Queen's University Belfast: Architecture
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|Department||School of Natural and Built Environment View department profile|
Design and technology modules form the majority of the programme content and are delivered through the design studio either as part of individual design projects or as specific themed workshop occasions or components. History, theory and culture and other specialisations are interwoven within the studio content as well as being supplemented through dedicated modules. The programme is an active participant in Erasmus with links to established schools of architecture in Europe.
Master of Architecture - MArch
|Level||RQF Level 7|
Applicants whose primary degree was awarded in the UK: Normally a 2.1 Honours degree in Architecture from an approved RIBA/ARB Part 1 course in a recognised institution. Applicants with a degree in Architecture below 2.1 Honours standard will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Normally an assessment of 60% or above in the final year major design project of their approved RIBA/ARB Part 1 course. A demonstration of a critical awareness of the applicant's position relative to the profession and discipline of architecture. Such demonstration is typically (but not exclusively) achieved through experience in architectural practice in accordance with RIBA/ARB regulations for practical training. Applicants will be asked to submit an architectural design portfolio to support their application and may also be invited for interview. Application Portfolio Requirement - As part of the application process you are required to upload a single pdf portfolio of your best architectural design (personal, non-group) work to date. The pdf should be no more than 5MB and no more than 15 pages long. The purpose of the portfolio submission is to:Identify indicators of commitment, excellence and achievement within the applicant’s academic or professional portfolio of experience. Evaluate the applicant’s critical awareness of the discipline and profession of architecture. Applicants whose Primary Degree was awarded outside the UK: A recognised qualification equivalent to a 2.1 Honours degree in Architecture. Applicants with a degree in Architecture below 2.1 Honours standard (or equivalent) will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Normally an assessment equivalent to 60% or above in their (first degree) final year major design project. A demonstration of a critical awareness of the applicant’s position relative to the profession and discipline of architecture. Such demonstration is typically in the form of a personal statement. International applicants will be asked to submit an architectural design portfolio to support their application and may also be invited for interview. International applicants should note that if they wish to undertake Part 3 (to lead to ARB registration as an architect and as an RIBA chartered architect) they must be successful in an application to ARB for their first architecture degree to be assessed by ARB as satisfying Part 1. Please note: a non-refundable deposit (which will be deducted from tuition fees) of £400 is required. Please note that a International students must be able to demonstrate their proficiency in English in order to benefit fully from their course of study or research. Non-EEA nationals must also satisfy UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) immigration requirements for English language for visa purposes. Evidence of an IELTS score of 6.5 taken within the last 2 years, with a minimum of 6.0 in Speaking and Listening and a minimum of 5.5 in Reading and Writing, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required. Please note: Applications for this course, received after 30th June may not be accepted.
Project design work, design reviews, representation, research, written examinations, essays, dissertation, reports, practical/project work.
Year 1: Architectural research: Humanities; dissertation; architectural research: Technology dissertation; comprehensive project; erasmus placement; place and making; studio as laboratory I. Year 2: Studio as laboratory II; thesis projects; thesis research.
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