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?
Course length: 3 terms (9 months)
When can I start?
September 2015 start (3 term)
January 2016 start (3 term)
Tuition fees do not include:
You will study the following modules:Architecture 1
Assessments will be formal and informal, designed to help students building on their successes and to meet requirements for entry into postgraduate study. Assessments in Architecture will be based on studio-tasks for a design and research portfolio and graphical and oral project presentations. Assessments 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 progress onto your chosen postgraduate degree programme at the School of Architecture, Planning & Landscape of Newcastle University, you will need to achieve:
To achieve a pass in the Graduate Diploma in Architecture you will need to achieve at least an average mark of 40 per cent in the architecture modules, 40 per cent in your academic modules, and 60 per cent in the EAP module.
The Graduate Diploma is suitable for international students who gained an undergraduate degree in architecture or any other relevant architecture related subject and are in need to upgrade qualifications to UK postgraduate standard. The Graduate Diploma is also suitable for those who want to increase or deepen their subject knowledge or those who need to improve their English language study skills within the context of their chosen subject.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Per 6 April 2015 only the English language tests from IELTS and Trinity College London are accepted for Tier 4 Visa applications to the United Kingdom. Other tests (including TOEFL, TOEIC, Pearson, City & Guilds) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. Since the Trinity College London language tests must be taken in one of their exam centres in the UK, IELTS is now the only language test accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK that can be taken worldwide.
For information about country-specific entry requirements please contact us.
You will be expected to provide a portfolio as part of your application. Your portfolio should demonstrate a variety of architecture related core skills and abilities, such as sketching, drawing, model making and graphical presentation, use of electronic tools such as CAD and Photoshop on a solid graduate standard.
Furthermore your work should give evidence of good academic and intellectual skills such as critical analysis and methodical research.
Your portfolio should include recent creative work, whether personal, academic or professional. Consider which work will represent you best. Particularly important are design development and analytical processes.
View the Graduate Diploma in Architecture portfolio guidelines.
Portfolio review takes place only at key times during the year.
You should also include a separate curriculum vitae (CV), which details your qualifications, any previous work experience or employment and your professional ambitions for the future.
Minimum of IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in all subskills) or an equivalent score.
We can also accept Pearson (PTE). Please contact us for further details.
If you do not meet the minimum English language requirements you should apply for English for University Study.
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
No work experience is required.
Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS we offer you the chance to receive up to £10,000 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.
From its origins as a School of Medicine and Surgery in 1834, Newcastle University today offers a first-class student experience in the heart of Britainís number one student city. Newcastle is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities. Ranked among the best in the world by the most recent Times Higher Education World University Rankings, Newcastle University is in its global top 150, while The Sunday Times University Guide 2012 placed us in 12th position in the UK.