Architectural Design, M.A.

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    12200
    Tuition (Year)
    4750
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language

About

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.

Programme Structure

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

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Study intensity Part-time, Full-time
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration part-time 24 months
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score: 6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

Admission 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.

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Student Visa

Students from United States of America need a visa in order to study in the United Kingdom.
Read more about visa information and requirements for this country.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 12200 International
  • GBP 4750 EU/EEA
  • UK/EU: £2,375 (part-time) per year

Funding

We are committed to helping our graduates enhance their careers and personal development through further study, which is why we offer the Vice-Chancellor’s 2020 Scholarship. This gives DMU graduates a tuition fee discount of up to 50 per cent on selected full-time and part-time postgraduate courses, based on academic achievement and merit.

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