction. The city’s stunning cathedral provides students with an educational resource, giving them the opportunity to learn from the conservation of a World Heritage Site.... [-]


MSc Architecture and the Sustainable Environment

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2019 United Kingdom Canterbury + 1 more

The MSc in Architecture and Sustainable Environment (MASE) is a taught course aimed at professionals and academics worldwide with an interest in sustainability in the built environment, including architects, engineers, geographers, surveyors, historians, and urban designers. [+]

The MSc in Architecture and Sustainable Environment (MASE) is a taught course aimed at professionals and academics worldwide with an interest in sustainability in the built environment, including architects, engineers, geographers, surveyors, historians, and urban designers.

Overview

The MSc is offered by Centre for Architecture and Sustainable Environment, a new research center in the Kent School of Architecture that promotes a cross-disciplinary approach to research in the field of sustainability in the built environment, bridging the traditional boundaries between the arts and the sciences, research and practice.

The course content ranges from the development of the design skills and the technical and scientific understanding required to develop sustainable solutions for new and existing buildings, the analysis of historic buildings and past environment technologies, to a critical exploration of the historical and cultural context of sustainability and environmental design.... [-]


Contact

Marlowe Building

Address Kent School of Architecture, Marlowe Building, University of Kent
CT2 7NR Canterbury, England, United Kingdom
Website http://www.kent.ac.uk/
Phone +44 1227 824689