M.A. Architectural Design MA

  • On Campus
  • 12 months
  • GBP12200 per Year (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    )
    GBP4750 per Year (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

    )
  • English ( Take IELTS test or Find a course )
| Leicester, United Kingdom
The Architectural Design MA will enable you to establish a comprehensive understanding of architecture rooted in the theories of its making.

Description

Advertisement

The Architectural Design MA will enable you to establish a comprehensive understanding of architecture rooted in the theories of its making.

Reasons to study Architectural Design MA at DMU:

  • The Architectural Design MA will enable you to establish a comprehensive understanding of architecture rooted in the theories of its making

  • It has been designed to allow you to work in studio groups while encouraging you to engage with broader theoretical debates that are pertinent to contemporary practice

  • The integrative nature of the investigations will provide you with an understanding of the situational structure of architecture and can serve as a foundation for a more fully developed human ecology

  • You will be exposed to disciplinary thinking linked to design strategies, and undertake design projects in various contexts

You will also be challenged with understanding current issues in Architectural Design, and learn how to integrate meaningful approaches to design, whilst gaining skills in visualisation and fabrication.

This is an internationally popular course that attracts students globally and currently offers entry to the rigorous design teaching we offer at the Leicester School of Architecture (LSA). The LSA has an extensive national and international lecture series, attracting leading academics and professionals from around the world.

Detailed Course Facts

Start dates and application deadlines

Starting in

  • There is no deadline for this start date.
Tuition fee
  • GBP12200 per year ( International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    )
  • GBP4750 per year ( EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

    )
  • UK/EU: £2,375 (part-time) per year
Duration full-time 12 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time
Intensity Flexible
Duration part-time 24 months
Part-time variant Flexible

Course Content

Modules

Term one

Research Methods

This component introduces systematic techniques required for research, analysis and synthesis in design and architecture. Establishes an understanding of the theoretical architectural debate

Principles and Methods

Based on a number of directed theoretical options offered to students as ‘streams’ this component offers a directed theoretical approach taught in labs, seminars, or lectures. The form of assessment includes essays or projects. ‘Streams’ may include Phenomenology, Design Computation, Contextual Design, Critical Theory and Urban Approaches.

Design Research Lab 1

Based on a number of directed theoretical options offered to students as ‘streams’ as above, this component tests actualising a selected theoretical approach in a design context. The form of assessment is in a design project.

Term two

Architectural Discourse

Based on a number of directed theoretical options offered to students as ‘streams’ as above, this component offers a theoretical seminar series. The form of assessment is projects or essays.

Design Research Lab 2

This component develops the strategic application of theoretical and design ideas, synthesising knowledge from the earlier stages of the course, assessed in design projects. This project may include overseas travel.

Term three

Major Project

This component involves a thesis project/dissertation.

English Language Requirements

IELTS Take IELTS test
6

IMPORTANT NOTE: The UK government confirmed new requirements for secure English language testing for visa and immigration purposes. Learn more

Requirements

You should have the equivalent of a 2:2 or above UK bachelor’s honours degree in architecture, or a related subject. You will normally be asked to submit a digital portfolio of work.

If you have no formal academic qualifications but have extensive industry experience, we will consider your application on an individual basis.

Interview and Portfolio

Applicants with relevant qualifications should submit a portfolio of work (please see our Architectural Design MA application portfolio advice for full details). Overseas applicants will be invited to send samples of their work.

International students

If English is not your first language an IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent when you start the course is essential. English Language tuition, delivered by our British Council accreditedCentre for English Language Learning, is available both before and throughout the course if you need it.

Admission to UK universities often requires that students have completed a recognized Bachelor's degree. International students should consider taking a Pre-Master to gain access to UK universities when:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills

Gain Admission to this Master

By taking one of the Pre-Masters listed below

  • United Kingdom, Leicester Pre-Master Art and Design
    Preparation

    Students are well-prepared for higher education after completing the preparation course.

Search all Pre-Masters

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

We Are Helping Thousands of Students to Find a University Abroad!

Shivprasad
Fortunately enough I was able to find StudyPortals. Right from the start of the application to getting the confirmation of admission I was using StudyPortals.

Sign up for your personal newsletter and we will help you too.

We will send you all the information you need to find your dream study programme!

The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

De Montfort University, United Kingdom

United Kingdom De Montfort University (DMU) is a university of quality and distinctiveness. Situated in Leicester, our mission is to be a truly international university, distinguished by life-changing research, dynamic international partnerships, vibrant links with business, and a commitment to excellence in teaching, learning and the student experience.