University of Liverpool: Architecture
|Institution||University of Liverpool|
|Department||School of Architecture View department profile|
The MA in Architecture is designed for graduates and architects in practice wishing to further specialise in architectural design, develop their design and technical skills or follow a design research / research path to a PhD. You’ll study a range of academic, research-based topics in specific areas that reflect your experience and interests.
You can personalise your studies for the MA in Architecture (MA/Arch) with a number of specialisms. These include architectural theory, virtual reality and environments, climatic design, environmental assessment, parametric modelling, and sustainable design. You will meet professionals from world famous offices such as Hetherwick’s Studio, Foster + Partners and Zaha Hadid Architects, who are regular guests in our design reviews. You will participate in exciting field trips, and visit world leading exhibitions and practices.
This 12-month full-time programme comprises four core modules (total 60 credits), up to four optional modules (total 60 credits) and a research-based dissertation/thesis (total 60 credits) which you’ll complete over the summer. You may find more information about student projects, events and activities in the MA’s website here.
Please note, this programme is designed for those wishing to undertake postgraduate study in Architecture, but who do not require British Architectural accreditation status. This programme does not carry RIBA/ARB accreditation. Please see information on the BA and MArch degrees for our RIBA/ARB accredited programmes.
**Why School of Architecture?**
Highly rated research
Liverpool was the UK’s first Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) accredited University School of Architecture. Research lies at the core of our activities and we have highly rated international research in the fields of History and Theory and Environment and Process.
The activities of the research groups within these two fields provide the knowledge and expertise required by the professional discipline that the School serves, but also reach out into related areas in the visual arts, urban design, conservation and innovative technologies.
|Level||RQF Level 7|
To be offered a place on the programme, you will normally need to have a 2:1 Bachelors degree (with Honours) or better in an appropriate field of study, such as Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Interior/Art Design, Civil/Structural Engineering, Urban Design. Please contact us if you wish to check whether your degree subject is suitable, but a wide spectrum of subjects are acceptable. Candidates who do not meet these requirements will be considered on their individual merits and should discuss their particular circumstances with the Programme Director.
Applications from international students are welcome. International qualifications will be evaluated in line with the National Recognition Information Centre (NARIC) guidelines.
English language qualifications
All applicants must have reached a minimum required standard of English language and are required to provide evidence of this. Qualifications accepted by the University can be found on our International webpages. Please see www.liv.ac.uk/international for English Language requirements specific to your country.
If you meet the academic requirements of the course but do not have the required level of English Language, it is possible for you to come and study at the University on one of our Pre-sessional EAP programmes. Please see the English Language Centre website for further information about these programmes; www.liv.ac.uk/english-language-centre/pre-sessional-eap.
If you require additional English Language training during your study, the University is able to provide tuition and arrange IELTS tests through its English Language Centre, details of which are available at www.liverpool.ac.uk/english-language-centre.
English Language Entry Requirements
Please be advised that TOEFL is no longer classified by UK Visas and Immigration as a Secure English Language Test (SELT). However, at the current time the university is continuing to accept TOEFL, at the required level, for entry on to Undergraduate and Postgraduate academic programmes.
|Location||City Centre Campus|
University of Liverpool
University of Liverpool
Liverpool School of Architecture
The Liverpool School of Architecture at the University of Liverpool was established in 1894, and was the first UK university to award a RIBA-accredited degree in Architecture. Today, we are ranked 11th in the UK for Architecture (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020) and 9th for our research, with 40% of publications rated as being of ‘world-leading’ quality (REF 2014).
As one of the UK's premier centres for architectural research and education, we are proud of our long tradition and position in the world of Architecture, both ...
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