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Rank: 54 (TCUG)
Location: Main Site
Study mode full-time
Degree: Integrated masters
Start Date: 2020/09/01
Duration: 24 months
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Coventry University evaluation:
13.9 : 1
Coventry University has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award.
Architecture at Coventry University is taught as a liberal discipline that is technically, professionally, socially, and environmentally sustainable, placing an emphasis on architecture as a social practice and a technical process which deliberately spans both science and the arts.We strive to provide an architectural education that is as complex as the field of architecture itself, but which nonetheless has clarity of intent and purpose and is stimulating and accessible. Our teaching reflects the nature of contemporary architecture as an international field of creative inquiry and the course incorporates exploration, collaboration and the critical analysis of a range of inputs from differing sources, to provide the knowledge, skills and confidence necessary for the role of the architect in a modern multidisciplinary building design process.This is a modular course based primarily on design project work, supported by lectures and seminars that explore the cultural, technical and professional dimensions of architecture.Why choose this course?The course is designed to celebrate the distinctive nature of Architecture as a discipline which spans the sciences and the arts. Established in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, the course also draws on the teaching and research expertise from the Faculty of Engineering, Environment and Computing.Studio based learning creates a holistic and integrated teaching and learning environment. Along with individual projects you will have the opportunity to undertake collaborative projects with students on master's courses in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, and the Faculty of Engineering, Environment and Computing. A wide range of workshop facilities will be available to you.The course is informed by an advisory panel of practicing architects to ensure a strong and collaborative bond between practice and academia.The university actively encourages international collaboration through field-trips, online interactive learning and opportunities for international exchanges.The Architecture courses at Coventry University are designed to encourage our students to be both curious and critical of the factors that shape the built environment. The structure of the course reflects an integration of and consideration for human values and for finding appropriate roles for architecture in contemporary society.
A good undergraduate degree in Architecture, normally RIBA/ARB Part 1. However RIBA/ARB Part 1 is not a prerequisite of the Master of Architecture programme, and we can make offers to candidates: usually from outside the UK: without RIBA/ARB Part 1 exemption from a previous degree. Applicants are normally expected to have completed a year out' placement in practice with a completed PEDR logbook, or have equivalent experience. This will be determined at the applications stage. Portfolio Applicants will be asked to provide a convincing portfolio of relevant architectural design work. This will either be presented at interview or submitted by post/online.
IELTS: 6.5 (all 5.5 or above)
Notice: This score might not be totally accurate. It is the default IELTS grade for Coventry University.
- Architects Registration Board
About this university
Around one quarter of students at the university travel from outside the UK and their first point of contact is the International Students Hub. This offers a wide range of information and advice to help adjust to their new environment and integrate with the larger community. There is help for matters such as healthcare and accommodation advice as well as support services and even help with English, if this isn't their first language. The Students Union is both a charity and representative organisation for the students at Coventry. They are based in The Hub and support more than 100 sport clubs and societies as well as an advice centre and volunteering department. The union owns a nightclub on Far Gosford Street and there is a student run radio station called Source Radio. Sports teams play in a number of sports as well as in annual competitions against neighbouring University of Warwick. The societies cover all areas of life to bring together people with the same interests and students can even apply to start their own should they find a space for their interest. These range from cultural and international groups to faith societies and music and performance groups as well as politics and special interests.