Newcastle University: Architecture
|Institution||Newcastle University View institution profile|
|Department||School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape|
Our Master of Architecture (MArch) is centred on studio work that is intended to stretch the boundaries of your design imagination. It is a modular course based on design project work, supported by lectures and seminars that examine the theoretical, practical and material dimensions of architecture.
This course is designed to help you define the kind of architect you want to be. You can tailor your portfolio towards the practices in which you want to work or areas in which you want to demonstrate your expertise. Our School Gallery has examples of our student's work and images from our Degree Shows and publications.
Design projects in the first year (Stage 5) are based on a visit to a major European city. Your work focuses on the urban scale and the detail scale with studios exposed to a diversity of design approaches. In the second year (Stage 6), you choose from a range of thematic studios on offer to pursue a self-led design thesis.
Alongside design, you can choose from a range of modules. These include the stimulating 'Tools for Thinking About Architecture' which leads either to a dissertation, a live build project or research work with a member of staff. Alternatively, you can opt to pursue modules from another of our Masters' programmes – Urban Design, Town Planning, or Design and Emergence – and students who take these modules are also eligible for an accelerated route onto one of these programmes after the MArch.
The whole school 'Conversations with Practice' lecture series introduces new ideas from prominent practitioners and academics.
Through the programme you will develop an appreciation of design as a collective cultural endeavour involving the acquisition and exercise of complex knowledge and skills; learn to think and act critically, thinking harder and deeper about architecture, what it can achieve and what you can do with it; define the kind of architect you want to be and tailor your portfolio towards the practices in which you want to work or areas in which you want to demonstrate expertise; develop the knowledge and skills necessary to work in the architectural profession with an independent, research-led attitude towards design.
Our Erasmus and international exchange programmes provide opportunities to study abroad for one or two semesters in Stage 5. Exchange partners include The University of Sydney and KTH Stockholm.
Architecture at Newcastle is ranked in the top five in all the major UK league tables in 2014. This course will engage you with a wide range of staff in the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape. The course content makes direct links to staff research.
ACCREDITATION: This course is Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Part II professionally accredited and will give you a sound preparation for a career in the architectural profession.
FACILITIES: You will have access to a well-equipped graduate studio space and, in the second year (Stage 6), a personal workspace within one of two 'Atelier' spaces. We have a fully equipped workshop set-up for timber and metalwork including laser-cutting and 3D-printing facilities. Our computing resources include print and plot, and video-editing facilities. Studio spaces in the School are supplemented as social spaces with the student-run coffee bar.
Master of Architecture - MArch
|Level||RQF Level 7|
A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in architecture. We prefer this to be recognised by the Architects Registration Board (ARB) as successful completion of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Part I.
If your university/programme of study is not recognised by the RIBA, you may wish to apply to one of our other design courses alongside the MArch Experimental Architecture MSc; Architecture, Planning and Landscape (Design) MA; Sustainable Buildings and Environments MSc.
You will need to submit a portfolio and may need to attend an interview.
We will also consider applicants on an individual basis with a lower or non-accredited qualification providing they submit a strong portfolio and evidence of personal development. We prefer you to have successfully completed a year in professional training.
Whilst you can enter our MArch (Part II) programme without previously passing RIBA (Part I), if you wish to practice in the UK you will need to satisfy the requirements of the RIBA by passing the RIBA Part I and Part III exams.
Part III can be taken here in the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape and is a part time placement year
INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS: To study this course you need to meet our Band 3 English Language requirements: Direct Entry : IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in all sub-skills). If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a pre-sessional English course.
Our typical English Language requirements are listed as IELTS scores but we also accept a wide range of English Language tests.
The equivalent academic qualifications that we accept are listed on our country pages.
|Location||Main Site (Newcastle)|
Newcastle upon Tyne
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