If you want to pursue a design specialism within architecture, this post-professional, studio-based course will help you develop an expert approach to architectural thinking and design execution. It offers architectural design studies in relation to public space and the questiopn of civic design.
You will explore international perspectives within design, and you will be encouraged to develop exciting design-led propositions that address themes such as the history of cities and city design, environmental sustainability, urban geography, philosophies of political space and the impact of current and future economies.
You will complete introductory and then advanced projects on your chosen theme, and you will have the opportunity to exhibit or publish your thesis work at the end of your course.
You can see examples of our students' work on our School of Art, Architecture and Design website.
The INSIDE/OUT lecture series offers historical, theoretical and critical analyses of art, architecture and design and welcomes internationally recognised practitioners to come and talk about their practice. Find out about forthcoming events on the INSIDE/OUT webpage
Research Excellence Framework 2014
Research Excellence Framework 2014: our University's results for the Architecture, Built Environment and Planning unit, which it entered for the first time, were impressive with 37% of its research being rated world leading or internationally excellent.
This qualification will enable you to master specialist design skills beyond generic architectural training, giving you access to increased employment opportunities. Many of our graduates find rewarding work in private design consultancies, local government agencies or environmental organisations in the UK and overseas. Your course will also provide a solid foundation should you want to become an academic researcher in architecture, and you will also have the option to continue your studies and work towards a PhD.
Visit the Architecture - MA page on the Leeds Beckett University website for more details!