Graduates from the Architecture MA at University of Westminster have a high-level of success in securing employment with architectural practices in the UK and overseas or launch their own architecture/design practices. Many continue on to further study (including PhD level) or to teach in schools of architecture. Whatever their destination after completing their studies, our graduates emerge with a strong sense of purpose and with a body of work which enhances their ability to access those parts practice they are most interested in.
The Architecture MA is part of a suite of Masters offered by the School of Architecture and Cities at the University of Westminster, sharing dynamic design studio spaces. The School provides first-class shared facilities such as state-of-the-art digital design/fabrication equipment and a team of lecturers and researchers deeply immersed in the very latest developments in architectural design, theory, historical research, and technology.
The Architecture MA is intended to appeal to students and practitioners with an existing architectural degree qualification like BA, BSc, BArch, Dip Arch, March or in related cognate design disciplines who wish to continue advanced level of research with a strong design and theoretical output.
Full-time postgraduate students study 180 UK credits in one full year. Part-time students will normally complete 180 UK credits over two years. To be awarded the Architecture MA, you must take the two core modules and four option modules.
Students can elect to choose one of these routes through the programme – all of which incorporate option modules – graduating with the related named specialisation award, or else select their own combination of modules in order to graduate with the title MA Architecture:
- Cultural Identity and Globalisation Pathway: using design and live projects, the pathway interrogates the role of architecture in responding to globalization, socio-economic condition and cultural identity. It unpacks themes such as race, gender, ethnicity, conflict, etc through creative design with a high level of spatial, material, and formal resolution
- Digital Media Pathway: it provides the opportunity for students conversant with digital design tools and architectural theory to further develop these skill, form a critical understanding of their application; and to explore the value and appropriateness of new technologies in design praxis
- History and Theory Pathway: it offers a platform for critical examination of architecture theory within the current socio-political context. The pathway promotes unpacking of the historical development of architectural theory and practice concentrating on more contemporary discourses in architecture and space beyond individual iconic forms
(CIH) Chartered Institute of Housing, TMI (Tourism Management Institute), CIAT (Chartered institute of architectural technologists), RTPI (The Royal Town Planning Institute)