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Architecture MArch

De Montfort University
12 months
Full time/part time
Master's degree
Leicester
English
Architecture MArch

About this program

Architecture MArch

Our Architecture MArch programme is designed to respond to contemporary issuesin the industry, grounded in both theory and professional practice.Our enquiry-led approach to education will teach you to tackle complex problems, unending questions and help you synthesise your ideas to produce critical work.You will be supported to take risks, learn from mistakes and be bold in creatively exploring your ideas.

Current issues in architecturaldebateare studied through deep foundations in historical and philosophical thought, contemporary states of urban inhabitation, challenges to a sustainable ecology, the ramifications of modern technology, legal and economic contexts, and the state of the profession.

Our design studios are delivered through advanced, research-by-design led unitsand offer a range of specialist pathways for you todevelop an independent and critical position on architecture. Studio options range from high-density housing to sustainable futures, and advanced material investigations.Weencourage an open-ended spirit of enquiry to advance knowledge through rigorous, exploratory and playful processes.Our experience and knowledge,combined with your personal ambition, will enable us to challenge existing conventions and redefine the future of architectural practice together.

A number ofour Architecture MArch graduates have been awarded multiple national and international design awards, including four prizes at the Royal Institute of British Architects(RIBA) President’s Medals, five regional RIBAAwards and the prestigious RIBA WrenInsurance Association Scholarship.

Admission requirements

Applications are considered from candidates with a 2:2 or above (or equivalent) pass in a first architecture degree either validated by the RIBA or similar to aRIBA Part 1 degreein the case of non-RIBA validated EU and Overseas courses. Offers are based on a criteria that includes first architecture degree results, portfolio of work, professional experience, an interview.

Practical experience is not required for entry to the MArch, though applicants should note that a minimum of 24 months of logged professional experience are required to undertake a Part III examinations and to register as an architect in the UK, of which 12 months of this 24 months may be completed before the completion of the MArch.

Graduates with non-RIBA/ARB validated first architecture degrees who wish to register in the UK as an architect eventually would have to submit their portfolios to ARB for examination at some stage though this is not a requirement for entry to the MArch.

DMU provides a PEDR programme through whichstudents' professional experience can be certificated according to RIBA requirements. For further information please seeArchitecture (PEDR).


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Program content

Full-time students

Full time students are expected to fully engage with simultaneous tasks, averaging a full working week of contact and independent study/design time. The schedule of modules are as follows:

Year one

  • Thematic Design Studio
  • Humanities / Technical and Environmental Specialisation
  • Contextual Design Studio
  • Dissertation

Year two

  • Management Practice and Law
  • Technical Studies and Design Research
  • Thesis or Comprehensive Design Project

Part-time students

Part time students are expected on average to be present two days a week, with the addition of an assortment of ten additional pre-arranged days throughout the year. Modules are as above, however the schedule is as follows:

Year one

  • Thematic Design Studio
  • Contextual Design Studio

Year two

  • Humanities / Technical and Environmental Specialisation
  • Management Practice and Law
  • Dissertation

Year three

  • Technical Studies and Design Research
  • Thesis or Comprehensive Design Project

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Tuition

Please check the website for more information about tuition fees

Career paths

OurMArchprogrammeoffers exemption from ARB/RIBA Part II examinations, and enables graduates holding ARB/RIBA partI, to progress to licensure examinations and professional registration as anarchitect in the UK.Recent graduates have secured employment with architect practices such asFoster+Partners, MakeArchitects,Heatherwick Studio, SOM and Grimshaw Architects.

Full-time graduates from theMArchprogramme, with aminimumofsix months’professional experience prior to entry, gain exemption fromLembagaArkitekMalaysia Part II,allowing progression to professional registration examinations and potential employment in Malaysia.

Successful graduates canalsofurther theirexpertiseand research with a PhD.

Graduate Tom Coxsecured a Part II Architectural Assistant position with Bristol-based practice Wotton Donoghue Architects.During his final year at DMU,Tom was selected to represent the university in Hong Kong at the GREAT Festival of Innovation, the Government’s flagship international trade event. Tom said:“throughout my time at DMU, my tutors broadened my understanding of architecture and design, highlighting my strengths and improving my weaknesses. They boosted my confidence, professionalism and interest in the subject.”

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De Montfort University

De Montfort University (DMU) in England welcome hundreds of European students every year for one of our 300 courses at foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate level. We have approx. 25,000 students studying in our 4 faculties; Business & Law; Health &...


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Why study at De Montfort University

  • Ranked 20th for Graduate Prospects (The Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020)
  • In the top 10% of institutions overall recognised by the Times Higher Education’s Impact Rankings 2020
  • TEF Gold Award in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework – the only government-endorsed measure of teaching quality in higher education.
  • Campus of the Future - DMU has invested £136m in transforming its campus, creating new green space in Leicester and using renewable energy technology. Four of the largest campus buildings generate renewable energy via more than 1,110 solar panels, and a wood biomass boiler cuts out the need to burn fossil fuels.
  • 2030 Climate Action - More than 100 students and staff have taken part in carbon literacy training to understand how choices like transport, clothes, overseas travel and food impact the planet. DMU and the University of Leicester have teamed up with Leicester City Council to deliver the training in city schools. DMU has halved its carbon dioxide emissions since 2005.

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De Montfort University

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LE1 9BH Leicester
United Kingdom

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