Queen's University Belfast

Queen's University Belfast

Architecture

Design and technology modules form the majority of the programme content and are delivered through the design studio either as part of individual design projects or as specific themed workshop occasions or components. History, theory and culture and other specialisations are interwoven within the studio content as well as being supplemented through dedicated modules. The programme is an active participant in Erasmus with links to established schools of architecture in Europe.

Entry requirements

Applicants whose primary degree was awarded in the UK normally require a 2.1 Honours degree in architecture from an approved Royal Institute of British Architects/Architects Registration Board (RIBA/ARB) (part 1) course at a recognised institution. Applicants with a degree in architecture below 2.1 Honours will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Applicants also normally require an assessment of 60 per cent 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. Such demonstration is typically (but not exclusively) achieved through experience in architectural practice in accordance with RIBA/ARB regulations for practical training. Applicants will be invited for interview and/or asked to submit further relevant information to support their application. Applicants whose primary degree was awarded outside the UK normally require a recognised qualification equivalent to a 2.1 Honours degree in architecture that is not validated by ARB or RIBA but where applicants can demonstrate that their degree is equivalent to RIBA/ARB (part 1). Applicants with a degree in architecture below 2.1 Honours (or equivalent) will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Applicants also normally require an assessment equivalent to 60 per cent or above in their (1st degree) final year major design project and a demonstration of a critical awareness of the applicant's position relative to the profession and discipline of architecture; such demonstration is typically in the form of a personal statement. International applicants may be invited for interview and/or asked to submit further relevant information to support their application and should note that if they wish to undertake part 3 (to lead to ARB registration as an architect and as an RIBA chartered architect), they must be successful in an application to ARB for their first architecture degree to be assessed by ARB as satisfying part 1. International students must be able to demonstrate their proficiency in English in order to benefit fully from their course of study or research. Non-EEA nationals must also satisfy UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) immigration requirements for English language for visa purposes. Evidence of an IELTS score of 6.5 taken within the last 2 years, with a minimum of 6.0 in Speaking and Listening and a minimum of 5.5 in Reading and Writing, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required.

Course modules

Year 1: Architectural research: Humanities; dissertation; architectural research: Technology dissertation; comprehensive project; erasmus placement; place and making; studio as laboratory I. Year 2: Studio as laboratory II; thesis projects; thesis research.

Assessment methods

Project design work, design reviews, representation, research, written examinations, essays, dissertation, reports, practical/project work.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MArch Full-time September 2017 GBP 5,220 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MArch Full-time September 2017 GBP 5,220 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MArch Full-time September 2017 GBP 19,000 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MArch Full-time September 2017 GBP 5,220 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MArch Full-time September 2017 GBP 5,220 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MArch Full-time September 2017 GBP 5,220 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Queen's University Belfast Belfast BT7 1NN Northern Ireland

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Key information

Contact: 
Course Enquiries, School of Planning, Architecture and Civil Engineering
Telephone number: 
028 9097 4375