The programme is aimed at graduates from a number of disciplines who are interested in pursuing a nonprofessional degree in architecture or an area closely related to architecture. With a number of core modules that introduce students to detailed aspects of architecture led'research, students can take either a studio design based route drawing on both the rich heritage of the city of London and on the wider UK context, or a purely research based route. One of the key features of this degree is the ability for students to develop areas of personal interest in association with the extensive research skills of the teaching staff. Core modules are taken in research based skills development and students can select from a range of optional modules in areas such as sustainability, digital architecture and project management.
Semester 1: Presenting design research; design project 1; design appreciation 1. Semester 2: Research methodology; design project 2; design appreciation 2;pPlus 1 module chosen from MSc urban design and property development, MSc urban planning or MSc advanced transdisciplinary design. Semester 3: Thesis (dissertation, design by research or design).
Course Additional Entry
Applicants will normally need to have a Bachelor's degree (with Honours) at 2.1 level or better in an appropriate field of study. Candidates who do not meet these requirements will be considered on their individual merits and should discuss their particular circumstances with the programme contact. English language requirements: IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.0 in each component); TOEFL IBT (88 or above with minimum scores in components: listening and writing 21, reading 22, speaking 23): International Baccalaureate standard level (Grade 5); Hong Kong use of English AS Level C; India Standard XII 70 per cent or above from Central and Metro State Boards; WAEC C4 to 6.
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