University of Portsmouth

University of Portsmouth

Architecture

Overview If you're ready to advance your career in architecture, then the ideal next step is taking your previous studies and experience into a postgraduate qualification. On this MArch Architecture degree course - which leads to the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and Architects Registration Board (ARB) Part 2 exemption - you'll learn the professional and creative skills needed for a successful architectural career. You'll unpack architectural topics such as urbanism, landscape, sustainability and culture, and learn to put your knowledge and skills into practice as you pursue your ambition to become a qualified architect. What you'll experience On this course, you'll: develop the creative and professional abilities needed for a practicing architect engage in collaborative projects get the opportunity to study at a range of European universities through the ERASMUS exchange scheme (full time students, MArch Year 1) Work experience and career planning To give you the best chance of securing a great job when you graduate, our Careers and Employability service can help you find relevant work experience during your course. We can help you identify placements, internships, voluntary roles and opportunities that will complement your studies and build your portfolio. Careers and opportunities When you finish the course, our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work in the industry. The skills you'll develop on this course, will open doors to exciting careers in professional and creative careers, and put you one step closer to becoming a registered architect. After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career. Professional Accreditations This course is professionally accredited by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the Architects Registration Board (ARB) . This means you'll satisfy the criteria for RIBA/ARB Part 2 exemption, putting you one step closer to becoming registered as an architect.

Entry requirements

Master of Architecture - MArch: A minimum of a second-class honours degree or above with Royal Institute of British Architects part 1 exemption. Students with appropriate qualifications and design skills may be accepted directly. An online portfolio submission may be required as part of the selection process. Applicants would ideally have some experience working within an Architecture practice. English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

Course modules

The design curriculum is delivered through studios, each having a distinct research topic relating to the research and practice of the studio tutors. The studio topics and pedagogy provide a framework and guidance for student projects in Year One and support in Year Two as you develop your particular thesis questions into design propositions. Studios topics change annually in response to current issues in practice and society, challenging the architectural profession, and offering variety in scale,content and context in the UK and abroad.

Assessment methods

Teaching and Assessment: You will be taught through a combination of individual and group tutorials in your selected studio, while year-wide units are lecture-based, complemented by seminars and workshops. Our studio-teaching method will mean that you will be working with tutors with professional and academic experience in their field and all unit programmes are complemented by contributions from external professionals. Studio programmes will often entail shared sessions with European and, sometimes, other overseas institutions, in countries such as Denmark, Turkey, Morocco, Italy and Spain. Representatives of local public and private bodies and agencies frequently contribute to studio tutorials and crits. All this helps to ensure that your learning and studio research outputs can have regional impact and global reach. How are you assessed? Design assessment is through studio review (crit) as work progresses and portfolio assessment at the end of the academic year. 'Taught' units, in support of the design curriculum, are assessed through various forms of illustrated written coursework - both individual and group, such as reports and the Dissertation. Various forms of formative feedback are provided at a number of key points for all units.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Master of Architecture - MArch Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 Years
Master of Architecture - MArch Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 Years
Master of Architecture - MArch Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (England) 2 Years
Master of Architecture - MArch Full-time September 2019 13,900 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years
Master of Architecture - MArch Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 Years
Master of Architecture - MArch Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (EU) 2 Years
Master of Architecture - MArch Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 2 Years
Master of Architecture - MArch Part-time September 2019 3,080 per Year 1 (Scotland) 4 Years
Master of Architecture - MArch Part-time September 2019 6,950 per Year 1 (International) 4 Years
Master of Architecture - MArch Part-time September 2019 3,080 per Year 1 (England) 4 Years
Master of Architecture - MArch Part-time September 2019 3,080 per Year 1 (EU) 4 Years
Master of Architecture - MArch Part-time September 2019 3,080 per Year 1 (Wales) 4 Years
Master of Architecture - MArch Part-time September 2019 3,080 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 4 Years
Master of Architecture - MArch Part-time September 2019 3,080 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 4 Years

Campus details

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Main Site PO1 2UP South East

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