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Architectural Design MPhil/PhD
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We are a multi-disciplinary department with researchers active in architectural design, history, theory, practice, computation and space syntax, who bring together approaches from the arts, humanities, social sciences and engineering to the study of architecture.
We are ranked the UK’s number one department for architectural research (RAE 2008 and REF 2014) and our staff and students are regularly honoured with the RIBA President’s Awards for Research.
The research activities of our staff can be viewed on UCL’s Institutional Research Information Service.
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Landscape Architecture PhD, MPhil
Awards: PhD, MPhil
Study modes: Full-time, Part-time
Programme website: Landscape Architecture
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Our research profile includes the following areas which fall into two broad categories:
Inclusive access to outdoor environments led by the OPENspace research centre:
Exploration of how public open space, urban parks and squares, forests, green and blue spaces and rural areas can contribute to quality of life. Our work includes a focus on the benefits to be gained from getting outdoors and the barriers currently experienced by different users, particularly those from disadvantaged groups.
Landscape design and planning to support young children, teenagers, older people, and other age groups and sectors within the population.
Research on salutogenic environments (the health-enhancing qualities of engagement with certain types of landscape) and on discerning the mechanisms behind any links between wellbeing and the natural environment.
Environmental perception, including empirical research on the transactional nature of people’s engagement with place.
Landscape planning and design:
Landscape architecture as a force in urban planning including the application of landscape character assessment, the dynamics of peri-urban areas and future landscape scenarios.
Innovative, practice-led design research, especially involving collaborations with artists and designers from disciplines outside landscape architecture.
Cultural landscapes and the understanding the relationship of people through their lives to specific landscapes, including the role of memories and associations with contested landscapes.
The history and theory of landscape architecture, including development of the public role of the landscape architect in the 19th and 20th centuries.
The PhD programme comprises three years of full-time (six years part-time) research under the supervision of an expert in your chosen research topic within Landscape Architecture This period of research culminates in a supervised thesis of up to a maximum of 100,000 words.
The MPhil programme comprises two years of full-time (four years part-time) research under the supervision of an expert in your chosen research topic within Landscape Architecture. This period of research culminates in a supervised thesis of up to a maximum of 60,000 words.
Regular individual meetings with your supervisor provide guidance and focus for the course of research you are undertaking.
You will be encouraged to attend research methods courses at the beginning of your research studies.
And for every year you are enrolled on programme you will be required to complete an annual progression review.
Training and support
All of our research students benefit from Edinburgh College of Art's interdisciplinary approach, and you will be assigned at least two research supervisors.
Your first/lead supervisor would normally be based in the same subject area as your degree programme. Your second supervisor may be from another discipline within Edinburgh College of Art or elsewhere within the University of Edinburgh, according to the expertise required. On occasion more than two supervisors will be assigned, particularly where the degree brings together multiple disciplines.
Our research culture is supported by seminars and public lecture programmes and discussion groups.
Tutoring opportunities will be advertised to the postgraduate research community, which you can apply for should you wish to gain some teaching experience during your studies. But you are not normally advised to undertake tutoring work in the first year of your research studies, while your main focus should be on establishing the direction of your research.
You are encouraged to attend courses at the Institute for Academic Development ( IAD ), where all staff and students at the University of Edinburgh are supported through a range of training opportunities, including:
- short courses in compiling literature reviews
- writing in a second language
- preparing for your viva
The Scottish Graduate School for Arts and Humanities ( SGSAH ) offers further opportunities for development. You will also be encouraged to refer to the Vitae research development framework as you grow into a professional researcher.
You will have access to study space (some of which are 24-hour access), studios and workshops at Edinburgh College of Art’s campus, as well as University wide resources. There are several bookable spaces for the development of exhibitions, workshops or seminars. And you will have access to well-equipped multimedia laboratories, photography and exhibition facilities, shared recording space, access to recording equipment available through Bookit, the equipment loan booking system.
You will have access to high quality library facilities. Within the University of Edinburgh, there are three libraries; the Main Library, the ECA library and the Art and Architecture Library. The Centre for Research Collections which holds the University of Edinburgh’s historic collections is also located in the Main Library.
The Talbot Rice Gallery is a public art gallery of the University of Edinburgh and part of Edinburgh College of Art, which is committed to exploring what the University of Edinburgh can contribute to contemporary art practice today and into the future. You will also have access to the extraordinary range and quality of exhibitions and events associated with a leading college of art situated within a world-class research-intensive University.
St Cecilia’s Hall which is Scotland’s oldest purpose-built concert hall also houses the Music Museum which holds one of the most important historic musical instrument collections anywhere in the world.
In addition to the University’s facilities you will also be able to access wider resources within the City of Edinburgh. Including but not limited to; National Library of Scotland, Scottish Studies Library and Digital Archives, City of Edinburgh Libraries, Historic Environment Scotland and the National Trust for Scotland.
You will also benefit from the University’s extensive range of student support facilities provided, including student societies, accommodation, wellbeing and support services.
PhD by Distance option
The PhD by Distance is available to suitably qualified applicants in all the same areas as our on-campus programmes.
The PhD by Distance allows students who do not wish to commit to basing themselves in Edinburgh to study for a PhD in an ECA subject area from their home country or city.
There is no expectation that students studying for an ECA PhD by Distance study mode should visit Edinburgh during their period of study. However, short term visits for particular activities could be considered on a case-by-case basis.
For further information on the PhD by Distance please see the ECA website:
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These entry requirements are for the 2024/25 academic year and requirements for future academic years may differ. Entry requirements for the 2025/26 academic year will be published on 1 Oct 2024.
Normally a UK Masters degree or its international equivalent. If you do not meet the academic entry requirements, we may still consider your application on the basis of relevant professional experience.
You must also submit a research proposal; see How to Apply section for guidance.
Check whether your international qualifications meet our general entry requirements:
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Regardless of your nationality or country of residence, you must demonstrate a level of English language competency at a level that will enable you to succeed in your studies.
English language tests
We accept the following English language qualifications at the grades specified:
- IELTS Academic: total 7.0 with at least 6.0 in each component.
- TOEFL-iBT (including Home Edition): total 100 with at least 20 in each component. We do not accept TOEFL MyBest Score to meet our English language requirements.
- C1 Advanced ( CAE ) / C2 Proficiency ( CPE ): total 185 with at least 169 in each component.
- Trinity ISE : ISE III with passes in all four components.
- PTE Academic: total 70 with at least 59 in each component.
Your English language qualification must be no more than three and a half years old from the start date of the programme you are applying to study, unless you are using IELTS , TOEFL, Trinity ISE or PTE , in which case it must be no more than two years old.
Degrees taught and assessed in English
We also accept an undergraduate or postgraduate degree that has been taught and assessed in English in a majority English speaking country, as defined by UK Visas and Immigration:
- UKVI list of majority English speaking countries
We also accept a degree that has been taught and assessed in English from a university on our list of approved universities in non-majority English speaking countries (non-MESC).
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If you are not a national of a majority English speaking country, then your degree must be no more than three and a half years old at the beginning of your programme of study.
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You should submit a research proposal that outlines your project's aims, context, process and product/outcome. Read the application guidance before you apply:
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Xi’an Jiaotong – Liverpool University (XJTLU)
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The Department of Architecture welcomes proposals for its research-based PhD program. Potential candidates are invited to position their PhD research proposals on one or more of the Department’s areas of strength, which include:
- Architectural design and architectural studio education
- Architectural, environmental or construction technology
- Computer-aided architectural design
- Architectural history and built heritage studies
- Social and cultural study of the built environment.
Our PhD program is a strategic research collaboration between XJTLU and the University of Liverpool, based at XJTLU. Upon successful completion of your program you will receive a degree from the University of Liverpool, which is recognised by the UK’s Department of Education as well as China’s Ministry of Education.
The normal length of full-time PhD program is three years. At the end of three years’ full-time study, you can apply for an extension of one year to complete the writing of your dissertation. Part-time PhD degrees usually take four to seven years.
As a registered full-time PhD student, you have the opportunity to apply for a research visit to the University of Liverpool for up to three months. Your accommodation and travel fees will be covered by XJTLU and the University of Liverpool.
Full-time PhD students are funded to attend local and international conferences during their studies, with a budget of up to RMB 16,500.
esearch skills that are tailored to the needs of the individual student who may be undertaking study in (but not limited to) communications studies, media studies, journalism studies, digital arts, cultural studies, or film studies. These include time and project management, writing and communication skills, research methodologies, methods and ethics.
We also support interdisciplinary research that draws upon a variety of fields of expertise within the Humanities cluster, including research into China Studies, Linguistics, and Public Health. Our ongoing series of research seminars provides a forum for PhD students to share ideas and receive feedback from our team of experts in the field.
As part of our program of professional development, we offer PhD students the opportunity to shadow a member of staff for one semester in order to develop their teaching skills, as well as opportunities to provide teaching assistance. You will join an exciting and dynamic research community that facilitates leading-edge research opportunities.
Our PhD program is a strategic research collaboration between XJTLU and the University of Liverpool, based at XJTLU. Upon successful completion of your program you will receive a PhD degree from the University of Liverpool, which is recognised by the UK’s Department of Education as well as China’s Ministry of Education.
Full-time PhD students are funded to attend local and international conferences during their studies.
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We accept a wide variety of academic qualifications for entry onto our PhD programme. The typical minimum entry requirement is a UK undergraduate (bachelors) degree with honours at a first or upper second class level in an appropriate field of study. Individual consideration is given to mature students with significant and relevant experience with professional qualifications. Equivalent overseas degrees are also accepted.
Normal entry requirements for Chinese applicants include an undergraduate degree with a minimum grade of 80 percent or a masters degree from a recognised Chinese university.
Some PhD programmes, however, have additional entry requirements so you should check individual programmes for specific information.
If your degree certificate and university transcript are written in another language other than English, you need to have them verified, translated into English and notarised.
English Language Requirements
Applicants whose first language is not English or have not studied at degree level in English are required to provide evidence of proficiency in English. So, if you received your degree from a Chinese university, for example, and the teaching was not in English, proof of English language ability is needed.
Individual cases will be considered on their own merit. You may be required to attend an interview or take a test to further demonstrate your English proficiency.
The accommodation facilities our students stay in are located within the Suzhou Dushu Lake Science and Education Innovation District and managed privately by the Suzhou Industrial Park Education Development and Investment Limited Company.
All international students are guaranteed accommodation throughout their study at XJTLU. Accommodation options range from studios to five-bedroom apartments (subject to availability with preference given to advanced bookings).
Most students stay in the Wencui Parfait apartments where each student has a private bedroom with en-suite bathroom – the average monthly rental fee is RMB 1,600 per month. Rents range from RMB 1,200 per month to RMB 2,100 per month depending on the length of the contract.
If preferred, postgraduate international students can access cheaper, basic dormitory accommodation which is either single or shared with prices ranging from 300-500 RMB per month
About the University Summary
Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) is an international joint venture university founded by Xi’an Jiaotong University in China and the University of Liverpool in the United Kingdom. As an independent Sino-foreign cooperative university, it captures the essence of both prestigious parent universities and is the first and only one of its kind approved by the Ministry of Education in China.
The University currently offers approximately 90 degree programmes in the fields of science, engineering, business, finance, architecture, urban planning, language, culture and all are taught in English except for general and basic courses. Undergraduate students earn two degrees: an XJTLU degree from the Chinese Ministry of Education and a globally recognised degree from the University of Liverpool. Postgraduate students receive a University of Liverpool degree that is recognised by the Ministry of Education. All academic departments at XJTLU offer PhD opportunities, which help to fulfill XJTLU’s vision of “becoming a research-led international university in China and a Chinese university recognised internationally for its unique features”.
Located in Suzhou, a city that has been known in China as ‘paradise on the earth’ since ancient times, XJTLU enjoys a beautiful environment where there is a harmonious coexistence between the city’s rich cultural traditions and its rapid economic development. Suzhou is one of the most developed cities in China. Suzhou Industrial Park, China’s equivalent of Silicon Valley and a hub of global innovation, houses a large cluster of Fortune 500 companies, transnational enterprises and R&D centres, not only providing favourable conditions for XJTLU’s ongoing development but also numerous internship and job opportunities for XJTLU students.
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Architecture and urbanism.
Expertise of research area Architecture; arts humanities and cultures; cities; cultural heritage; cultural history; experimental design; memory; public space; sustainable cities; sustainable design; sustainable development; sustainable societies; urban design; Urbnism
Modern cities around the world rely on Architecture and urban structures. As environmental and human pressure on urban spaces increases, we increasingly need to create urban environments that are creative, sustainable and resilient.
<p>Research in Architecture contributes to delivering multidisciplinary approaches in relation to the built environment and everyday life. We have an ethos of working at the interfaces with other disciplines to tackle key societal and technical challenges, and our research has an impact at a global scale.</p> <p>PhD candidates will research Architecture through the intertwining of two connected but distinct definitions; one is understanding Architecture as the act of intervening the future development of the city. The second is interrogating Architecture as the science of the city and the accumulation of knowledge that is necessary to evaluate, monitor and design policies, programs and plans for the city’s (re) development and prosperity.</p> <p>Our research aims to address the key challenges of developing and maintaining buildings that make efficient use of resources, can be operated sustainably and provide healthy environments that contribute to our wellbeing. The complex interconnected nature of our energy system and the buildings we use needs an innovative approach to create a future that is resilient and sustainable. A key area of our research is the relationship between the way that we live and the performance of our buildings.</p> <p>As well as a lead supervisor who’ll provide guidance and support on your project, you’ll also be associated with our research group in Architecture; a small community with whom you’ll interact on a daily basis.</p> <p>We welcome applications from those who wish to join a friendly, supportive and diverse community of postgraduate researchers who come from all over the world.</p> <h3>Architecture and urbanism</h3> <p>Research in Architecture and Urbanism pursues interdisciplinary and multi-faceted approaches in relation to the built environment, and from a socio-spatial perspective. We understand architecture as a human and societal construct that covers a broad spectrum of social, cultural and technical outcomes that surpasses the work of architects or buildings as objects.</p> <p>Our key interest is in creative explorations of the relationship between the processes and products of architectural practice. As a PhD researcher, you will research Architecture through the intertwining of two connected but distinct definitions; one is understanding Architecture as the act of intervening the future development of the city. The second is interrogating Architecture as the science of the city and the accumulation of knowledge that is necessary to evaluate, monitor and design policies, programs and plans for the city’s (re) development and prosperity.</p> <p>We aim to create knowledge on cities, landscapes and communities in the global south and post-conflict cities. Our research inserts sit within the following strands: Architecture & Memory; identity and place; geographies of post-conflict urbanism; Cultural heritage preservation, protection and management and Digital technologies; Museums and public engagement; co-design and co-production methodologies. </p> <h3>Architecture and sustainable buildings</h3> <p>This research takes multi-disciplinary approaches to low carbon design; optimal structural design; low impact materials and waste minimization; relationships between occupant behaviours, wellbeing and building performance. we aim to promote a holistic approach to improve the development of sustainable buildings. Our approach aims to develop strategies for low carbon buildings that are energy-efficient, safe, comfortable and affordable. Energy-efficient low carbon buildings can be achieved only by reducing both embodied carbon and operational energy.</p> <p>Our research aims to address embodied carbon reduction through the development of optimized structural design, using eco-friendly materials, recycled components and improving reclamation of components. We promote energy efficiency in the operational stage through the exploration of insulation materials, adaptive facades, intelligent skins and integration of renewable energy sources and energy storage. Our expertise includes: Low carbon design; optimal structural design; low impact materials and waste minimization; relationships between occupant behaviours, wellbeing and building performance, energy simulation and performance monitoring.</p> <h3>Useful links and further reading:</h3> <ul> <li><a href="https://eps.leeds.ac.uk/civil-engineering-cities-infrastructure/doc/architecture-urbanism">Architecture and urbanism research group</a></li> <li><a href="https://engineering.leeds.ac.uk/info/201313/research_degrees">Research degrees in the School of Civil Engineering</a></li> <li><a href="https://engineering.leeds.ac.uk/info/201315/research_and_innovation">School of Civil Engineering, Research and Innovation</a> </li> </ul> <h3>Leeds Doctoral College</h3> <p>Our <a href="https://www.leeds.ac.uk/info/130558/leeds_doctoral_college">Doctoral College</a> supports you throughout your postgraduate research journey. It brings together all the support services and opportunities to enhance your research, your development, and your overall experience.</p>
<p>Formal applications for research degree study should be made online through the <a href="http://www.leeds.ac.uk/info/130206/applying/91/applying_for_research_degrees">University's website</a>.</p>
<p>For queries relating to your research proposal or subject area, please contact <a href="https://eps.leeds.ac.uk/civil-engineering/staff/1171/dr-gehan-selim">Dr Gehan Selim</a>.</p> <p>For general enquiries and details regarding the application process, please contact the Graduate School Office:</p> <p>e: <a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a>, t: +44 (0)113 34 35057</p>
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Why study Architecture at Liverpool John Moores University? Take a virtual tour of last year's Architecture degree show Students can access study abroad opportunities and apply for overseas travel awards Access to some of the UK's best examples of urban redevelopment and iconic buildings Teaching in the RIBA award-winning, purpose-built John Lennon Art and Design Building Opportunities for overseas exchanges and study trips Exemptions from RIBA/ARB Part 1 exams on graduation Direct involvement in live artistic projects taking place in the city For news, events, including student-led events, course information and student work and staff research, visit the Architecture blog
About your course
This professionally validated programme gives you the opportunity to work on a range of authentic architectural projects in a dynamic studio environment within the Liverpool School of Art & Design. Input from practicing architects and access to industry standard technical facilities gives you a rigorous and stimulating programme of study.
Taught principally through a studio environment that is seamlessly underpinned and informed by lectures and workshops, the over-arching ambition of the programme is to create graduates with artistic flair, and who are technically skilled and grounded in the demands of the professional role of the architect.
The learning and teaching environment is progressively informed by research in pedagogy in the creative field. While teaching the curriculum, the programme also develops less tangible skills in students, such as communication, presentation and self-motivation; a key ambition is to create independent thinkers, adept at resolving problems with creativity and originality.
A broad educational experience is offered within which students can develop diverse rigorous and creative approaches to design issues that explore and test appropriate resolutions in relation to contemporary and anticipated contextual issues.
Design projects form the backbone of the core teaching strategy. These projects are seen as primers to a divergent creative and critical thought process: they are characterised by individual interpretation and interest of the subjects that encourage imaginative solutions through discursive studio forums.
As you progress through the degree, the design projects gradually become larger in scale, more complex and ambitious in their intentions and integrative in their nature. At degree level, predominantly, the city of Liverpool is used as a contextual laboratory to test concepts that have a local flavour with global implications.
The aim is to develop graduate skills and knowledge such that they become autonomous thinkers who are capable of analysing, visualising and testing potential solutions to increasingly complex spatial and social issues within an increasingly holistic global scenario.
We regularly host symposia and conferences, for example the recent symposiums included:
The Display, Exhibition & Propagation of Architecture and Government and Housing in a Time of Crisis which both featured world-renowned guest speakers from architecture, urban planning and academia .
Each year, two of our undergraduate students are put forward for the RIBA Presidents' Medals award, and the collection of student work is published in a widely available catalogue . The variety of work and creative freedom seen in these projects demonstrates the expertise of our alumni.
This course is currently undergoing a review which may impact the advertised modules. Any changes will be communicated to interested parties to ensure they wish to proceed with their application.
Hear one of our students talking about their Degree Show project
"I wanted to receive an education that gave me the skills required to work in the real world. Studying at LJMU proved to be the best option, since they offered a well rounded education that focused on both design and technology." Berta Willisch, graduate
This course is fully accredited by the RIBA (Royal Institute of Architects) and the ARB (Architects Registration Board).
Liverpool School of Art and Design, where Architecture is taught, has many links with artistic and cultural institutions both nationally and locally, including RIBA and FACT (the Foundation of Arts and Creative Technologies), and collaborates regularly on both live projects and exhibitions.
Recently, Architecture students have worked with RIBA to stage Le Corbusiers exhibition, 'The Art Of Architecture' in Liverpool Metropolitan Catholic Cathedral's Crypt.
Fees and funding
There are many ways to fund study for home and international students
The fees quoted above cover registration, tuition, supervision, assessment and examinations as well as:
- Library membership with access to printed, multimedia and digital resources
- Access to programme-appropriate software
- Library and student IT support
- Free on-campus wifi via eduroam
Although not all of the following are compulsory/relevant, you should keep in mind the costs of:
- accommodation and living expenditure
- books (should you wish to have your own copies)
- printing, photocopying and stationery
- PC/laptop (should you prefer to purchase your own for independent study and online learning activities)
- mobile phone/tablet (to access online services)
- field trips (travel and activity costs)
- placements (travel expenses and living costs)
- student visas (international students only)
- study abroad opportunities (travel costs, accommodation, visas and immunisations)
- academic conferences (travel costs)
- professional-body membership
- graduation (gown hire etc)
There are many ways to fund study for home and international students. From loans to International Scholarships and subject-specific funding, you'll find all of the information you need on our specialist funding pages .
To become a registered architect you usually need to work for an additional year in architectural practice then complete a two-year Master of Architecture (MArch) diploma. Once you have passed the RIBA Part 3 exams, you can practice in any EU or commonwealth country and many other countries outside the EU.
If after graduating you choose not to go down the route of becoming a registered architect, a range of other careers are open to you. Past graduates have pursued successful careers as project managers, property developers, building contractors, furniture designers, lighting designers, architectural visualisation artists and journalists.
Many of our graduates have successfully secured employment at world-class practices throughout the UK and further afield, while others have remained in the city of Liverpool contributing to its evolution, taking key roles in leading practices that have reshaped the city over the last decade.
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A wide range of opportunities and support is available to you, within and beyond your course, to ensure our students experience a transformation in their career trajectory. Every undergraduate curriculum includes Future Focus during Level 4, an e-learning resource and workshop designed to help you to develop your talents, passion and purpose.
Every student has access to Careers Zone 24/7, LJMU's suite of online Apps, resources and jobs board via the LJMU Student Futures website . There are opportunities for flexible, paid and part-time work through Unitemps , LJMU's in-house recruitment service, and we also offer fully funded Discovery Internships .
One-to-one careers and employability advice is available via our campus-based Careers Zones and we offer a year-round programme of events , including themed careers and employability workshops, employer events and recruitment fairs. Our Start-Up Hub can help you to grow your enterprise skills and to research, plan and start your own business or become a freelancer.
A suite of learning experiences, services and opportunities is available to final year students to help ensure you leave with a great onward plan. You can access LJMU's Careers, Employability and Start-up Services after you graduate and return for one-to-one support for life.
LJMU aims to make international opportunities available to every student. You may be able to study abroad as part of your degree at one of our 100+ partner universities across the world. You could also complete a work placement or apply for one of our prestigious worldwide internship programmes. If you wanted to go abroad for a shorter amount of time, you could attend one of our 1-4 week long summer schools.
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What you will study on this degree, please see guidance below on core and option modules for further information on what you will study..
Further guidance on modules
Modules are designated core or optional in accordance with professional body requirements, as applicable, and LJMU’s Academic Framework Regulations. Whilst you are required to study core modules, optional modules provide you with an element of choice. Their availability may vary and will be subject to meeting minimum student numbers.
Where changes to modules are necessary these will be communicated as appropriate.
History and Theory 1: a global review of architectural Design 20 credits
Within this module you will become familiar with historically significant buildings and to understand the relationship of these buildings to their contexts. You will learn to recognise themes in specific objects, which have influenced architectural and interior design thought and discourse. In doing so, you will become aware of how architectural ideas have emanated from certain cultural conditions, and their relevance to society then and now. This will enable you to develop a coherent argument with reference to the lecture series and individual research. You will be able to demonstrate the personal development discussed above by the production of an illustrated and fully referenced essay.
Fundamental Skills: Understanding buildings through drawing 20 credits
This module will introduce you to methods of architectural and spatial analysis, alongside the interpretation of ideas which underpin the creation of architectural space and composition. You will develop the fundamental skills of architectural drawing in a range of media, utilising architectural conventions. This will help you to engage in the fundamentals of analysis of architectural design through an understanding of space, light and order.
Within the module, you will also be introduced to the nature of construction and will develop an understanding of the different construction materials. This module was developed to introduce and formalise a programme of self-learning and key skills for interior architecture students.
Design 1: Light, space and form; narrative and spatial sequencing 20 credits
This module will introduce you to methods of research, exploration and the interpretation of ideas which underpin the creation of space and composition. You will engage in the fundamentals of spatial design through an understanding of space, light and architectural directive through the exploration of physical models.
This module was developed to introduce and formalise a programme of self-learning and key skills for interior architecture students.
Design 2: Exploration for a place for making 20 credits
Within this module you will research and devise a historical and theoretical essay as a means to formulate a design brief and directive. You will be provided the opportunity to design a building incorporating students' urban design ideas and, in particular, the interface condition between building and the street and context. This will enable you to explore and interpret thematic ideas as a poetic process in design.
Design 3: Crafting a Spatial Proposition 10 credits
This module will provide you with an opportunity to refine and conclude the design of a building incorporating urban design ideas and, in particular, the interface condition between building and the street and context. You will explore and synthesise thematic ideas as a process in design. You will have a chance to further develop the phenomenon of 'place' as an interrelated programme of activities embracing techniques of strategy-making, space-planning, building and structural organisation underpinned by spatial investigations through the consideration of light. This will introduce you to the nature of architectural assembly within current sustainable thinking.
Design 4: the Need for Design 10 credits
This module will help you to understand how the needs, wants, desires and behaviours of users and commissioners, shape briefs, opportunities, spaces and projects. In doing so, you will be introduced to the methods of investigation and preparation of a design brief. This will aid you when exploring the role of the designer/architect in translating the needs of a user group into a deliverable spatial outcome.
Environment and Technology 1: Introduction to structural and environmental design 20 credits
This module will introduce you to the role of technology in the process of architectural design from commencement to realisation, as it has existed historically as well as in recent buildings of note. Accent is placed on innovatory thinking and on the present technical and practical horizons possible within the profession of architecture viewed internationally. The module will provide you with grounding in the challenges of building high quality architecture.
Integrated Design 1: Explorative Project - Design 20 credits
This module will help you to explore the processes in architectural design thinking, production and representation. You will develop your abilities in creative detailed design, design development and resolution, underpinned by thematic architectural inquiry.
This module is informed by thematic research, as appropriate to each project. From a given starting point you will be encouraged to explore and define the parameters of the field of inquiry for your project. In so doing, the aim is that you will devise your own objectives for research, brief, developmental interpretation and ultimately detailed design response.
Integrated Design 2: Explorative Project - Technology 20 credits
This module will develop your knowledge of explorative processes in architectural design thinking, production, technical studies, and representation. You will further develop your abilities in creative detailed design and detailed resolution of their design project. Alongside this, you will also explore the integrated consideration of technical issues in relation to your design project. This module comprises one assignment; to demonstrate the tectonic resolution of this design project.
Environment and Technology 2: Use and application of Building Information Modelling 20 credits
This module was developed to inform you about the topics of environmental design and Computer Aided Design. This module builds on the broad introduction given at Level 4, by focussing on the technical realisation of buildings through modelling, analysis, and design.
History and Theory 2: Modernism; from the symbol of the present to the medium of the future 20 credits
Design 5: city design; analysing and shaping the city 20 credits, design 6: building in the city; enriching urban form through architecture 20 credits.
Study Semester Abroad - Architecture 60 credits
The aim is to provide students with a semester of study at an approved overseas partner that will replace one semester of their LJMU programme at level 5.This is a semester of full-time study at an approved higher education institution which will replace one semester of level 5 study at LJMU. The modules to be studied must be agreed in advance, and must be an appropriate substitute for the modules being replaced. Assuming successful completion of this semester, mark-bearing credit will be awarded by the Faculty Recognition Group. The grade conversion scale to be used will be made available in advance of the semester abroad.
Design Project Research - CDP 20 credits
To module will provide you with an understanding of research as a process for enabling the development of a thematic brief, to then be developed spatially as part of module 6121ARC or 6121INT. Alongside this, you will also develop your knowledge of architecture / interior architecture, its theories and contextuality with focus upon contemporary practice. This will help you to engage in analysis of architectural designs of this period and relate them to contemporary philosophical ideas and social phenomena. You will undertake contextual analysis and wider research to inform the initial stages of a Comprehensive Design Project module 6123ARC or 6123INT.
Integrated Design 3: Comprehensive Design Project 40 credits
This module guides students in creating a comprehensive design for a medium-sized building, drawing from various course modules. It assesses their abilities in areas such as site planning, landscaping, conceptual design, and technical strategies. This module represents the culmination of the degree program and requires a high level of individual interpretation, design skill, and technical resolution.
Practice and Legislation: Ethical design practice and building legislation 20 credits
This module aims to introduce you to the essential knowledge and discussion concerning the practice of Architecture. Emphasis will be placed on demonstrating in-depth skills in both thematic-led design and proven technical competence that are graduate standard and which graduates will confront within offices in their work placement year.
Integrated Design 2: Weather or not - explorations around climate 20 credits
Integrated design 2: supporting studies 20 credits, teaching and work-related learning, excellent facilities and learning resources.
We adopt an active blended learning approach, meaning you will experience a combination of face-to-face and online learning during your time at LJMU. This enables you to experience a rich and diverse learning experience and engage fully with your studies. Our approach ensures that you can easily access support from your personal tutor, either by meeting them on-campus or via a video call to suit your needs.
During Level 4, you will be introduced to fundamental tools and ideas that form the basis for the study of architecture. In parallel, the interpretation of themes and conceptual thinking will be established within the years overall focus of Form, Space and Light.
During Level 5, you will explore two core aspects of architectural thinking: Contextualism and Experimentation and complete a study trip to a city in Europe. You will also complete modules which will inform and aid your work in the design studio.
The final year, Level 6, focuses on environment, sustainability and ecology where architecture is seen as emerging from and responding to a holistic context of contemporary cultural and environmental programmatic issues. You will secure the skills and knowledge required to practice architecture via a creative but rigorous approach to design project work.
Support and guidance
Dedicated personal tutor, plus study skills support.
Independent design project work makes up 60% of this course, and so it is vital that you get the support you need to be able to fully develop your design skills. For this reason, you will be allocated a design tutor who will provide one-to-one teaching and support throughout each project.
The feedback system and the production of a personal development plan with a personal tutor are also designed to help you achieve your full potential, in both your studies and your future career plans.
Assessment varies depending on the modules you choose, but will usually include a combination of exams and coursework.
All students perform differently depending on how they are assessed, which is why we use a combination of assessment methods. Typically, you will be assessed on your design and research presentations (group/individual), written work (essays, reports etc), exams (seen/unseen), practical work (workshop abroad), and your portfolio. At the end of your studies there will be a one-to-one interview with an external examiner.
The type of feedback you will receive varies according to the module. For instance, design modules are reviewed twice with formal feedback given by a panel at the second review, and portfolio reviews are conducted at the end of each semester when you will work with your personal tutor to put together a personal development plan. This will address your strengths and weaknesses and help you develop your academic work as well as your career plans.
Our staff are committed to the highest standards of teaching and learning, what you can expect from your school.
Cross-disciplinary learning in art and design subjects takes place in the Liverpool School of Art and Design 's John Lennon Art and Design Building, based in the Mount Pleasant Campus. Here students studying a variety of disciplines, including Architecture, Art in Science, Exhibition Studies, Fashion, Fine Art, Graphic Design, History of Art and Museum Studies and Interior Architecture, will have the opportunity to develop their work in state-of-the-art workspaces and facilities within a stimulating and critically demanding environment.
Please choose your qualifications below to view requirements
Grades/points required from qualifications: ABB-AAB (128-136)
Gcses and equivalents.
Grade 4 or grade C or above in English Language, Mathematics and Science. GCSE Equivalences accepted: • Key Skills Level 2 in English/Maths • NVQ Level 2 Functional skills in Maths and English Writing and or Reading • Skills for Life Level 2 in Numeracy/English • Higher Diploma in Maths/English • Northern Ireland Essential Skills Level 2 in Communication or Application of Number • Wales Essential Skills Level 2 in Communication or Application of Number
ABB-AAB Minimum Number of A Levels: 3 Maximum AS UCAS Points: 20
Extended Diploma: DDM
Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications Pass overall with a minimum of 128 points
Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications
OCR Cambridge Technical
Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications. You need to obtain the required UCAS points from a related subject area.
Shortlisted applicants will be required to submit a digital portfolio
6.0 overall with no component below 5.5, taken within two years of the course start date. https://www.ljmu.ac.uk/study/courses/international-entry-requirements
Can this course be deferred?
Is a DBS check required?
Submission of portfolio required
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Please Note: All international qualifications are subject to a qualification equivalency check.
Application and selection
Securing your place at ljmu.
UCAS is the official application route for our full-time undergraduate courses. Further information on the UCAS application process can be found here https://www.ljmu.ac.uk/study/undergraduate-students/how-to-apply .
All short-listed applicants are requested to submit a digital portfolio - portfolio guidance.
Applicants are awarded an offer on the quality of their digital portfolio or work, and academic attainments.
We are looking for students with an enthusiasm for design, who wish to engage in the debate on the future of the built environment.
You should have a willingness to read around the subject widely. You should be willing to gain first hand experience of buildings, towns and cities and acquire information retrieval techniques, as you will be expected to read around the subject and draw upon your findings for essays and projects.
You would be expected to meet the criteria below;
- Critically aware of their surroundings
- Capable of discussing Art & Design issues
- The ability to analyse and reflectively criticise your work and the work of others
- Visual awareness
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