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MScArchitectural Design

Tuition fee £11,700.00 per year
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This programme will encourage students to develop a speculative and experimental approach to architectural design through the use of advanced digital tools and techniques. It is designed for students of architecture and related disciplines, who wish to continue their academic, intellectual and professional skills beyond the requirements of their professionally recognised qualification.

The programme aims to address and redefine new trends and knowledge in the field of architecture and offers a postgraduate design framework strongly supported by theoretical components.

Students are embedded within one of the Diploma in Architecture Units run by members of the AVATAR (Advanced Virtual and Technological Architecture Research) research group. They are encouraged to develop a personal focus and independent research position within the Unit framework.

The programme is not validated by a professional body and does not provide exemption from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Part 2 professional examination or from the Architects’ Registration Board (ARB) Part 2 prescriptions.

The aims of the programme are:

To develop research concerning the impact of advanced technology on architectural design, and to contribute on a discussion on issues such as aesthetics, philosophy and cybernetics
To concern itself with the technologies of virtuality (exploring fully immersed, mixed and augmented environments); time based digital media (film, video and animation), nano and bio technology (micro-landscapes and architecture, ethics, sustainability and ecology) including reflexive environments and cybernetic systems
To posit new aesthetic systems and codes of representation for architecture, interior design, multimedia design and graphic design.

Programme structure

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Master Project (60 credits)
Advanced Architectural Design 01 (Project Themes) (40 credits)
Architectural Thesis (40 credits)
Theories of Architectural Design (20 credits)
Future Representations (20 credits)

Career opportunities

This programme is suitable for those aiming to develop advanced design skills for use in architectural practice, and for those aiming to enhance their academic skills and/or go on to doctoral study.

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Application start
Aug 1, 2018
Application deadline
Aug 1, 2018 23:59
Europe/Tallinn time

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States