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MA - Master of Arts
Regardless of your background in architecture, arts, or humanities, you'll become proficient in architectural design. In a unique studio-based environment, you'll explore spatial theories and their environmental applications, tackle contemporary issues affecting the architecture and construction industries, and utilise innovative technologies to produce works at the forefront of contemporary design. You'll have many opportunities to put your study into practice on this Architecture Master's, such as collaborating with local and regional bodies on live projects, and taking part in work-based learning opportunities and community-led projects. Your design, professional, and technical skills will also be strengthened through them. By the end of this course, you'll be well-prepared for a career in many areas of the architecture sector, or you can continue your studies at PhD level.
You can study this Master's course in a year (September start) or 18 months (January start) full-time, or two years part-time (September start only).
What you'll experience
Work experience and career planning
By graduating from this specialist Architecture Master's course, you'll gain a broad perspective on the way the built and non-built environment affects society, as well as a vision for a sustainable future. You'll be able to explore new systemic and integrated solutions for cities, landscapes and historic built environment, and help shape a greener, healthier, inclusive, and more resilient future for people and societies the world over.
Prospects (2022) estimates that the average salary range for the architecture sector is £35,000–40,000. The valuable skills, insight, and further experience you'll gain on this course will set the foundation for a successful career in the architectural and planning fields.
Teaching & Programme Assessment
Master's study is deeper and more specialised than an undergraduate degree. This means you'll focus on something that really matters to you and your career as you work closely with academics committed to the subject.
You'll spend more time in independent study and research than you did for your undergraduate degree, but the majority of your teaching time will be in-person and face-to-face.
Teaching methods on this course include:
You'll be assessed through:
For this course (per year)
For this course (per year)
A good honours degree in a relevant subject such as Architecture, Interior Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Urban Design, Civil Engineering, Building Surveying, Geography, Spatial Practice, History, Fine Art or a design-related subject, or equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications. Applicants without relevant qualifications will be requested to provide a portfolio to support their application.
The University of Portsmouth is an innovative, research-driven institution with a modern, well-resourced campus which is a fantastic place to study at postgraduate level. The university invests intelligently in its teaching and facilities, delivering an internationally respected curriculum and providing a rich and varied student experience. Portsmouth is renowned in areas such as astrophysics, forensics and sports science, and produces an...more
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