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5843F - Architecture, Master of (MArch)

Architecture, Master of (MArch)

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Start in: September 2022

This course is centred on studio work that is intended to stretch the boundaries of your design imagination.

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Overview

Our MArch Architecture is designed to help you define the kind of architect you want to be. You can tailor your portfolio towards the practices in which you want to work or areas in which you want to demonstrate your expertise.

It is a modular MArch based on design project work. Lectures and seminars examine the theoretical, practical and material dimensions of architecture.

Through the course you'll:

  • develop an appreciation of design as a collective cultural endeavour involving the acquisition and exercise of complex knowledge and skills
  • learn to think and act critically. You'll think harder and deeper about architecture, what it can achieve and what you can do with it
  • define the kind of architect you want to be
  • tailor your portfolio towards the practices in which you want to work or areas in which you want to demonstrate expertise
  • develop the knowledge and skills necessary to work in the architectural profession with an independent, research-led attitude towards design

 

You'll engage with a wide range of staff in the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape. The MArch Architecture course content makes direct links to staff research.

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What you'll learn

Design projects in the first year (Stage 5) are based on a visit to a major European city. Your work focuses on the urban scale and the detail scale with studios exposed to a diversity of design approaches.

In the second year (Stage 6), you choose from a range of thematic studios on offer to pursue a self-led design thesis.

Alongside design, you can choose from a range of modules. These include the stimulating 'Tools for Thinking About Architecture' which leads either to a dissertation, a live build project or research work with a member of staff.

Alternatively, you can opt to pursue modules from another of our master's programmes – Urban Design or Urban Planning. Students who take these modules are also eligible for an accelerated route onto one of these programmes after the MArch.

The whole school 'Conversations with Practice' lecture series introduces new ideas from prominent practitioners and academics.

Modules

You will study modules on this course. A module is a unit of a course with its own approved aims and outcomes and assessment methods.

How you'll learn

 

Your development

International opportunities

Our international exchange programmes provide opportunities to study abroad for one or two semesters in Stage 5. Exchange partners include The University of Sydney, KTH Stockholm and The National University of Singapore.

Your future

Our Careers Service

Our award-winning Careers Service is one of the largest and best in the country, and we have strong links with employers. We provide an extensive range of opportunities to all students through our ncl+ initiative.

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Quality and ranking

All professional accreditations are reviewed regularly by their professional body

Facilities

You'll have access to state-of-the-art facilities.

Find out more about the facilities available in the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape

Fees and funding

Tuition fees for 2022 entry (per year)

What you're paying for

Tuition fees include the costs of:

  • matriculation
  • registration
  • tuition (or supervision)
  • library access
  • examination
  • re-examination
  • graduation

Some of our degrees involve additional costs which are not covered by your tuition fees.

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  • additional costs
  • living costs
  • tuition fees, including how to pay them and available discounts

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Entry requirements

The entrance requirements below apply to 2022 entry.

Qualifications from outside the UK

English Language requirements

How to apply


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Get in touch

Questions about this course?

If you have specific questions about this course you can contact:

Lucy Kirkbride
Learning and Teaching Assistant
School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6007
Email: lucy.kirkbride@newcastle.ac.uk

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