The Liverpool School of Art and Design, supported by experts in this academic field, offers you a development opportunity to creatively engage in a truly interdisciplinary and project-orientated architectural study.
•Course offered full time (2 years) and part time (4 years)
•A long standing and nationally respected programme that has been fully validated and externally accredited for over 40 years
•Develop your work in state-of-the-art workspaces and facilities within the RIBA award-winning John Lennon Art and Design Building in the heart of Liverpool’s Knowledge Quarter on Mount Pleasant
•Internationally excellent research informs the curriculum and underpins teaching
•Postgraduates are highly sought after by employers and over 95% are in work or further study six months after graduation
Architecture offers a uniquely holistic programme of education, spanning various fields of study from the worlds of art and the humanities, science and technology, management, practice and law.
The MArch focuses on sustained scholarly activity, underpinned by the research interests of staff engaged in Urbanism and identifying the value of design thinking and practice in new urban contexts. It addresses questions around engagement with dwelling, health and well-being and public space, in a range of contexts driven by potential strategies for designing our way into a sustainable future.
The first year of the programme introduces contemporary urban design theories and international best practice. Locating project work in Merseyside or abroad, you are encouraged to engage with cultural organisations, regional stakeholders and statutory authorities to produce creative, socio-economically engaged architectural proposals.
You then follow strands of enquiry around dwelling in the city and undertake a yearlong Specialist Study as the basis for your research proposal.
The final year of the MArch offers opportunities for more in-depth explorations, emanating from group urban studies. Ambitions for comprehensive building design projects develop from an analysis of and intuitive response to place.
What you will study on this degree
Please see guidance below on core modules for further information on what you will study.
-Theory & Research 1
-Urban Design Project 1
-Architectural Design ProjectTheory & Research 2
-Urban Design Project 2
-Management, Practice & Law
Further guidance on modules
The information listed in the section entitled ‘What you will study’ is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal Academic Framework review, so may be subject to change. Students will be required to undertake modules that the University designates as core and will have a choice of designated option modules. Additionally, option modules may be offered subject to meeting minimum student numbers.
Academic Framework reviews are conducted by LJMU from time to time to ensure that academic standards continue to be maintained.
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Applicants should have completed a first degree (minimum award 2:2) in Architecture with RIBA Part One exemption or equivalent.Assessment of suitability to the course may also be undertaken by review of a portfolio of work and an interview.We are committed to the University's policy on equal opportunities and welcome applications from minority and disadvantaged groups.We welcome overseas applicants and normally require overseas applicants to show evidence of academic achievement equivalent to UK entry qualifications. Overseas applicants whose first language is not english are required to have attained a recognised English Language qualification equivalent to IELTS 6.5.