Ulster University

Ulster University


This course explores architecture that responds to the complex and changing context of architecture and urbanism and the transformations taking place in society; the course team of academics, historians, practitioners, advisors, artists and researchers are committed to understanding and documenting our existing built heritage while proposing imaginative and alternative futures in both the urban and rural context that are socially and ecologically responsible; urban investigations and an awareness of the shifting conditions of the contemporary city with its differing social structures, geography, culture, climate, economics, energy consumption, technologies and urban patterns, will form the basis of the MArch studio research; experimentation, critical reflection, debate and a diversity of approaches are encouraged through different practices and methods in order to locate and establish informed positions and skills.

Entry requirements

Applicants must hold a degree with at least 2:2 honours or equivalent and have a portfolio of their own work. Applicants must have an undergraduate architecture degree giving exemption from the RIBA/ARB Part 1 with a supervised year out experience in architecture practice. A minimum of IELTS score of six is required or a TOEFL score of 550 for students whose first language is not English.

Course modules

Making buildings; cultural context; design studio; urban design studio; figuring the city; green building; how design thinks; professional context; sustainable development; principles in landscape architecture; thesis preparation; energy processes in buildings; construction management; public private development; thesis.

Assessment methods

Assessment will be by a combination of studio work, course work and an examination.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MArch Full-time - 2 calendar years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Belfast Campus Belfast BT15 1ED Northern Ireland

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