M.A. Architectural Design

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

Description

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Reasons to study Architectural Design MA at DMU:

  • The course has been designed to allow you to work individually and 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
  • Join a fully international cohort of students from various continents, and forge important professional friendships, network connections and potential partnerships
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

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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

Courses Included:
  • Research Methods
  • Principles and Methods
  • Design Research Lab 1
  • Architectural Discourse
  • Design Research Lab 2
  • Major Project

English Language Requirements

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Requirements

Admission Requirements:

You should have the equivalent of a 2:2 or above UK bachelorís 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
  • United Kingdom, Leicester Pre-Master Art and Design
    Preparation

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

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Work Experience

No work experience is required.

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