University of Portsmouth

University of Portsmouth

Architecture

The course provides a vibrant, challenging and expansive programme aimed at equipping you with the professional and creative skills for a successful career as an architect. You will be exposed to a range of related disciplines such as urban design, interior design, sustainable design and historic building conservation, providing a cross-disciplinary learning environment that is appropriate in today's complex world of professional architecture.

Entry requirements

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. 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
MArch Full-time September 2017 GBP 9,250 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MArch Full-time September 2017 GBP 9,250 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 2 years
MArch Full-time September 2017 GBP 9,250 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MArch Full-time September 2017 GBP 9,250 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MArch Full-time September 2017 GBP 12,600 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MArch Full-time September 2017 GBP 9,250 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MArch Full-time September 2017 GBP 9,250 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MArch Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,080 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 4 years
MArch Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,080 per Year 1 (EU) 4 years
MArch Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,080 per Year 1 (England) 4 years
MArch Part-time September 2017 GBP 6,300 per Year 1 (International) 4 years
MArch Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,080 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 4 years
MArch Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,080 per Year 1 (Scotland) 4 years
MArch Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,080 per Year 1 (Wales) 4 years

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