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Architecture, MArch

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    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #591 (QS) London, United Kingdom
The Architecture programme at Kingston University has established a clear position within the UK context of architectural education. Our concern with continuity in architectural culture, and in making work which is sensitive to situation and context, places us in a notional community of European schools in places as diverse as Ireland, Switzerland, Scandinavia and Iberia. 

Overview

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.

Programme Structure

Modules included:

  • Reading Architecture
  • Designing Architecture
  • Representing Architecture
  • Making Architecture

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    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.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: First Class

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).

General Requirements

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.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15300 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.
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Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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