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MArch Architecture and Urbanism

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Full time | University of Hertfordshire | 2 years | 23-SEP-23

Study mode

Full time

Duration

2 years

Start date

23-SEP-23

Key information
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Qualification type

MArch - Master of Architecture

Subject areas

Urban Studies Architecture (General)

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

About the course

MArch Architecture & Urbanism is a Masters of Architecture award within the Design programme at the School of Creative Arts. Within the programme there is strong emphasis on professional practice and the real-world applications of design. You will develop key research skills and gain a good understanding of the work of other practitioners in your field.

The aim of the postgraduate programme is to equip you with the skills, knowledge and understanding required to practice at an advanced level, to foster your creativity and enhance your employment opportunities. You will work alongside artists and designers who are involved with a wide variety of media and forms and will benefit from visiting architects and design professionals. Induction, seminars and social events for students and staff mean that you will be part of a friendly and supportive postgraduate community, which also includes film makers, musicians and professionals working in new media. Senior research staff and internationally renowned artists work with postgraduate students, helping you to develop original and challenging work.

Why choose this course?

This programme focuses on architectural typologies and the built environment in the region, with an international and global view. The MArch Architecture and Urbanism pays particular attention to contemporary urban and architectural questions, including fringe conditions, peripheries, rapid and sustainable urban growth, gentrification, new towns and garden cities, future, smart and digital cities, suburbia, edge urban conditions, in connection with local communities and inclusive societies.

Careers

This course provides students with knowledge and skills to understand, analyse and transform the built environment. This includes buildings, cities, and people in consideration of cultural values, societal aspects and communities both at the local and global scales. The skillset acquired by our students allows graduates not only to be aware of international and global questions regarding cities and people, but also to be able to design professionally in any context from local to international.

The curriculum of this course has been developed with the support of regional and international architectural practices and consultancy agencies ensuring a high-level business-facing approach to all activities and projects. This, and the continuous collaboration and input from our industry partners (through live projects, design competitions and projects reviews), ensures a high level of employability for our graduates.

Our students are trained in an ambitious working environment, where every project represents a positive challenge to respond creatively and professionally. The nature of the curriculum is highly enterprising, stimulating students to find and create new ways of changing cities and architecture, and establishing professional businesses working on a global market.

Modules

This module prepares students of the architectural studies at postgraduate level. It is a combination of practical and transferrable skills and understanding of key principles and notions underpinning architectural and urban design. The skills include a combination of urban and architectural sketching, advanced use of software and 3D modelling, parametric design and principles of computational design, architectural composition and advanced model making. Both skills and know ledge are to be applied critically to the design process. This module contains elements of professional practice for architects, with specific information about the context of the architect and the construction industry, including the architect's role in the processes of procurement and building production, and under legislation. The module will equip students with an advanced understanding of research methods and critical approaches to architecture, including history and theory, and current debates on buildings, cities, urban expansion, and social conditions.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

9,250

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

15,295

Entry requirements

Applicants are normally expected to hold a minimum of a second-class Bachelor's degree in Architecture or related discipline from a UK university or an overseas qualification in Architecture or related discipline of an equivalent standard. Related disciplines include degrees in spatial design practices, history and theory, social and cultural studies, geography, human centre-design and building, construction and engineering. It is advised that applicants hold a BA(Hons) in Architecture or equivalent, ARB prescribed Part I, but this is not compulsory. Selection is based on a portfolio interview, after which students may be required to provide more information about previous studies or design experience. Applications will be considered on an individual basis and are particularly welcomed from students with previous work experience in design and from a variety of backgrounds. Entrance is not usually permitted directly at the Year 2. Exceptions will be considered on case-by-case scenario, evaluating previous qualification and relevant work experience.

University information

​Master your dream At Herts, the university offers a huge variety of postgraduate courses covering everything from animation to environmental management. It offers flexible study options to suit a student’s lifestyle, fantastic links to business and expert guidance every step of the way. Why choose postgraduate study at Herts? Employment prospects: 91.5% of postgraduates are in work or further study* Industry connections: Links...more

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