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Architecture (Joint Programme with CIT) MArch

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Course Code: CKR42 Full-time

Course Title: Architecture (Joint Programme with CIT)

College: Science, Engineering and Food Science

Architecture (Joint Programme with CIT)

Duration: 1 year Full-time

Teaching Mode: Full-time

Qualifications: MArch

NFQ Level: Level 9

Costs: 2017/2018 Irish/EU FEE €6,500; 2017/2018 Non-EU fee: €22,000. The course involves an overseas field trip in teaching period 1. The cost of this is additional to overall course in 2016/2017 was approximately €450 in total including flights and accommodation.

2017 Entry Requirements: 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; or (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. See also detailed entry requirements below

Closing Date: Now closed for applications for 2017/2018

Next Intake: 11th September 2017

Overview

The Master of Architecture Degree is a joint course between University College Cork and Cork Institute of Technology, and operates as a full-time course extending over 12 months. The course has been designed to provide a qualification in architecture under Article 46 of Directive 2005/36/EC, the Building Control Act 2007, and is required by the RIAI before starting a minimum period of post-qualification supervised practical experience in preparation for the RIAI Examination in Professional Practice, Registration and/or RIAI Membership.

During your study, you will be introduced to a diverse Programme, approached through creativity and scholarship, and where there will be significant opportunities to anticipate, speculate upon, and define new possibilities in the field of architecture. The established academic infrastructure and philosophy of CCAE is defined by a commitment to excellence in design, and consideration of wider cultural and theoretical phenomena. This framework is extended into the Masters Programme, where students will pose certain questions on the spaces and cities we inhabit, through a process of critical questioning and the dual acts of text and assemblage.

Central to enabling these investigations and explorations, will be the series of prominent academics and architectural practitioners contributing to this Programme.  You will be encouraged to participate in a stimulating academic environment. You will be required to address the wider problematics that are raised by changes in contemporary society, and provide clues as to how architecture might operate in such an environment.

Course Details

The course will consider the complex conditions and multiplicities of the contemporary city. We will speculate on the patterns of organisation, the accretion of historical strata, and the network of infrastructural connections, political and economic frameworks that define the twenty-first-century city. Our aim is to form architectural scenarios based on sets of contextual (mnemonic) outputs that bear witness to these strands of development, whilst at the same time defining something new, unexpected and ultimately challenging.

The course is intelligently paced and driven by a thematic framework. You will acquire a comprehensive set of skills that will help you to understand the role of the architect in shaping the modern city.

The course is arranged over three teaching periods during the academic year (September to September). You will take modules to the value of 90 credits. The MSc is made up of a range of 5, 15, 20 and 30 credit modules. Each of the taught modules will be examined by continuous assessment. The pass standard for passing each module is 50%.

Further information on the modules taken can be found on our postgraduate calendar

Detailed Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

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;

or

(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 Coordinator or their nominees who will assess the suitability of the candidate for the Cork Centre for Architectural Education Master of Architecture course. Please see MArch Portfolio Guidance Sheet (39kB) (39kB). Candidates may be called for interview.

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

If you are applying with Qualifications obtained outside Ireland and you wish to verify if you meet the minimum academic and English language requirements for this programme please click here to view the grades comparison table by country and for details of recognised English language tests

Application Procedure

Application for this programme is on-line at http://www.pac.ie/ucc. Places on this Programme are offered in rounds system. The closing dates for each round can be found here. For full details of the application procedure click How to ApplyAll required documentation must either be uploaded to your online application or sent in hard copy to The Postgraduate Applications Centre, 1, Courthouse Square, Galway.

SUPPLEMENTARY APPLICATION SUBMISSIONS

  1. All applicants are required to submit a portfolio of architectural design works. This should be submitted directly to Cork Centre for Architecture, or uploaded directly with your online application. For those submitting a hardcopy portfolio, please identify this submission with the following description, Master of Architecture- Portfolio Submission’ and send this for the attention of: Jason O’Shaughnessy, MArch Programme Director, Cork Centre for Architectural Education (UCC/CIT), 9-10 Copley Street, Cork, T12 FX25. Ireland. Please see MArch Portfolio Guidance Sheet (39kB) (39kB) for futher information on the requirements on this portfolio.
  2. All applicants are asked to fill in a supplementary information form as part of the applications process for this Programme. This form is available to view from here supplementaryquestionsckr42 (106kB).
  3. For applicants who have received less than a 2H2 in their Undergraduate Degree, and those from another Accredited Programmes (i.e students who haven’t completed their degree through CIT/UCC)- you will be required to submit two reference reports with your application.  Please click the following link for a template of this reference form: - MArchRef (141kB).

 

Course Practicalities

Each year we will adopt and visit a majorEuropean city. Specific scenarios or narratives for investigating these cities will be established at the beginning of each year, and will be explored under the direction of full-time academic staff, with contributions from practicing architects, guest critics and other contributors.

 

Assessment

Full details of regulations governing examinations for each module can be found in the UCC Book of Modules, 2017/2018.

 

Who Teaches This Course

The course will be led by Jason O’Shaughnessy, the MSc Architecture course leader, along with other core academic staff from CCAE. A number of international contributors, guest critics and lecturers will also be involved throughout the various teaching periods.

Contact us

E: Jason O Shaughnessy

P: + 353 (0)21 4298401
W: Website

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