DT9101 / DT9100 Master of Architecture 

Programme Synopsis
Programme Structure
Entry Requirements
Programme Delivery
How To Apply 
Frequently Asked Questions

Programme Synopsis

The Master of Architecture is for students who wish to develop further knowledge and master a range of skills at postgraduate level in architecture. In the ever changing professional and industry landscapes, the Master of Architecture programme at the Dublin School of Architecture provides students with advanced knowledge and expertise to be agile professionals with an emphasis on the architect as practitioner, as researcher, and as educator. These three modes of practice are highly complementary in the field of architecture, and require common skillsets. The capacity to act in a leadership role and exercise critical judgment in a multi-disciplinary environment in the review of an architectural idea, for example, is central to this multivalent practice, whether it takes place in an architecture office, a teaching studio, a conference environment, a cultural or political forum or an architectural archive. Graduates often find that they straddle these modes of practice at different points in their career, and will increasingly do so as the architectural profession continues to develop outside of its traditional role. Therefore, the Master of Architecture programme is designed to emphasise skills and knowledge in the areas of architectural practice, architectural research, and architectural education in its broadest sense.

Programme Structure       

Our Master of Architecture programme is uniquely structured in that it offers participants a post-graduate professional degree in architecture which enables them to go on directly to PhD studies or practice as a graduate architect. The programme is a Level 9 Major Award under the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) with a one and half year duration of full time study (or up to one full time and one year part time study during the final semester).  It comprises a total of 90 ECTS.  The programme is largely studio based, comprising a core Design Studio in each semester of 20 ECTS and forms a continuum throughout the three semesters. The remaining modules which support the Design Studio learning and overall learning experience are in the areas of Research, Professional Studies, Theory, and Building Performance.

Entry Requirements         

The Master of Architecture programme increases DIT’s progression offering to existing students from the Bachelor of Architecture (internally). It also offers a variety of entry routes into the programme to external national and international applicants from other Bachelor of Architecture and Bachelor of Science in Architecture programmes having completed a minimum of 4 years full time study into Semester 1.

The Master of Architecture programme is open to a variety of candidate types from undergraduate accredited professional architectural programmes.  We recognise that there is a broad range of professionally accredited undergraduate architecture programmes which could lead to further study at Masters level.  Therefore, to offer clarity for applicants before applying to our Master of Architecture programme, we have established specific entry criteria and admissions requirements under each category as it relates to their undergraduate study in Table 1: M Arch Programme Applicants (see table below).

Category
of Applicants

Previous Academic Qualifications in Architecture

Years of
full time study completed

Entry Criteria & Requirements M Arch Programme Admission
1

DIT B.Arch Graduates
Qualified in the last 5 years (post 2010)

5 1.1 or 2.1 awards Advanced Entry
2 DIT B.Arch Graduates
Qualified in the last 5 years (post 2010)
5 2.2 or pass awards
Evidence of inquiry + interview + RPL record
Advanced Entry
3 DIT B.Arch Graduates
Qualified more than 5 years
5 Evidence of inquiry + Interview + RPL record Advanced Entry
4 DIT Dip.Arch Graduates 5 Evidence of inquiry + Interview + RPL record Advanced Entry
5 Other Irish B.Arch Graduates 5 Evidence of inquiry + Interview + RPL record + Certified Transcript Advanced Entry + possible prerequisites
6 Other EU B.Arch graduates 5 Evidence of inquiry + Interview + RPL record + Certified Transcript Advanced Entry +
possible prerequisites
7 Other Int. B.Arch graduates 5 Evidence of inquiry + Interview + RPL record + Certified Transcript Advanced Entry +
possible prerequisites
8 B.Sc.Arch graduates (incl. Erasmus) Ireland + EU 3 Evidence of inquiry + Interview + RPL record + Certified Transcript Semester 1 +
possible prerequisites
9 B.Sc.Arch graduates (incl. Erasmus) Ireland + EU 4 Evidence of inquiry + Interview + RPL record + Certified Transcript Semester 1
10 B.Sc.Arch graduates International 3 Evidence of inquiry + Interview + RPL record + Certified Transcript Semester 1 +
possible prerequisites
11 B.Sc.Arch graduates International 4 Evidence of inquiry + Interview + RPL record + Certified Transcript Semester 1 +
possible prerequisites

 

Programme Delivery

1) DT9101 Master of Architecture - Full Time Programme

Application Deadline: Friday, 24th November 2017  
Interviews will take place on: early December 2017  
Duration of Study: Three Semesters  
Application Form: Full Time Application Form  
     
Semester 1 Collaborative Design Practice Studio 20 ECTs
  Research Methods 5 ECTs
  Whole Life Design 5 ECTs
Semester 2 Advanced Architectural Design Studio 20 ECTs
  Roles in the Professional Context 5 ECTs
  Architecture & Culture 5 ECTs
Semester 3 Architectural Design Research Studio 20 ECTs
  Research Studies 5 ECTs
  Elective Options 5 ECTs

2) DT9100 Master of Architecture - Advanced Entry Part time Programme (DT9100)

Application Deadline: Friday, 24th November 2017  
Interviews will take place on: early December 2017  
Duration of Study:

Two semesters (Part Time)

 
Application Form: Advanced Entry Application Form  
Semester 1 Architectural Design Research Studio  20 ECTs
  Research Methods 5 ECTs
  Research Studies 5 ECTs

How To Apply

To apply for entry in to the Master of Architecture programme at the Dublin School of Architecture, please complete the relevant online application form above. In addition, please send hard copies of the information listed below to the Dublin School of Architecture School office in order to process your application request:

  • 2 hard copies of your CV (A4) max. 3 pages
  • 2 hard copies of your portfolio (A3 or A4) max. 12 pages (no physical models please)
  • 2 hard copies of RPL record* & Evidence of Inquiry* (Advanced Entry Students only)
  • 1 hard copy of your undergraduate Architecture programme transcript** (providing certified translation if not in English)
  • If English is not your first language please provide evidence of English language proficiency as detailed in the link below.  http://www.dit.ie/studyatdit/postgraduate/englishlanguagerequirements/
  • 100 euro cheque or bank draft payable to DSA Master of Architecture. The application fee is non refundable.

*see Table 1: M Arch Programme Applicants Admissions Criteria for further descriptions
**not required for Dublin School of Architecture, Bachelor of Architecture graduates since 2010

Please post the above information to:

Aileen Mullane
Dublin School of Architecture
Dublin Institute of Technology
Room 115, Linenhall
Dublin 1  

Please consult the deadlines below for each stage of the application process according to your selected option of study.  Offers of places on both the full time and part time programmes are subject to places available.


Frequently Asked Questions

How much are fees?

The full time M Arch fee is comprised of the Tuition Fee and Student Contribution Charge. The total fee for both is 6,450 euro per academic year for EU students and 12,500 euro per year for international students.

The full time and part time Advanced Entry M Arch fee is comprised of the Tuition Fee and Student Contribution Charge. The total fee for both is 3,135 euro per academic year.

*fees are subject to change annually by the Institute


Are there scholarships or fees support available?

We have a number of scholarships available for architecture students in our undergraduate programmes. Currently, there are no specific M Arch scholarships available for incoming students. With the support of our alumni and industry partners, we are hopeful that in future years scholarships to support postgraduate study in architecture will be available.

Fees support information can be found at the following links:


When does the programme meet?

The start date of classes for the 2017/18 semester 1 cohort is September 11th. There are 12 teaching weeks, 1 review week, and two exam weeks in each semester.

The Advanced Entry full time cohort receives between 8 and 12 hours contact with lecturers each week across three modules. The remainder of the learning hours required are conducted through self-directed independent study.

The Advanced Entry part time cohort receives between 2 and 6 hours contact with lecturers each week across three modules. The remainder of the learning hours required are conducted through self-directed independent study.

The full time cohort receives between 8 and 12 hours contact with lecturers each week across three modules. The remainder of the learning hours required are conducted through self-directed independent study.

See link to DIT 2017/18 Academic Calendar


Where does the programme meet?

In the Bolton Street DIT campus Linenhall building. 


What is the time commitment required for the programme?

The full time programme requires students to commit to a minimum of 600 learning hours in each semester. The full time programme is an intensive commitment and it is not recommended that students engage in employment outside of study hours.

The part time programme requires students to commit to a minimum of 300 learning hours in each semester. The part time programme is designed for students to be able to remain in employment while engaging in part time M Arch study.


How do I officially register?
 

Following the applications and interview process if you are accepted into the programme, you will be notified directly by the School in writing. If you accept your place, you will be sent a notification to register by the DIT Registration office. Please see link below for further information http://www.dit.ie/studentservices/registration/registerpaynew/

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