- Start date
- Course length
- 1 years
- Mode of Attendance
- Academic school
- Scott Sutherland School of Architecture & Built Environment
- Teaching locations
Architecture Masters Degree
MSc Architectural Studies (Subject to revalidation)
This course has been specifically designed for those looking to gain advanced knowledge and skills in Architectural Studies without sitting the Professional Practice exams required by the Architects Registration Board (ARB) and by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) to complete Part 2 of the UK professional training, as we recognise this isn't an essential requirement for some countries outwith the UK and EU.
We have taken an interdisciplinary approach to creating this course, relating architecture to other relevant areas within the built environment and beyond. You will gain knowledge and skills relating to complex issues of the design of buildings as part of an urban or rural landscape and our environment, whilst allowing you to pursue specialist routes.
You will be taught by a combination of academic staff and practising architects, including a number of notable designers. We have taken careful consideration in designing a course which follows the guidelines stipulated by RIBA whilst developing our own individual elements allowing us to draw on the expertise within the School. This mixture of academic teaching, external practitioners and individual creative development, will allow you to design imaginatively whilst also learning how to realise your ideas through careful consideration of materials and technology.
All students have the opportunity to participate in the annual study trip where you can visit national or international buildings or centres of interest. Previous trips have included Copenhagen, Dublin, Denmark and Barcelona amongst others.
2. What you will study
- Design Studio
- Advanced Building Technology
- Advanced Architectural Design Studio 10
- Professional Practice and Management
- Master Studio 4
- Design Philosophy
- Research Methods
- Research Project*
Choose one elective from:
- Facilities Management
- Risk and Safety Management
- Built Asset Procurement & Contractual Arrangements
- Project Planning and Control
- Property Investment and Management
- Design Management
- Digital Design
*This course culminates in the research project where you will work on an approved subject of personal interest relating to architecture and the built environment, and produce a dissertation. This part of the course is designed to demonstrate your ability to deal with challenging issues where precedents are either not obvious or non-existent; assess contemporary theoretical approaches to architectural design and show their relevance in real and proposed contexts; demonstrate a level of understanding of the interdisciplinary and interactivity nature of architecture with the relevant built environment disciplines and demonstrate awareness of the potential of research in architecture.
3. Entry requirements
Applicants should have completed an Honours degree in architecture (or equivalent) with a minimum of a 2:2 but do not intend to pursue the professional qualifications necessary to practice as an architect in the UK. Applicants should also submit a satisfactory portfolio of design work (paper or digital format).
All international students, for whom English is not their first language, must provide evidence of linguistic ability, by getting either IELTS 6.5 or its equivalent in TOEFL prior to receiving an unconditional offer.
More information is available in the English Language Requirements page.
All non-UK students attending the course must complete the online study preparation module before joining the course.
4. Course Fees
For Academic Year 2013/2014
- £11,200 entire course
For Academic Year 2012/2013
- £10,500 entire course
For Academic Year 2011/2012
- £9,450 entire course
All course fees are reviewed annually and subject to change. Published fees apply to the course's mode of delivery.For further information see Student Finance pages
5. How to apply