Coventry University

Degree level: Postgraduate

Architecture (Taught)

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Course summary

Architecture at Coventry University is taught, using a range of academic and professional sources, as a liberal discipline that aims to be technically, professionally, socially, and environmentally sustainable. We place emphasis on architecture as a social practice and technical process that purposefully aims to span both science and the arts. We provide an architectural education that deals with the complexities of architecture itself. Our teaching reflects the nature of contemporary architecture as an international field of creative inquiry and the course incorporates exploration, collaboration and the critical analysis of a range of inputs from differing sources. We provide you with the opportunity to gain knowledge, skills and confidence necessary for the role of the architect in a modern multidisciplinary building design process. This is a modular course based primarily on design project work, supported by lectures and seminars that explore the cultural, technical and professional dimensions of architecture.

Course details

Modules

For details about individual modules, please visit the course page on our website.

Assessment method

The course utilises a variety of assessment methods in response to the range of studio based design modules, and written modules. These include assessment methods which reflect the ways in which students might be expected to work in architectural practice, including the design critique (or ‘crit’), which provides an opportunity for formative assessment through the verbal presentation of graphic work in the presence of both tutors and students. The ability to present and defend your work in this way is an essential attribute of successful architects and the assessment process is thus an essential part of the learning process. Formative assessments and feedback are built into all modules. The focus on studio culture encourages regular contact between student and tutors within taught sessions through tutorials and workshops, and peer to peer learning is actively encouraged with an informally based feedback network. Written feedback is given in a structured process throughout the studio modules, and formative grading bands are utilised to help students gauge their progress and the quality of their work. Guest critics are viewed as an essential element of feedback. These are drawn both from practicing architects, helping to bridge academic and professional practices, and from real world clients which helps to reinforce the course’s focus on the social practice of architecture. Other modules, which are not focussed on design outputs, are assessed through a range of methods including written work, and seminar presentations. As with all modules, there are formative assessments and feedback at appropriate stages.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Architects Registration Board

Entry requirements

A good undergraduate degree in Architecture, normally RIBA/ARB Part 1. However RIBA/ARB Part 1 is not a prerequisite of the Master of Architecture programme, and we can make offers to candidates – usually from outside the UK – without RIBA/ARB Part 1 exemption from a previous degree. Applicants are normally expected to have completed a ‘year out’ placement in practice with a completed PEDR logbook, or have equivalent experience. This will be determined at the applications stage. Portfolio: Applicants will be asked to provide a convincing portfolio of relevant architectural design work. This will either be presented at interview or submitted by post/online.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

2022/23 fees TBC. Please see our website for latest information.
Architecture at Coventry University - UCAS