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Entry requirements

The Master of Architecture programme increases DIT's progression offering to existing students from the Bachelor of Architecture (internally). It also offers a variety of entry routes into the programme to external national and international applicants from other Bachelor of Architecture and Bachelor of Science in Architecture programmes having completed a minimum of 4 years full time study into Semester 1.

The Master of Architecture programme is open to a variety of candidate types from undergraduate accredited professional architectural programmes. We recognise that there is a broad range of professionally accredited undergraduate architecture programmes which could lead to further study at Masters level. Therefore, to offer clarity for applicants before applying to our Master of Architecture programme, we have established specific entry criteria and admissions requirements under each category as it relates to their undergraduate study in Table 1: M Arch Programme Applicants (see table under Entry Req. in course webpage - link below).


Programme Code: DT9101 (FT)/ DT9100 (PT)
Full Time - 1 1/2 Years
Full Time (Advanced Entry only) - half Year
Part Time (Advanced Entry only) - 1 Year

There are 12 teaching weeks, 1 review week, and two exam weeks in each semester.

Further enquiries

For further information

Jennifer Boyer
Dublin School of Architecture
College of Engineering & Built Environment
DIT Bolton Street Dublin 1
T: 01 402 4076

E: - for general enquiries

Subjects taught

1) DT9101 Master of Architecture - Full Time Programme

Application Deadline: May 1st, 2017
Interviews will take place: mid-May 2017

Duration of Study: Three Semesters

Semester 1

Collaborative Design Practice Studio 20 ECTs
Research Methods 5 ECTs
Whole Life Design 5 ECTs

Semester 2
Advanced Architectural Design Studio 20 ECTs
Roles in the Professional Context 5 ECTs
Architecture & Culture 5 ECTs

Semester 3

Architectural Design Research Studio 20 ECTs
Research Studies 5 ECTs
Elective Options 5 ECTs


Qualification Awarded: Master of Architecture (postgraduate Level 9 degree)

Location: Dublin School of Architecture, College of Engineering and Built Environment, Linenhall, DIT Bolton Street, Dublin 1

Assessment method


All modules are assessed through assignments (including design studio projects).

Some modules other than Design Studio have seminar components – Architecture & Culture and Research Studies. Assignments in these components may be set to coordinate with the Design Studio and form integrated elements within the studio project. These are called 'integrated' assignments. The outcomes required in the integrated assignments are determined by the relevant module co-ordinators and are assessed in both modules.

Some assignments are more suited to stand alone assessments. Where assignments have no direct connection to studio they are called 'parallel' assignments. The nature and content of some theory modules and some components of theory modules make a written end of semester examination more appropriate.

Application date

Closing Date: The general closing date is 27th April 2018 (for September start date). Please note that late applications may be accepted subject to availability.

Enrolment and start dates

Start Date: January 2018 and September 2018

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