M.Sc. Experimental Architecture

Newcastle University | Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
This programme equips you with the knowledge, skills and experience required to apply digital theories and technologies in your professional career, and to contribute to research in the field of digital architecture. The programme aims to be at the forefront of current debate on the future of architecture as well as providing knowledge and skills on innovative aspects of professional practice.

Description of Experimental Architecture


Throughout the programme three interconnecting areas of digital architecture are examined in order to develop a strong understanding of the theory base as well as practical experience and skills in the use, customisation and development of information and communication technologies. You will also complete an individual research project.

Detailed Course Facts

Tuition fee Not specified
Start date September  2016
Duration full-time 12 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time
Intensity Flexible
Duration part-time 24 months

Course Content

Compulsory modules
ARC8016 Emergent Digital Design Methods
ARC8028 Programming for Design
ARC8018 Research through Design
ARC8039 Interaction Design
ARC8043 MA Design Research Project
Students will select optional modules to the value of 20 credits in Semester 2, from modules offered on other programmes in the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape, subject to the approval of the Degree Programme Director.

English Language Requirements


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.

The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

Requirements for Experimental Architecture

An upper-second-class Honours degree or equivalent, preferably in a design-related or ICT subject such as architecture, design, fine art, graphic design, architectural technology, architectural engineering, planning, landscape, civil engineering, software engineering, computer graphics, artificial intelligence, soft computing or communications.

Applicants are required to submit a letter stating the reasons for wanting to undertake the programme and a pdf portfolio of appropriate work. The pdf should be no more than 10 pages showing evidence of design and creative endeavour. The portfolio may contain, but is not limited to, examples of architecture, interior design, product and industrial design, interaction and digital design, graphics and communication design.

Applicants whose first language is not English require IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

Work Experience for Experimental Architecture

No work experience is required.

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Newcastle University, United Kingdom

United Kingdom 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.

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