This course offers a distinctive and dynamic research-led learning experience leading to exemption from the Architect's Registration Board (ARB) and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) part 2 examination.
The course is delivered as an inter-linked series of studio projects and related studies that leads towards a final year design thesis. The projects run on a Vertical Studio structure known as the SuperStudio. Replicating the dynamics, opportunities, and challenges inherent in an architectural practice, the Vertical Studio approach is one in which all students are taught together across all year groups in distinctly themed Studios.
Graduates are working in many different practices on exciting building and urban projects, both nationally and internationally. The knowledge gained during this professional degree will support a wide range of employment opportunities in architecture practices, urban design bodies, architecture conservation organisations, and many governmental and private relevant institutions, or facilitate the route to PhD level research.
To apply to our postgraduate taught programmes, you must meet the University's General Entrance Requirements and any course-specific requirements.
These vary depending on the course and are detailed online.
If English language is not your first language this course requires a minimum English level of IELTS 6.0, or equivalent. Visit ulster.ac.uk/englishrequirements for more details on English language requirements.
You can apply directly to Ulster any time of year. We advise that you submit your application two weeks prior to your course start date to ensure sufficient time to review your application and, should you be made an offer, complete all necessary enrolment admin.
To start an application, you must create an Ulster University account. Do not worry. You don't need to complete your application in one go. We understand that this is a big decision. Our admissions team are on hand to help you with both the form and any documentation that you may need as part of your application.
2 years full-time.
Year of entry: 2020/21
Postgraduate Information Session 5 March 2020
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Graduates are working in many different practices, both nationally and internationally, on a range of exciting building and urban projects. The knowledge gained during this professional degree will not only support a wide range of employment opportunities in architecture practices, urban design bodies, architecture conservation organisations, and many governmental and private relevant institutions, but also facilitate the route to PhD level research.
The programme is prescribed by the ARB and accredited by the RIBA.