COURSE STRUCTURE DIAGRAM
The course structure encapsulates the student at undergraduate level to take them on a ‘journey’. The journey is both literal and metaphorical. A journey which is underpinned by our specialist classes in Cultural Studies (architectural history and theory), Technology Studies (structural, constructional and environmental considerations), integrated within a parallel Design Studio programme.
The first three years of the Undergraduate course is a path of discovery where students develop an awareness of themselves and are given the opportunity to explore where they want to go. By third year students are able to synthesis their architectural understanding and demonstrate their competencies before venturing on their first year out in practice.
Our fourth year honours year is seen as the culmination of the student’s undergraduate studies and beginning of their advanced two year study of architecture, Postgraduate level. By now our students are beginning to articulate and refine their architectural position. The fourth year is a well organised and rigorous syllabus which helps prepares our students for the Postgraduate course.
The final year is about complex scenarios, real and current problems, personal ambitions and self motivation. Our students are given the freedom to express themselves and explore their own agenda addressing real life issues before leaving University to start work in practice.
Successful completion of the Pg Dip/MArch in Advanced Architectural Studies carries exemption from Part II of the professional examination of the Architect’s Registration Board (ARB) and is validated by the Royal Institution of British Architects (RIBA)
The Department has a thriving postgraduate research programme and welcomes applications from suitably qualified people to study in any of our research areas leading to an MRes, MPhil or PhD.