The 2019-2020 academic year saw the full running of the newly reformed Master of Architecture course. Now in its second year the course sets up a two-year trajectory for students that supports the development of individual research agendas as well as professional knowledge. It provides a platform for students to develop and nurture their preferred pathways into the discipline with input from academic, professionals and affiliated professions.
The M.Arch first year delivers core knowledge and experience through modules that cover design studio, architectural humanities, building and environment, and future practice. These provide opportunities to gain a knowledge and experience base to prepare students to develop critical outputs in their final year of the course.
The M.Arch second year offers a design and research focussed year. With the Design Thesis studio at the core of the year, the Research Practices module engages students to critically assess their own methodologies of designing and working. This is then followed by the Research and Practice Specialisation module that provides a platform for the students to establish and explore their own agendas in parallel to the Design Thesis.
Three design studios are running this year, and all offer unique studio briefs with diverging architectural interests and agendas. However, these divergent aims are bound together by the evolving environmental changes that the UK faces and the impacts this will have on how we live now, and how we could be living in the future.
The following are images of M.Arch events in recent years.