University for the Creative Arts

University for the Creative Arts

Architecture (ARB/RIBA part 2)

Students set their own agenda within the framework of this course, consolidating their previous architectural education and training through design propositions and explorations of technology and theory; the course carries full and unconditional prescription from the Architects Registration Board (ARB) as satisfying the Part 2 criteria and is unconditionally validated by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). This course emphasises design as a research practice. It understands the architect as someone whose cross-disciplinary role enables them to draw on the production of knowledge within various related disciplines and develop through design, effective strategies and models for sustainable development. This may be within the context of the production of buildings, spaces between them or the urban contexts in which they occur. By the end of the course, students will be equipped to adopt critical positions within the profession and wider society. You will also be able to initiate and deliver projects grounded and delivered in design-based research, and continue a process of learning through experimentation and enquiry.

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree in architecture (normally 2.1 or above) with part 1 of the professional qualification recognised by the ARB and RIBA. Plus normally 1 year in an architectural practice following the part 1 qualification. Applicants will be invited an applicant day to present a portfolio of work.

Course modules

Stage 1: Design research; design technology; dissertation. Stage 2: Design thesis; technology dissertation; future practice.

Assessment methods

Applicants complete 2 research-led studio design projects, as well as lecture courses in contemporary architectural history and theory, and environment and technology; these integrated units encourage applicants to develop their own research interests, providing the intellectual framework for their design thesis.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MArch Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,465 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MArch Full-time September 2016 GBP 12,010 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MArch Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,465 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MArch Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,465 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MArch Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,465 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Canterbury Campus Canterbury CT1 3AN South East

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