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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    City Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

COURSE OVERVIEW

Combining modules that explore architectural design, this course will help you gain an in-depth knowledge and skillset across design, arts, media and humanities.

As part of your course you'll:

  • Focus on four interdisciplinary strands: ARCHITECTURAL AGENCY & PRACTICE; DIGITAL ARCHITECTURES; ARCHITECTURE & MEDIA; ARCHITECTURE & URBANISM
  • Produce a focused research project in writing
  • Develop expertise in appropriate design research methodologies
  • Build skills, knowledge and critical judgement for the advanced study of architecture

MA Architecture Futures aims to provide an education that stimulates academic achievement, personal initiative, and acquisition of inter and trans-disciplinary knowledge and skills.

You will focus on one of four prominent interdisciplinary strands including:

  • ARCHITECTURAL AGENCY & PRACTICE, exploring the crucial issues of architectural agency and its forms of social engagement
  • DIGITAL ARCHITECTURES, including the use of computational techniques in architecture to produce solutions within material and social systems
  • ARCHITECTURE & MEDIA, using innovative integration of different media in the process of architectural and urban design
  • ARCHITECTURE & URBANISM, considering aspects of environmental concerns, infrastructure, policy, territory, reuse and appropriation
  • All themes are considered in the contemporary transformation and expansion of the architectural discipline

Your modules will help you to develop a conceptual and critical approach to the architecture project, while key modules will give you the option to choose a research (written) or a design pathway (design portfolio).

Using a series of case studies, you will identify and demonstrate new perspectives on existing knowledge and practice and will be expert in suggesting innovative solutions to a range of complex urban issues.

Suitable for graduates from a range of architectural and spatial or environmental design disciplines, this course is focused on education through strong research methodologies that inform research-led design and critical reflection. You will be encouraged and supported as you develop specialist knowledge in the landscape of architecture, spatial and interdisciplinary practice.

TEACHING & LEARNING

Independent study is a crucial part of learning at university and you will be required to undertake many hours of self-directed research and reading, and preparation and writing of assessments. Your course is delivered through a number of modules, which will help you to plan your time and establish a study routine. Outside of your lectures, workshops and tutorials, a range of support is available to assist with your independent study. Our subject-specific librarians will be on hand to direct you to the specialist learning and study-skill resources. You’ll also be assigned an academic advisor to give you tailored feedback and support.

Our silver status in the latest Teaching Excellence Framework, reflects our commitment to deliver high-quality teaching, learning and outcomes for our students.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 14,000per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Leeds Beckett University

  • University League Table

    113th

  • Campus address

    Leeds Beckett University, City Campus, Leeds, Leeds, LS1 3HE, England

Leeds Beckett University is a global university, with an alumni community based in 153 countries around the world.
Degrees available to study in-country in China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Mauritius, Nepal and Singapore. In-country staff provide application support and advice.
International students are eligible for scholarships of up to £5,000.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    46th out of 58 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 220
    101 48%

    48th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    85 85%

    30th

    12
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.88 78%

    43rd

    2

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