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Architecture (RIBA Part 2 Exemption)

Birmingham City University

Master
24 months
Duration
14000 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
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About

The Architecture (RIBA Part 2 Exemption) at Birmingham City University is the second stage of your professional training to become an architect. You'll be inspired by innovative architecture teaching from academic and industry professionals and develop your critical ability, skills and creativity.

Overview

What's covered in the course?

Recognised by the Architects Registration Board and RIBA for exemption from Part II examination, the course is stage two of your professional development programme to become an architect. Architecture (RIBA Part 2 Exemption) is offered by Birmingham City University.

A unique collaborative 'Teaching Practice' programme means each cross-level studio unit is aligned with a leading professional practice in the region where you can visit on selected days for supporting tutorials. Participating practices include: Bryant Priest Newman, Broadway Malyan, Associated Architects and Glenn Howells Architects.

There are fantastic international opportunities – our students have undertaken fieldwork in Reykjavik, Istanbul, Amsterdam and Barcelona. There’s also an annual New York study visit sponsored by Ibstock Brick.

You’ll have opportunities to take part in research projects and our connections will help your work get noticed. MArch graduate Thomas Cotton had his final thesis project published on New York’s Museum of Modern Art website for the exhibition Uneven Growth.

Birmingham School of Architecture and Design has strong alumni and connections to the city’s creative and professional networks both through visiting tutors and critics.

You'll be based in our multi-million pound City Centre Campus Parkside Building with access to traditional workshops in wood, metal, ceramics and plastics, along with advanced digital studios for rapid prototyping and digital production, CAD and digital visual communication skills.

Why Choose Us?

  • Many students have degrees from other UK schools of architecture, resulting in a dynamic body of high-calibre students.
  • Visiting tutors come from national and local practice and we have visiting critics and lectures from high profile practitioners, such as eminent architects, visiting professors and world-renowned consultants.
  • We are one of the primary providers of part-time architecture courses.

Enhancing your employability skills

You'll be able to produce complex design proposals showing understanding of current architectural issues. You'll also have sound knowledge of procurement, building production and legislation.

The course gives you a thorough understanding of the links between design and technology and how architects work with other construction professionals.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Critical Urbanism

  • Co.Lab
  • Research and Theory
  • Architectural Synergies
  • Management Practice and Law: Theory
  • Architectural Speculations
  • Architectural Speculations: Tectonics
  • Management Practice and Law: Applied
  • Dissertation or special study

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applications will be considered at any time up until the course start date.

Language

English

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Required

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
88
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

Essential

  • Applicants will normally be expected to hold at least a second class honours degree or equivalent in architecture.
  • Architecture with RIBA Part 1 exemption.
  • In exceptional circumstances, applications from students without RIBA Part 1 will be considered subject to prior equivalent academic and practical experience, but the honours degree must be in architecture due to the prescribed and validated nature of the programme.
  • Evidence of satisfactory completion of at least nine months of practical training is normally required for acceptance on the full-time course.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14000 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.

Part Time - £6,400 per year

Funding

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