Royal College of Art

Course Introduction

ABOUT THE PROGRAMME

Environmental Architecture is a 15-month, project-based MA Programme exploring the future of landscapes, environments and ecosystems. It focuses on the co-dependence of life forms and earth systems as well as the co-existence of alternative concepts of landscapes, environments and territories as they are expressed by different societies.

The MA Environmental Architecture programme aims to:

? redefine environmental architecture practice and become a leading programme of environmental design, contributing to the radical re-invention of contemporary knowledge, research and practice of environmental science and architecture; ? provide a unique social and working environment that encourages students to demonstrate and develop their research, technical and design skills, while Programme Specification 3 advancing their professional practice and academic abilities; ? maintain a working and research ethos where students develop their individual skills while learning to work with others in a multi-disciplinary collaborative environment; ? create an outstanding academic platform that provides students with systematic and in-depth knowledge and understanding of environmental science and environmental design practices, architectural research and practice informed by contemporary debates, scholarship and technological innovations; ? provide students with research skills that allows them to pursue independent research and to apply advanced, practice-based knowledge to the field of environmental architecture and design; ? provide students with critical skills that allows them to position their own design practice within the field and to evaluate and critically frame current environmental design knowledge, scholarship, theoretical and practice-based research; ? initiate design-led experimentation that incorporates science, technology and visualisation in the re-definition of city making, landscape and environmental models; ? propose a pedagogical model based on the synthesis of written and design research in the formulation of new research hypotheses, design briefs and city making, landscape and environmental models; ? to provide students with the social, academic and technical skills to operate in a competitive, multi-disciplinary, professional environment.

Start Date:

2019-SEP-09.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
2 years
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £14,500 Home Fees
2 years
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £14,500 European Fees
2 years
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £34,000 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students are likely to be students of architecture with a three +two-year Bachelor and Master?s degree, or Master?s- equivalent five-year Diploma preferably in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Landscape Urbanism, Urban Design or other related design discipline looking to acquire expertise in large scale, environmental and ecological design projects. Other backgrounds, such as social sciences, geography, urban studies, planning or econ- omics, will also be considered if prior work is of exceptional merit and students are able to demonstrate their ability to work alongside and contribute to multidisciplinary teams. Evidence of intellectual and professional curiosity and a readiness to engage in a rigorous and demanding period of study is essential.
  • International entry requirements: Students are likely to be students of architecture with a three +two-year Bachelor and Master?s degree, or Master?s- equivalent five-year Diploma preferably in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Landscape Urbanism, Urban Design or other related design discipline looking to acquire expertise in large scale, environmental and ecological design projects. Other backgrounds, such as social sciences, geography, urban studies, planning or econ- omics, will also be considered if prior work is of exceptional merit and students are able to demonstrate their ability to work alongside and contribute to multidisciplinary teams. Evidence of intellectual and professional curiosity and a readiness to engage in a rigorous and demanding period of study is essential. Students need to have an IELTS Academic score of 6.5 with a 6.0 in the Test of Written English (TWE).
  • IELTS score: 6.5