The Master of Architecture Degree is a joint course between Cork Institute of Technology and University College Cork and, and operates as a full-time course extending over 12 months. The course has been designed to provide a qualification in architecture under Article 46 of Directive 2005/36/EC, the Building Control Act 2007, and is required by the RIAI before starting a minimum period of post-qualification supervised practical experience in preparation for the RIAI Examination in Professional Practice, Registration and/or RIAI Membership.
The established philosophy of CCAE is defined by a commitment to excellence in design, and consideration of wider cultural and theoretical phenomena. This framework is extended into the Masters Programme, where students will pose certain questions on the spaces and cities we inhabit, through a process of critical questioning and the dual acts of text and assemblage. Central to enabling these investigations and explorations - will be the series of prominent academics and architectural practitioners contributing to this Programme. With their involvement, you will be encouraged to participate in a challenging academic environment. You will be required to address problematic and uncertain questions raised by changes in contemporary society, and provide convincing new design propositions that suggest how we might operate in such evolving environments.
Candidates must meet the following criteria:
Hold a BA/BSc (Hons) degree in Architecture, awarded on the equivalent of not less than 240 ECTS credits, from an accredited school of architecture, passed at Second Class Honours Grade II (2:2) or higher;
*Holders of BA/BSc (Hons) Architecture degree with less than Second Class Honours Grade II (2:2) PLUS a period of work-based learning presented in the form of a portfolio of a standard equivalent to, or higher than, Second Class Honours Grade II.
*Note: In addition to the minimum criteria, all applicants are required to submit a portfolio of architectural design work to be evaluated by at least two of the following: Centre Director, Associate Director and Programme Coordinator or their nominees who will assess the suitability of the candidate for the Cork Centre for Architectural Education Master of Architecture course. Candidates may be called for interview. Admission to the programme will be subject to the approval of the Cork Centre for Architectural Education.
All modules are worth 5 credits (ECTS) unless otherwise noted.
• Design Research: Cultures and Context
• Design Research: Technology Transformations
• Design Research Studio: Investigation and Formation (20 ECTS)
• Design Project (30 ECTS)
• Exhibition Design and Implementation (15 ECTS)
• Documentation and Dissemination of Design and Design Process (15 ECTS)
1 Year Full-Time (3 Semesters, September to August).
No. of weeks per semester: 13
No. of timetable hours week: 10 - 15
Which days: Variable
Duration: 3 Semesters
The fee for this course is €6,500 plus an additional approximate fee of €450 for an overseas field trip.
Students should note that the Fees quoted relate to the academic year 2019-2020 only and are subject to change on an annual basis.
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Full-time (On Campus) EU Postgraduate Students will also be liable for the €7 USI Levy.
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