Taught course

Architecture

Institution
Queen's University Belfast · School of Planning, Architecture and Civil Engineering
Qualifications
MArch

Entry requirements

Full details can be found on the Queen's University website.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The course is for graduates in architecture who wish to complete their architectural education to RIBA/ ARB Part II standard.

The focus of the MArch is to investigate and develop the relationships between critical practice, design and research through the making of unique and challenging architectural propositions.

The studio is divided up into thematic groups which collectively encompass a broad range of approaches to architectural design. The groups reflect the expertise and preoccupations of the tutors and consultants involved. Accordingly, the briefs developed and the work produced become a collaborative investigation between practitioners, students and academics into some of the spatial issues affecting the production of the built environment, both on this island and elsewhere.

Students are offered a choice of group at the beginning of MArch I and then again at the beginning of MArch II, their thesis year. It is imagined that they will choose a different group each year to make the most of the breadth and the depth offered by the studio system. Choices are also offered for humanities and technologies dissertations.

The four semesters of the Masters programme are thought of as a single entity, within which diverse challenges allow the student to identify core strengths and to develop these through open discussion with a strong emphasis on self-directed study and ambitious agendas.

Information for international students

Full details can be found on the Queen's University website.

Fees and funding

Postgraduate loans

From the academic year 2017/18, the Department for the Economy will provide a tuition fee loan of up to £5,500 per NI / EU student for postgraduate study. Tuition fee loan information.

A postgraduate loans system in the UK offers government-backed student loans of up to £10,280 for taught and research Masters courses in all subject areas. Criteria, eligibility, repayment and application information are available on the UK government website.

For fees and funding information please see the University's Graduate School website: Postgraduate funding

Useful links

Queen's Direct Applications Portal

Steps to Postgraduate Study Guidance (HEFCE)

Queen's Postgraduate Admissions Policy

Qualification and course duration

MArch

full time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Professor Michael McGarry
Email
m.mcgarry@qub.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)28 9097 4198