Oxford Brookes University

Architecture

The MArch course is an experimentally minded design studio. You will be working with students from all over the world to generate design proposals that explore the edges of architectural thought.There is an emphasis not only on the materials and techniques of construction but also elements such as air, heat, water, sound, smell and lights as materials too. This exploration will involve visits to factories and workshops where materials are manipulated in a variety of unusual ways, and also practical experimentation and testing in the studio environment. This programme offers the opportunity to explore ideas in great detail, resulting in a thesis that might take the form of a video, set of drawings or physical model. The portfolio generated alongside the thesis will act as a curated record of your findings.

Entry requirements

MArch

The course is intended for students who have completed their professional role-orientated education and wish to undertake speculative design-based research. Thus it is expected that applicants from the field of architecture will already possess an accredited graduate diploma or postgraduate degree in architecture (UK), a professional master's in architecture (US), or the international equivalent.

Admission to the course will normally be open to applicants who fulfil one of the following requirements: 1) Hold a good approved undergraduate honours degree in architecture or in a discipline relevant to architecture. 2) Have an appropriate professional background and experience of designing architecture or designing in a discipline that has a strong relationship or similarities to architecture. 3) Students in their final year of the MArchD in Architecture at Oxford Brookes University, who have demonstrated proficiency in written and design work.

The course also welcomes applicants from other design fields such as product design, graphic design, and interior design, and would expect such applicants to possess an excellent first degree.

PgDip

A good approved Honours degree in architecture or in a discipline relevant to architecture; have an appropriate professional background and experience of designing architecture or designing in a discipline that has a strong relationship or similarities to architecture; students in their final year of the MArchD in Architecture at Oxford Brookes University; English language requirements: 6.5 in IELTS, with a minimum of 6.0 across all 4 components of the test.

Course modules

Modules: advanced architectural design module (80 credits); urban cultures; architecture and the city; research methods; and dissertation project.

Assessment methods

The assessment on the taught modules is 100 per cent coursework, comprising design presentations, seminar papers and essays.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MArch Full-time September 2017 - 12 months
PgDip Full-time September 2017 - 6 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Headington Campus Oxford OX3 0BP South East

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