This programme allows students of architecture to develop knowledge and skills at a postgraduate level which will equip them to work in the increasingly fluid worlds of architectural design, research and communication. It aims to provide students with common skillsets across these three modes of practice, supporting them to exercise critical judgement and leadership in a multi-disciplinary environment and multi-stage careers.
The Master of Architecture programme is delivered over three semesters on a full-time basis and is centered on a design studio in each one. The main studio modules are as follows:
Collaborative Design Practice, allowing students to produce design solutions as part of a team, using the vehicle of a complex ‘live’ project scenario;
Advanced Design, requiring students to produce a synthesised and reflective design project within the framework of a thematic studio group;
Architectural Design Research, allowing students to deepen their critical appraisal and representation of a specific body of work already generated by them (typically a project or portfolio arising from one of the previous studios).
These studio modules are complemented by a number of modules in the areas of research skills, architectural culture, professional studies and building performance, supporting both the studio projects and the student’s eventual integration into the workplace, in architectural design, research or communication.
The programme is offered to both current students of TU Dublin's Bachelor of Architecture programme who might be interested in specialisation at postgraduate level, and to external national and international applicants from a variety of accredited architectural programmes. MArch DT9101 will commence in September, 2019.
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This postgraduate course equips students to extend their architectural practice in the modes of design, research and communication.
Graduates of the Masters of Architecture programme may progress to PhD research, or to the Professional Diploma in Architectural Practice (DT119 PDAP), which leads to registration as an architect.
The School has many links with industry and professional organisations including the RIAI, the AAI, architecture practices, and public sector bodies such as the OPW and DCC.