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Qualification type

MArch - Master of Architecture

Subject areas

Architecture (General)

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

The course emphasises design as a central activity underpinned by research, with complementary lecture based studies in History and Theory, Technology, Arts and Media, and Professional Management. The programme encourages debate and enquiry about contemporary culture, the postmodern city, and relationships between urban and landscape conditions through diverse and considered responses to the architectural design project, and critical research expressed in extended, structured writing. You'll build on analytical design skills and professional competences established at undergraduate level, with a focus on innovation in design, construction, and resource efficient technology. Working in vertical design studios, students will develop an understanding of, and methods relevant to contemporary professional practice, together with an ability to produce complex and diverse design proposals. The course introduces critical intellectual frameworks and engages with the conceptual, constructional, and environmental context in which the entire architectural design process operates. The course is well connected to key practices in London; many LSBU graduates also choose to work abroad. You may also use your qualifications outside architecture to enter careers such as journalism, project management, writing, teaching, research, or software and gaming design. In addition to offering the university award of MArch: Master of Architecture (and RIBA part 2), the course is also a preparation for the second period of practical training. The first period of practical training is usually, but not exclusively, undertaken following completion of the first degree in architecture (RIBA part 1).

Different course options

Full time | Southwark Campus | 2 years | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

2 years

Start date

SEP

Modules

Energy and Resource Efficiency in Design (20 Credits)
Design 402: Cities and Communities/Digital Design (20 Credits)
History and Theory: Critical Thinking (20 Credits)
Design 401 (20 Credits)
Design 403 (20 Credits)
Professional Practice and Design Economics (20 Credits)
Design 502: Arts, media and digital design (20 Credits)
Technology 5: technical thesis (20 Credits)
Design 501 (20 Credits)
Architecture and theory: dissertation (20 Credits)
Design 503 (40 Credits)

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£9,250

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£13,780

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Applicants to the course should have a first degree in architecture (2:2 or better); however, the University recognises that individuals may develop additional skills outside university, and will interview such applicants who have developed a high quality portfolio of relevant academic and practice work.

University information

London South Bank University (LSBU) is a cosmopolitan university with over 15,000 students, from over 130 countries – and a global alumni network of over 80,000. LSBU is one of London’s oldest universities; since 1892 the University has focused on providing professional opportunity for all who can benefit. The University has strong links with business and employers in the private and public sectors, which feed into courses and help students...more