Entry requirements

You should have an undergraduate degree of at least second class standard in a relevant subject. Also required is a good portfolio of practical and/or scholarly work as well as experience in conducting research and a demonstrable interest in critical spatial practices. If your first language is not English, you normally need a minimum score of 7.0 in IELTS or equivalent.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The MA programme is for suitably qualified graduates from a range of disciplines wishing to pursue studio-based spatial research in the context of theoretical work.

The MA programme has been developed to allow you to combine theoretical research with critical spatial practice. Lectures, seminars and workshops will equip you with a rigorous grounding in critical spatial theory. The theoretical course provides a thorough coverage of the historical, philosophical and technological aspects of the intersection of space, power and conflict.

This programme is orientated towards graduates who want to undertake training in research architecture before proceeding to PhD study, or to pursue or enhance a career in spatial practices. As with our MPhil/PhD track, our MA programme draws a multidisciplinary mix of innovative architects and other spatial practitioners, albeit in the early stages of their careers. It also gains international exposure through student participation in major exhibitions.

MA Research Architecture begins with a specific Core Module called ‘Introduction to Research Architecture’ as well as the MA Core Module B, which is shared by students from the whole Visual Cultures MA cohort.

The four assessed components of the MA comprise:

  • the Special Subject ‘Conflict and Negotiations'
  • a single major spatial research project (Studio)
  • the Symposium
  • a Dissertation

The research project (Studio), actively engages with spatial practice and theory, and concentrates on in-depth analysis of a distinct issue, process or site. This project forms the core of the MA Dissertation, which you submit at the end of the programme.

A series of seminars, workshops and lectures will provide you with the necessary and stimulating information and create a forum for discussion on contemporary approaches and theories in architectural and spatial research.

Fees and funding

ESRC; AHRC.

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries
Email
course-info@gold.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)20 7078 5300