The Architecture programme at Kingston University is staffed by a wide range of distinguished practitioners and academics, with every design studio taught by a practicing architect. The course features a diverse range of design approaches rooted in a common ethos, and often involving 'live-build' projects, recently for the Barbican in London and Kunstmuseum, Bonn.
During this course, students develop as architectural designers and thinkers and move towards the ability to engage in architectural practice as independent and reflective practitioners.Students are expected to build on and further develop the knowledge, understanding and skill acquired during your first degree and a recommended initial period of work-based learning. The emphasis of this course is therefore to deepen and consolidate existing learning and skill, rather than to introduce a wide range of new subject material.
The core skill of the architect is design. The core of the course is design practice along with the theoretical, technical and contextual studies which underpin and inform design. Architectural design is simultaneously a cultural, technical, managerial and creative activity. In recognition of this, the programme seeks to encourage students to develop a high level of critical awareness of their discipline, as well as of their own practice. It also aims to assist students in identifying and developing their particular strengths and interests, whilst expecting them to meet a minimum level of competence across all core subjects.
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Please note: there is no official deadline for applications, but we recommend that you apply by June for September entry and by October for January entry.
You need the following IELTS score:
Minimum required score:
The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.Get a free IELTS practice test
You need the following GPA score:
Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to First Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).
Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).
Applicants must have:
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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