Architecture and Urbanism (MA)

The University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
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University
The University of Manchester
School
Manchester School of Architecture
Location
Manchester, United Kingdom
Address
Chatham Building, Cavendish St, Manchester M15 6BR
BAM 2022
#19 / 22
Language
English
Length
1 year full time
Fee
UK & EU: 10,000 Pounds / Non UK & EU 21,000 Pounds
Overview

MA ARCHITECTURE AND URBANISM ALLOWS YOU TO STUDY, AND CONDUCT IN-DEPTH RESEARCH INTO THE INFLUENCE OF GLOBAL CULTURAL AND ECONOMIC FORCES ON CONTEMPORARY CITIES.

Throughout the course, you will explore the design, functioning and future of urban situations in written, drawn and modelled work that builds on the legacy of twentieth century urban theory and is directed towards the development of sustainable cities.

The course is therefore perfect preparation for careers in roles associated with the development of sustainable urban spaces.

 

COURSE OVERVIEW

A taught postgraduate course that conducts research into how global cultural and economic forces influence contemporary cities. The design, functioning and future of urban situations is explored in written, drawn and modelled work that builds on the legacy of twentieth century urban theory and is directed towards the development of sustainable cities.

 

FEATURES

– This course is jointly accredited by Manchester Metropolitan University and The University of Manchester with cross-disciplinary connections between the two universities.

– This is an internationally engaged course that actively disseminates students’’ thesis work through conferences, exhibitions, competitions and publications.

 

TEACHING AND LEARNING

Through this course you will begin to engage directly with a chosen research subject area, gather data and formulate an original approach in your practice. You will synthesise your project culminating in the production of a leading-edge proposition until you present and contextualise your thesis. This internationally based course actively disseminates students’ thesis work through conferences, exhibitions, competitions and publication.

This course can be considered as partially meeting the requirements for recognition at Part 2 level (RIBA/ARB) through APEL provisions applied to individual graduates. The course is jointly accredited with The University of Manchester.

 

ASSESSMENT

Self, peer and tutor-based assessment methods.

 

Course description

MA Architecture and Urbanism allows you to study, and conduct in-depth research into, the influence of global cultural and economic forces on contemporary cities.

Throughout the course, you will explore the design, functioning and future of urban situations in written, drawn and modelled work that builds on the legacy of twentieth-century urban theory and is directed towards the development of sustainable cities.

The course is therefore perfect preparation for careers in roles associated with the development of sustainable urban spaces.

In certain circumstances, this course can be approved as prior learning for our Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Part 2-accredited MArch Architecture.

You will benefit from the expertise of specialist practice and research-active lecturers, who provide a rich and stimulating environment in which to study architecture.

What’s more, you’ll be inspired by the world-famous city of Manchester – the industrial revolution birthplace turned 21st century metropolis – and its vibrant, contemporary and innovative architecture scene.

Manchester is a showcase for recent regeneration and historic context, much of which has been designed with the involvement of our current students and graduates.

The city recognises the value of high-quality design, together with innovative and pragmatic approaches to resolving practical issues.

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Admission Requirements

HOW TO APPLY

Please apply online using the provided links.

You are encouraged to submit a digital portfolio with your application. This should be in the format of a PDF document with no more than 20 pages.

 

SUGGESTED PORTFOLIO CONTENTS

The submission of a portfolio of work with your application demonstrates your ability to edit your work into the most appropriate and succinct expression of your abilities and ambitions. Portfolios should be rigorously laid out and should employ an appropriately sized and legible font for graphical clarity and ease of comprehension. Work should be presented and ordered in a clear and logical fashion, and should include:

-A cover page bearing your name and an image that graphically and succinctly ‘sells’ your interests, ambitions or capabilities (this should be different to the project images contained within the portfolio, but may be derived from them).

-A table of contents with information regarding the duration of projects and the undergraduate academic year / level in which it was completed.

-A short introductory statement to you and your practice at the front of the portfolio (this can be an extract from the 4,000 character statement in your application).

-Three pieces of work, with one project or piece of coursework shown in detail. This should include a short written summary demonstrating the significance of each piece of work (100 words for each), and must demonstrate the rigour of the discipline from which you come.
Additional work: your portfolio can include examples of work undertaken in an employment context from a practical training period or similar experience.

 

START DATES

September 2022

January 2023

 

TYPICAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

You will normally have at least an upper second class undergraduate UK honours degree (or international equivalent) in a related field. Alternatively, you may be admitted if you have proven experience in a relevant field.
Students are required to provide a portfolio (digital or hard copy) as part of the application process.

Overseas applicants will require IELTS with an overall score of 6.5 with no less than 5.5 in any category, or an equivalent accepted English qualification.

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BAM Evaluation 2022
01. CONSOLIDATION IN TIME
3,50 pts
02. EXCHANGE & INTERNATIONALIZATION
3,50 pts
03. TEACHING APPROACH & PROGRAM
6,50 pts
04. JOB OPPORTUNITIES & NETWORKING
2,50 pts
05. FACULTY INTERNATIONALITY & DIVERSITY
4,00 pts
06. FACULTY COMPETENCE
3,50 pts
07. STUDENTS INTERNATIONALITY & DIVERSITY
3,50 pts
08. PUBLICATIONS & COMMUNICATIONS
4,50 pts
09. SCHOOL FACILITIES & STUDENT SERVICES
2,00 pts
10. EXTRA POINTS
3,00 pts
Total Points
36,50 pts
Overal Score
54,07 pts
Final Score
70,87 pts
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