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Architecture / Ailtireacht

DT9101 FT DT9100 PT

Introduction

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.

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

 

Course Content

1) DT9101 Master of Architecture - Full Time Programme

Application Deadline:

May 1st, 2018

 

Interviews will take place:

mid-May 2018

 

Duration of Study:

Three Semesters

 

 

 

 

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) Master of Architecture - Advanced Entry, Full Time (DT9101) + Part time Programme (DT9100)

Application Deadline:

November 25th, 2017

 

Interviews will take place:

December 5th & 6th 2017

 

Duration of Study:

One semester (Full Time) or

Two semesters (Part Time)

 

 

Semester 1

Architectural Design Research Studio 

20 ECTs

 

Research Methods

5 ECTs

 

Research Studies

5 ECTs

       

Assessment

All modules are assessed through assignments (including design studio projects).

Some modules other than Design Studio have seminar components – Architecture & Culture and Research Studies. Assignments in these components may be set to coordinate with the Design Studio and form integrated elements within the studio project. These are called ‘integrated’ assignments. The outcomes required in the integrated assignments are determined by the relevant module co-ordinators and are assessed in both modules.

Some assignments are more suited to stand alone assessments. Where assignments have no direct connection to studio they are called ‘parallel’ assignments. The nature and content of some theory modules and some components of theory modules make a written end of semester examination more appropriate.

Timetable / Hours

Available soon.

There are 12 teaching weeks, 1 review week, and two exam weeks in each semester.

For further information

Jennifer Boyer
Dublin School of Architecture
College of Engineering & Built Environment
DIT Bolton Street Dublin 1 
T: 01 402 4076
E: jennifer.boyer@dit.ie

E: aileen.mullane@dit.ie - for general enquiries

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply?

To apply for entry in to the Master of Architecture programme at the Dublin School of Architecture, please go to the Dublin School of Architecture website at:

http://www.dit.ie/architecture/programmes/postgraduate/dt9101dt9100masterofarchitecture/

and 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.

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 Advanced Entry cohort is January 23rd.

The start date of classes for the 2018/19 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 6 and 8 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 12 and 16 hours contact with lecturers each week across three modules. The remainder of the learning hours required are conducted through self-directed independent study.

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/