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Architecture MArch (with interim award of Diploma in Architecture)

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  • Objectives
    -To reinforce your ability to produce high quality design work at master's level. -To increase your knowledge and appreciation of the opportunities and constraints of practice. -To develop professional attitudes and to prepare you for a professional career in architecture. -To develop independent thought and self-motivation. -To generate fields of specialisms appropriate to the practice of architecture and its associated disciplines. The first year is structured to emphasise design theory, urban issues, appropriate technology and sustainable issues as well as the enhancement of computer aided design skills. The second year concentrates on a major design thesis and a linked dissertation of your choice. The MArch degree is awarded after a minimum further year of practical experience, coursework and examinations that provide exemption from ARB and RIBA Part 3. Both awards carry recognition under EC Directive 85/834 on architects' training.
  • Entry requirements
    Entry Requirements -RIBA Part 1 exemption preferably with a satisfactory period of practical training at the post Part 1 level. -Direct entry into the second year of the course will be considered only in exceptional circumstances.
  • Academic Title
    Architecture MArch (with interim award of Diploma in Architecture)
  • Course description
    Introduction

    Designed for graduates with a first degree in architecture, this fully accredited course leads to registration as an architect at master's level. The interim award of Diploma in Architecture gives exemption from Part 2 of the RIBA Examination in Architecture. The course is based around design activity and considers the cultural, environmental and professional

    Course Structure

    The course comprises a mixture of studio work and lectures and encourages a close interaction between students and staff, to engender an enthusiastic and creative atmosphere

    Year 1 moduals include

    Advanced Principles of Design

    Advanced and Sustainable Technology

    Practice Management and Law

    Design-based modules include Integrated Urban Design and Architecture and Advanced Architectural Design

    Year 2 modules:

    The year is focused on topics of your own choice and comprises a 10,000 word dissertation and a major design thesis. The Part 3 examination takes place after at least one year in architectural practice at which stage the MArch is awarded. You may then apply to join the Register of Architects.

    Special Features

    Examines issues of sustainability influencing projects at a cultural and technical level, giving design projects freshness and relevance.

    Emphasis on Computer Aided Design (CAD) enabling you to test, develop and present schemes in an exciting fashion.

    Both are integrated into your work, producing architecture for the 21st century. Employability is the key emphasis in this programme. Students are given skills which match demand in the workplace.

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