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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.

The Master of Architecture is offered in two modes:

Master of Architecture full programme (DT9101): This is a full-time, three-semester, 90 ECTS, Level 9 programme leading to a post-graduate, professional degree in architecture, enabling students to practice as a graduate architect or continue to further (PhD) studies.  The programme is largely studio based, comprising a core Design Studio in each semester of 20 ECTS, supported by modules in the areas of research, professional studies, contemporary theory and practice of architecture and building performance.   

Master of Architecture advanced entry programme (DT9100): This is currently offered part-time over two semesters, comprises 30 ECTS at Level 9, and leads to a postgraduate degree in architecture, enabling students to focus their architectural practice and continue to further (PhD) studies or research. The programme embraces many relevant forms of research, including research by design, and is supported by modules in research studies and methods. 

Entry Requirements:

The Master of Architecture programme is open to a variety of candidate types from undergraduate accredited professional architectural programmes. 

The full programme Master of Architecture (DT9101) is offered internally to existing students from the Bachelor of Architecture, as well as to external national and international applicants from other Bachelor of Architecture and Bachelor of Science in Architecture programmes who have completed a minimum of 4 years (EU Notified) full-time study.

The advanced entry Master of Architecture programme (DT9100) is open to existing graduates holding a recognised Bachelor of Architecture degree or equivalent, nationally born or international.

For more detailed information on entry requirements, please see the table below or follow this link: Architecture Admission Criteria


Course Content

1) DT9101 Master of Architecture - Full Programme

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)

Semester 1 & 2

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).

For further information

Kevin Donovan (Programme chair)
Dublin School of Architecture
College of Engineering & Built Environment
DIT Bolton Street, Dublin 1 
T: 01 402 4076
E: kevin.donovan@dit.ie 

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

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply?

To apply for entry to the Master of Architecture programme at the Dublin School of Architecture, please complete the relevant online application form by the relevant deadline by using one of the following links 

DT 9101/M.Arch. Full Programme - APPLY

 

DT 9100/M.Arch. Advanced Entry - APPLY

 

In addition, please send copies of the information listed below in English to the Dublin School of Architecture School office (aileen.mullane@dit.ie) in order to process your application request:

  • 1 electronic copy of your CV (A4) max. 3 pages
  • 1 electronic copy of your portfolio (A3 or A4) max. 12 pages
  • 1 electronic copy of RPL record* & Evidence of Inquiry* 
  • 1 electronic 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/

Additional information may be requested. Applicants who hold qualifications from outside the EU will be asked to supply full details of their programme documentation in English translation

*see table of entry requirements above
**not required for Dublin School of Architecture, Bachelor of Architecture graduates since 2010

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 currently 6,675 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.

Please note that fees are subject to change annually by the Institute.

Are there scholarships or fees support available?

When does the programme meet?

The full programme cohort meets through the week and receives between 12 and 14 hours contact with lecturers each week across three modules per semester. The remainder of the learning hours required are conducted through self-directed independent study.

The advanced entry (part-time) cohort meets on a designated day in the week, during working hours, and receives, on average, 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.

Where does the programme meet?

In the Bolton Street campus of TU Dublin (Linenhall building). 

What is the time commitment required for the programme?

The full 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 advanced entry 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 at which point you will be invited to register.