The new M.Arch. graduate programme at the University of Limerick is fast-paced and flexible, offering an innovative course for those with an undergraduate degree in architecture. Research learning is at the core of the course, through the Design Studio with its unique instruction method and collaborative peer-to-peer learning environment. The course is between one and three years full-time, depending on an applicant's prior learning. Note: This programme is subject to professional accreditation by the RIAI.
Our graduate programme is fast-paced and flexible, and is run by architects, writers, critics, historians, engineers and philosophers. Established in 2005, SAUL now comprises 140 undergraduate students, from Ireland and abroad as well as European and International students with us for a year of their studies. SAUL's two studios are located in Limerick: the main studio is in a very central location on the campus of the University of Limerick near the banks of the River Shannon; the SAUL Fab Lab is located in the heart of the Georgian city. SAUL teaching faculty has a strongly international dimension; as well as coming from Limerick and Dublin, staff hail from New York, Stockholm, London, Berlin, Scotland, France, Morocco and Spain. These top quality teaching faculty practice architecture in varying ways; as directors of a range of award-winning architectural practices in Ireland including Bucholz McEvoy Architects, Grafton Architects, A2 Architects, Hassett Ducatez Architects, PAC Studio, Urban Agency; as academics from a variety of disciplines including Architecture, Architectural History, English literature and Geography; and as professionals in Local Governance and Civil Engineering. SAUL conducts research projects through its dedicated research arm the SAUL Intelligence Unit. The SAUL IU engages in a variety of areas, from individual academic research projects to larger-scale undertakings with partners in local governance, local industry, and other faculties within the University.