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**This postgraduate architecture course is available to graduates from Northumbria University’s BA (Hons) Interior Architecture degree only**

Within this postgraduate Interior Architecture course, you will work in a critical and self-directed manner, developing personal and professional attitudes towards architecture and creative reuse. You will develop ownership of your investigations in design, theory, construction technology, environment, management and communication, benefiting from our established design studio culture and our student-centred approach to learning. You will work as part of a postgraduate community, sharing knowledge, techniques and replicating the way you work in architectural practice.

Postgraduate Architecture students scored 100% satisfaction in every area of teaching on their course, as well as 100% satisfaction in Northumbria’s library resources being good enough for their needs. - 2015 National Student Survey

This innovative postgraduate course is unique in the country in that it allows Northumbria BA(Hons) Interior Architecture graduates, with a good degree to successfully attain exemption from ARB Part 1 of the Professional Examinations within the context of your existing specialist interior-based study combined with specific urban and architectural enquiry.

**This postgraduate architecture course is available to graduates from Northumbria University’s BA (Hons) Interior Architecture degree only**

Within this postgraduate Interior Architecture course, you will work in a critical and self-directed manner, developing personal and professional attitudes towards architecture and creative reuse. You will develop ownership of your investigations in design, theory, construction technology, environment, management and communication, benefiting from our established design studio culture and our student-centred approach to learning. You will work as part of a postgraduate community, sharing knowledge, techniques and replicating the way you work in architectural practice.

Postgraduate Architecture students scored 100% satisfaction in every area of teaching on their course, as well as 100% satisfaction in Northumbria’s library resources being good enough for their needs. - 2015 National Student Survey

This innovative postgraduate course is unique in the country in that it allows Northumbria BA(Hons) Interior Architecture graduates, with a good degree to successfully attain exemption from ARB Part 1 of the Professional Examinations within the context of your existing specialist interior-based study combined with specific urban and architectural enquiry.

Course Information

Level of Study
Postgraduate

Mode of Study
1 semester (January to June)

Department
Architecture and Built Environment

Location
City Campus, Northumbria University

City
Newcastle

Start
January 2023 or January 2024

Fee Information

Module Information

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Entry Requirements 2022/23

Standard Entry

Applicants should normally have:

A minimum of a 2:2 honours degree in BA (Hons) Interior Architecture at Northumbria University, including a pass in all level 5 and 6 modules (in compliance with ARB regulations), and a minimum of three months continuous associated professional practice.

International qualifications:

If you have studied a non UK qualification, you can see how your qualifications compare to the standard entry criteria, by selecting the country that you received the qualification in, from our country pages. Visit www.northumbria.ac.uk/yourcountry

English language requirements:

International applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with 5.5 in each component (or approved equivalent*).

 *The university accepts a large number of UK and International Qualifications in place of IELTS.  You can find details of acceptable tests and the required grades you will need in our English Language section. Visit www.northumbria.ac.uk/englishqualifications

Entry Requirements 2023/24

Standard Entry

Applicants should normally have:

A minimum of a 2:2 honours degree in BA (Hons) Interior Architecture at Northumbria University, including a pass in all level 5 and 6 modules (in compliance with ARB regulations), and a minimum of three months continuous associated professional practice.

International qualifications:

If you have studied a non UK qualification, you can see how your qualifications compare to the standard entry criteria, by selecting the country that you received the qualification in, from our country pages. Visit www.northumbria.ac.uk/yourcountry

English language requirements:

International applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with 5.5 in each component (or approved equivalent*).

 *The university accepts a large number of UK and International Qualifications in place of IELTS.  You can find details of acceptable tests and the required grades you will need in our English Language section. Visit www.northumbria.ac.uk/englishqualifications

Fees and Funding 2022/23 Entry

Full UK Fee: £2,650

Full EU Fee: £5,500

Full International Fee: £5,500



Scholarships and Discounts

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ADDITIONAL COSTS

Specialist equipment/materials - drafting and modelling equipment - approximate cost £200: Optional specialist equipment/materials - modelling materials - approximate cost £200: Print costs - reports, A0 posters, A3 weekly outputs - approximate cost £150: Final projects - models - £50.

Fees and Funding 2023/24 Entry

Full UK Fee: £3,083

Full EU Fee: £5,833

Full International Fee: £5,833



Scholarships and Discounts

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ADDITIONAL COSTS

There are no Additional Costs

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Modules

Module information is indicative and is reviewed annually therefore may be subject to change. Applicants will be informed if there are any changes.

KA7033 -

Design Rationale (Core,30 Credits)

This module of study gives you the opportunity to design an integrated, site specific architectural solution within an urban setting. You will articulate the intent and rationale within a produced major integrated architectural design project through a critical appraisal of associated contexts; urban, theory, social, technology, environment, management, regulation and legislation. You studies will include …

Site analysis & context studies (social; political; economic; cultural; legal)
Complex buildings
Structural appreciation & design systems
Standardisation & bespoke assembly
Advanced structures & envelopes
Design & construction integration - structure, envelope, space, environmental control.
Environmental technologies & control
Materials & resources
RIBA Plan of Works
Feasibility
Statutory & legal requirements
Communication & presentation

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KA7034 -

Integrated Architecture Project (Core,30 Credits)

Within this module you will produce an architectural response to a set context that demonstrates a high level of skill and confidence in intuitive, creative and innovative design. You will have opportunity to demonstrate an integrated response to a design problem, encompassing design and management, technology, environment and spatial programme via an authentic design scenario within a complex urban setting. You will synthesis your creative knowledge to explore the architectural condition and produce a response that draws upon your studio and professional practice to respond to the needs of a client brief and its end user. You will design with ownership of the poetic assemblage of your scheme, whilst exploring individual and imaginative methods of ideas development, communication and resolution. You studies will include …

Site analysis & context studies (social; political; economic; cultural; legal)
Genius loci & narrative studies
Ordering & spatial diagramming
Concept attainment & modelling
Design development & proposition
Detailing & materiality
Environmental strategies
Design management
Communication & presentation

More information

Modules

Module information is indicative and is reviewed annually therefore may be subject to change. Applicants will be informed if there are any changes.

KA7033 -

Design Rationale (Core,30 Credits)

This module of study gives you the opportunity to design an integrated, site specific architectural solution within an urban setting. You will articulate the intent and rationale within a produced major integrated architectural design project through a critical appraisal of associated contexts; urban, theory, social, technology, environment, management, regulation and legislation. You studies will include …

Site analysis & context studies (social; political; economic; cultural; legal)
Complex buildings
Structural appreciation & design systems
Standardisation & bespoke assembly
Advanced structures & envelopes
Design & construction integration - structure, envelope, space, environmental control.
Environmental technologies & control
Materials & resources
RIBA Plan of Works
Feasibility
Statutory & legal requirements
Communication & presentation

More information

KA7034 -

Integrated Architecture Project (Core,30 Credits)

Within this module you will produce an architectural response to a set context that demonstrates a high level of skill and confidence in intuitive, creative and innovative design. You will have opportunity to demonstrate an integrated response to a design problem, encompassing design and management, technology, environment and spatial programme via an authentic design scenario within a complex urban setting. You will synthesis your creative knowledge to explore the architectural condition and produce a response that draws upon your studio and professional practice to respond to the needs of a client brief and its end user. You will design with ownership of the poetic assemblage of your scheme, whilst exploring individual and imaginative methods of ideas development, communication and resolution. You studies will include …

Site analysis & context studies (social; political; economic; cultural; legal)
Genius loci & narrative studies
Ordering & spatial diagramming
Concept attainment & modelling
Design development & proposition
Detailing & materiality
Environmental strategies
Design management
Communication & presentation

More information

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Our admissions team will be happy to help. They can be contacted on 0191 406 0901.

Contact Details for Applicants:

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Full time Courses starting in 2023 are primarily delivered via on-campus face to face learning but may include elements of online learning. We continue to monitor government and local authority guidance in relation to Covid-19 and we are ready and able to flex accordingly to ensure the health and safety of our students and staff.

Contact time is subject to increase or decrease in line with additional restrictions imposed by the government or the University in the interest of maintaining the health and safety and wellbeing of students, staff, and visitors, potentially to a full online offer, should further restrictions be deemed necessary in future. Our online activity will be delivered through Blackboard Ultra, enabling collaboration, connection and engagement with materials and people.

 

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