Grad.Dip. Graduate Diploma in Architecture

Into - Newcastle University, Newcastle University

Application deadline: We're happy to accept students right up to when our courses begin, as long as there are places available
Tuition fee:
  • € 17,000 / Year (EEA)
  • € 17,000 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: September  2014
Languages:
  • English
Location:
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time

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Description

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?

  • full university status
  • a quality assured university programme
  • world-class facilities in a campus based environment
  • a conditional offer of a place on a designated postgraduate course
  • professional help and support with your application to university
  • intensive English tuition
  • a highly supportive study environment with small class sizes
  • detailed feedback on performance
  • active learning in your subject areas with guidance on appropriate study methods

You will study the following modules:

  • English for Academic Purposes
  • Study and Research Skills
  • UK Institutions and Culture
  • Architecture 1
  • Architecture 2

Contents

What will I study?

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.

Architecture 1

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.

Architecture 2

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.

How will I be assessed?

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.

Academic assessment

Assessment of academic modules will be based on

  • written assignments
  • group project work
  • oral presentations
  • written examinations

Research assessment

Assessment of the research component will be based on the final written version of a research project.

Success means

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.

Requirements

Academic requirements:

  • Pass in an undergraduate degree ( as approved by INTO Newcastle University)
  • Diploma (3-5 years) with good grades (as approved by Newcastle University)
  • a minimum of 3 years' relevant work experience will be required for applicants intendeing to progress onto the MBA

Portfolio requirements

Students applying for the Architectural Pathway will also need to submit a portfolio for consideration as part of the application process.

English requirements:

Minimum of IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.0 in writing) or an equivalent score.

Age:

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.

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 5.5

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