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.
What will you study?
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.
Where this course will take you
- Graduates from Kingston School of Art succeed in architectural careers in professional practice, architecture teaching and associated construction and creative industries;
- Our department nurtures an active and supportive alumni network which is growing year on year;
- Our graduates are actively sought by prominent architectural practices in London, the UK and abroad.
More informationVisit official programme website
- Reading Architecture
- Designing Architecture
- Representing Architecture
- Making Architecture
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , National
- Apply before , International
- applicants who require a visa - first week of August
- other applicants - first week of September, although we may still accept applications after this date.
DisciplinesArchitecture View 235 other Masters in Architecture in United Kingdom
Applicants must have:
- Preferably ARB/RIBA Part 1 or exemption from it, but we will consider applications without Part 1 who have undertaken non-UK or non-validated architecture degrees. Before qualifying as a UK architect students must have obtained Part 1, as well as Part 2 and 3. Please contact the ARB regarding eligibility for their Prescribed Part 1 exam;
- in most cases, not less than 40 weeks of appropriate professional experience prior to entry;
- a high level of basic design skill as well as an ability to engage in a rigorous, graduate programme of study;
- an understanding of architecture as both an academic subject and an ongoing practice; and
- a commitment and motivation to the practice of architecture.
International15700 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 15700 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
EU/EEA9250 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
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