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Location: Main Site
Study mode full-time
Degree: Integrated masters
Start Date: 2020/09/01
Duration: 24 months
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An exciting, creative Master's degree with accreditation from the ARB and RIBA, for students with a first degree in architecture who wish to progress their studies to final qualification as a practising architect.COURSE CONTENTYour focus will be to investigate the relationships between critical practice, design and research in the making of architectural proposals. The work produced throughout this two year Master's is a collaborative effort between you, our academics and practicing architects.Our studio is divided up into five thematic studio groups, each led by a pair of tutors. Each of the groups also feature an external consultant' who will contribute to teaching throughout the year.This course encourages lateral thinking, problem solving, creativity and engagement with issues in a self-critical process. But it is also broad in its engagement. It will address issues as diverse as our survival on the planet and local engagement with culture and craft - the making of anything from an entire city to a door handle.WHAT WILL EXCITE YOU?You'll be engaging with real projects and real clients locally, and embarking on worldwide field trips: plus our Erasmus scheme gives you the chance to study at a European university. Our students have gone to places such as Munich, Barcelona, Istanbul and Croatia.THE ENVIRONMENTYou will be based in Belfast, a compelling city for exploring socially-engaged urbanism.You'll enjoy a healthy staff to student ratio, good studios, where You'll each have your own space, excellent workshops and technicians.PLEASE NOTE:Applications for this course received after 30th June 2020 may not be accepted. In addition, a deposit will be required to secure a place.
Applicants whose primary degree was awarded in the UK: 1. Normally a 2.1 Honours degree in Architecture from an approved RIBA/ARB Part 1 course in a recognised institution. Applicants with a degree in Architecture below 2.1 Honours standard will be considered on a case-by-case basis. 2. Normally an assessment of 60% or above in the final year major design project of their approved RIBA/ARB Part 1 course. 3. A demonstration of a critical awareness of the applicant's position relative to the profession and discipline of architecture. Such demonstration is typically (but not exclusively) achieved through experience in architectural practice in accordance with RIBA/ARB regulations for practical training. 4. Applicants will be asked to submit an architectural design portfolio to support their application and may also be invited for interview. Application Portfolio Requirement As part of the application process you are required to upload a single pdf portfolio of your best architectural design (personal, non-group) work to date. The pdf should be no more than 5MB and no more than 15 pages long. The purpose of the portfolio submission is to: 1. Identify indicators of commitment, excellence and achievement within the applicant's academic or professional portfolio of experience. 2. Evaluate the applicant's critical awareness of the discipline and profession of architecture. Applicants whose Primary Degree was awarded outside the UK: 1. A recognised qualification equivalent to a 2.1 Honours degree in Architecture. Applicants with a degree in Architecture below 2.1 Honours standard (or equivalent) will be considered on a case-by-case basis. 2. Normally an assessment equivalent to 60% or above in their (first degree) final year major design project. 3. A demonstration of a critical awareness of the applicant's position relative to the profession and discipline of architecture. Such demonstration is typically in the form of a personal statement. 4. International applicants will be asked to submit an architectural design portfolio to support their application and may also be invited for interview. 5. International applicants should note that if they wish to undertake Part 3 (to lead to ARB registration as an architect and as an RIBA chartered architect) they must be successful in an application to ARB for their first architecture degree to be assessed by ARB as satisfying Part 1
IELTS: 6.5 (with not less than 6 in any component)
Notice: This is the default IELTS grade for Queen's University of Belfast, Architecture. For the most up to date IELTS requirements, please contact our counsellors.
About this university
There are some 1200 international students attend the university each year from over 80 countries around the world. Queen's is one of the few to have a dedicated facility for international students, the International and Postgraduate Centre (I&PSC) which forms a comprehensive and proactive support infrastructure for international students. This includes a range of advice and guidance as well as providing information to help those from outside the UK make the most of their time in the country. The heart of student life is the Students Union at Queen's or QUBSU, with its main building opposite the Lanyon Building on University Road. Students are automatically members, making it one of the largest unions in the UK and it provides a range of different services. There is full-time staff available to help with advice matters such as money and welfare as well services such as a shop, canteen and coffee shop. There are four bars in the building, Mandela Hall being the largest. There are 50 sporting clubs and another 100 non-sporting clubs for students to participate in. The oldest is the Literary and Scientific Society, established in 1850 by Edwin Lawrence Godkin. The Dragonslayers Gaming Society holds one of the largest gaming conventions in Ireland, Q-Con, in June each year while the Mountaineering Club has produced three Everest summiteers including Ireland's first, Dawson Stelfox. One of the most successful sporting clubs is the Queen's Boat Club while the Gaelic Football team has won several trophies.