Your focus will be to investigate the relationships between critical practice, design and research in the making of architectural proposals. The work produced throughout this two year Master’s is a collaborative effort between you, our academic staff and award winning practicing architects.
Our studio is divided up into a number of thematic studio groups, each led by a pair of tutors. Each of the groups also feature an expert external ‘consultant’ who will contribute to teaching throughout the year.
This Architecture degree at Queen's University Belfast encourages lateral thinking, problem solving, creativity and engagement with issues in a self-critical design led process. But it is also broad in its engagement. It will address issues as diverse as our survival on the planet and local engagement with culture and craft - the making of anything from an entire city to a door handle.
Completion of the MArch constitutes Part II of the RIBA/ARB criteria leading to eligibility to sit Part III, the Professional Examination and registration as an architect in the UK.
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- The focus of the MArch is to investigate and develop the relationships between critical practice, design and research through the making of unique and challenging architectural propositions.
- The studio is divided up into thematic groups which collectively encompass a broad range of approaches to architectural design. The groups reflect the expertise and preoccupations of the tutors and expert consultants involved.
- Students are offered a choice of group at the beginning of MArch I and then again at the beginning of MArch II, their thesis year. It is imagined that they will choose a different group each year to make the most of the breadth and the depth offered by the studio system. Choices are also offered for humanities and technologies dissertations.
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- 24 months
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DisciplinesArchitecture Design View 277 other Masters in Architecture in United Kingdom
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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.
- Applicants will be asked to submit an architectural design portfolio to support their application and may also be invited for interview.
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International22050 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 22050 GBP per year during 24 months.
National4630 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 4630 GBP per year during 24 months.
- Northern Ireland (NI) - £4,630
- Republic of Ireland (ROI) - £4,630
- England, Scotland or Wales (GB) - £9,250
- EU Other - £22,050
- International - £22,050
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.