University of Dundee: Architecture ARB/RIBA Part 2

InstitutionUniversity of Dundee
Department School of Social Sciences
Study type Taught


"The part 2 qualification, accredited by ARB/RIBA, constitutes the final two years of the MArch course. We welcome direct applications from students who hold part 1 (or equivalent) qualifications in Architecture.

The course asks you to build on the skills and knowledge gained in part 1, and develop your ideas and individual position through engagement with specialist input and complex architectural design/thesis projects.

At this level you will be given the maximum opportunities to choose a programme of study which suits your emerging interests as a maturing designer. We treat our wider context, the city and the landscape, as a live-lab asking students to engage with real places and real problems. You will focus on designing buildings and environments which respond to the needs of the individuals and society; architecture, spaces and places that are critically robust in terms of their cultural context, aspiration and intention.

At level 4, you will choose an integrated design project from a series of offered options, you also select design research themes which lead into final year unit studios. This gives you the opportunity to specialise in the aspects of architecture that most interest you and to develop individual thesis projects which explore these.

Level 5 studios allow for a variety of approaches to the discipline, from the polemic city plan to the design of autonomous, sustainanble dwellings for specific communities. Studios are centred on staff specialisms so you’ll be developing your own design research within the context of this expertise.

The cornerstone of our teaching is our vibrant studio culture. We are physcally located in Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design which means we benefit from both excellent facilities and a highly creative atmosphere. Design tutorials and the majority of learning takes place in the architecture studio where you’ll be encouraged to work in a hands-on way developing and testing your ideas through drawings, models and prototypes. You’ll work in small studio groups and on a one-to-one basis with experienced tutors, who are often also practicing architects, providing a supportive learning environment which fosters a spirit of independent enquiry and individual enterprise.

This course is accredited by Architects Registration Board (ARB) and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)"

Master of Architecture - MArch (Hons)

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