NFQ Level 9, Major Award

(Joint Degree between University College Cork and Cork Institute of Technology)

The Master of Architecture is a full-time programme extending over 12 months from the date of first registration.

Candidates must meet the following criteria:

(a) Hold a BA/BSc (Hons) degree in Architecture, awarded on the equivalent of not less than 240 ECTS credits, from an accredited school of architecture, passed at Second Class Honours Grade II (2:2)or higher;


(b)* Holders of BA/BSc (Hons) Architecture degree with less than Second Class Honours Grade II (2:2) PLUS a period of work-based learning presented in the form of a portfolio of a standard equivalent to, or higher than, Second Class Honours Grade II.

* Note: In addition to the minimum criteria, all applicants are required to submit a portfolio of architectural design work to be evaluated by at least two of the following: Centre Director, Associate Director and Programme Co-ordinator or their nominees who will assess the suitability of the candidate for the Cork Centre for Architectural Education Master of Architecture course. Candidates may be called for interview.

Admission to the programme will be subject to the approval of the Cork Centre for Architectural Education.

Students take 90 credits as follows:

AT6011 Design Research: Cultures and Context (5 credits)
AT6012 Design Research: Technology Transformations (5 credits)
AT6013 Design Research Studio: Investigation and Formation (20 credits)
AT6014 Design Project (30 credits)
AT6015 Exhibition Design and Implementation (15 credits)
AT6016 Documentation and Dissemination of Design and Design Process (15 credits)

Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.

Full details and regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2019 Book and for each module in the Book of Modules 2018/2019.

Programme Learning Outcomes for MArch (NFQ Level 9, Major Award)
On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

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