You will undertake a series of advanced-level research exercises and design projects, engaging with structural, environmental, cultural, theoretical and aesthetic questions. Non-studio courses encompass Technology, Contemporary Architectural Theory and Management Practice and Law.
The programme emphasises studio-based investigation within a stimulating environment that enables creativity, experimentation and critical engagement with architectural design.
It offers the opportunity to select from:
studios linked across the full two years
a series of discrete thematic studios that vary from year to year
Many studios engage in collaborative working with other international institutions, research partners and particular user groups. There is a clear emphasis on the relationship between architecture and the city and the evolution of the student’s individual position in current theoretical debate.
During the course of the programme you will complete a comprehensive design project, accompanied by an illustrated report explaining its theoretical, environmental and technical dimensions. Projects are developed by way of drawings, models, digital representations and written reports. The trajectory of your work during the programme is documented in an academic portfolio at the end of the second year.
The MArch degree forms the second stage in a process that will enable you to register and practise as a professional architect in the UK.