|Application deadline:||We're happy to accept students right up to when our courses begin, as long as there are places available|
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|Start date:||September 2014|
|Duration full-time:||12 months|
|Delivery mode:||On Campus|
Prepare for your Masters in architecture at Newcastle University
A pre-master's course specially designed to prepare students for architecture-related degrees.
Why apply for the graduate diploma programme?
You will study the following modules:
English for Academic Purposes
This module is designed to help you develop your skills and confidence in reading techniques and academic writing styles. The module covers the organisation of ideas, the planning, revising and editing of written work, integrating the ideas of others into your work using both citation and referencing, as well as how to use dictionaries, thesauri and other study aids to assist with appropriate vocabulary choices.
Study and Research Skills
This module is designed to help you develop university-level study skills in making notes from academic texts, organising lecture notes and interpreting data. You will also gain teamwork, problem-solving, time management and examination skills, as well as develop competence in core ICT skills
UK Institutions and Culture
This module will enable you to understand the country in which you are living and studying by looking topics such as government and politics in the UK, Britain and the European Union, legal institutions, geography and sociology of the UK and the North East, business in the UK, culture and the UK education system.
The module provides an introduction to the history of British and European architecture and to the development of settlements and cities. The wider cultural and economic background in which architecture happens will be explored, and you will be actively encouraged to compare findings with their own cultural background and discuss commonalities and differences.
This module incorporates a small architectural design project and provides an opportunity for you to take on the role of the architect in the design process.
Assessment is both formal and informal, designed to help students build on their successes and meet requirements for entry to postgraduate study. Assessment of English language and communication skills will be based on written assignments, oral presentations, interviews, and written examinations.
Assessment of academic modules will be based on
Assessment of the research component will be based on the final written version of a research project.
If you successfully complete the relevant Graduate Diploma programme at INTO Newcastle University, and meet the required scores for entry to your selected degree programme, you will be guaranteed entry onto designated postgraduate degree programmes at Newcastle University. You will also be able to apply to other universities in the UK.
In order to successfully pass the Graduate Diploma you will need to achieve an average mark of 40 per cent overall in your academic modules, and 60 per cent in the EAP module. In order to successfully progress onto your chosen postgraduate degree programme at Newcastle University, you will need to achieve an average mark of 60 per cent overall in your academic modules, with no module less than 50 per cent. In addition, you will need to achieve a minimum of 65 (IELTS 6.5) in English for Academic Purposes.
For progression to the School of Law, you will need to achieve an average mark of 65 per cent in your academic modules, with no module less than 60 per cent. In addition, you will need to achieve a minimum of 70 (IELTS 7.0) in English for Academic Purposes.
Students applying for the Architectural Pathway will also need to submit a portfolio for consideration as part of the application process.
Minimum of IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.0 in writing) or an equivalent score.
17 years and above
All students commencing courses on a published September start date must be 17 years old by 31st December of that calendar year. For all other start dates, students must be 17 years old on the published start date of the course.
You are normally required to take an English Proficiency Test if you come from a non-English speaking country.
Most European Universities recognise the IELTS test.More information on IELTS
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