Taught course

Architecture

Institution
Ulster University · School of Architecture and Design
Qualifications
MArch

Entry requirements

Applicants must hold a degree with at least 2:2 honours or equivalent and have a portfolio of their own work. Applicants must have an undergraduate architecture degree giving exemption from the RIBA/ARB Part 1 with a supervised year out experience in architecture practice.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Based in one of the most culturally significant cities in Europe, the two-year Master of Architecture programme at the Belfast School of Architecture offers a distinctive, exciting and dynamic research-led learning experience leading to exemption from the ARB/RIBA part 2 examination.

The MArch is considered as an inter-related series of studio projects and related studies that lead you towards your final year design thesis. The MArch explores architecture that responds to the complex and changing context of architecture and urbanism and the transformations taking place in society. The course team of academics, historians, practitioners, advisors, artists and researchers are committed to understanding and documenting our existing built heritage while proposing imaginative and alternative futures in both the urban and rural context that are socially and ecologically responsible.

Urban investigations and an awareness of the shifting conditions of the contemporary city with its differing social structures, geography, culture, climate, economics, energy consumption, technologies and urban patterns, will form the basis of the MArch studio research. Experimentation, critical reflection, debate and a diversity of approaches are encouraged through different practices and methods in order to locate and establish informed positions and skills.

An important part of this is to address the wider issues facing the profession and in providing a forum to investigate, challenge preconceptions, explore and fully engage the role of the architect in society.

Information for international students

The minimum requirement for this course is Academic IELTS 6.0 with no band score less than 5.5. Trinity ISE: Pass at level III also meets this requirement for Tier 4 visa purposes. Ulster recognises a number of other English language tests and comparable IELTS equivalent scores.

Qualification and course duration

MArch

full time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Mr David Coyles
Email
adbe@ulster.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 28 9536 7252