Postgraduate Programmes: Architecture, Construction and Transport
The study of architecture involves both the process and the final product involved when planning, designing and constructing buildings. A Postgraduate Programme in Architecture will study the art and science of designing and building various different types of structure.
Modes of study will probably include the design process (free drawing and computer based); urban development; ecological/environmental issues; sustainable development; and maintaining historic buildings/architecture.
There is a wide variety of architecture programmes available in the UK, including the traditional Architecture RIBA qualifications on offer at institutions such as the University of Westminster which mark the culmination of seven years’ study to get a professional architecture qualification. There are also some postgraduate degree programmes that concentrate specifically on Construction.
Postgraduate Programmes in Transport will develop the students' ability to analyse and research transport issues, and initiate and use this to implement transport policies. They will also give the students a skill base in transport planning and management.
While there are several Master’s courses in the UK that focus on transport issues including management and planning in a more general way, like the University of Westminster’s Transport Planning and Management course. There are also some more specialised programmes, such as Brunel University London’s Master’s in Aviation Management which focuses specifically on aviation issues.
Entry to Postgraduate Programmes in Architecture, Construction and Transport
Successful applicants will generally be expected to hold a good bachelor degree (second-class Honours or above) from a recognised institution. Check with your preferred institution to see exactly what qualifications are required.
IELTS scores of 6.5–7.0 or TOEFL scores of 100-107 are usually needed. Because of ongoing changes in the law we advise international students to regularly check the UKBA website to make sure they can fulfil the necessary requirements. Most individual institutions also have useful information on the Tier 4 requirements for international students, and can offer assistance in terms of student queries about their specific English language requirements.
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How much will it cost?
A one-year taught master’s programme can cost anything between a few thousand pounds to well over £10,000, although there are different rates according to whether you are a European Union (EU) or non-EU student. Applications for funding or scholarships must be made well over a year in advance (information on the various institutional scholarships is available from the British Council website) and funding should always be arranged before you leave your home country.
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