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Advanced Architectural Design MSc at Queen's University Belfast

The Advanced Architectural Design MSc programme at Queen's University Belfast encourages problem-solving, lateral thinking and engagement with design in a self-critical process.

School: Queen's University Belfast
Course: Advanced Architectural Design MSc
Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland
Course dates: September 2022 to September 2023
Application deadline: 30 June 2022

An innovative and personalised Master's programme for enthusiastic students with an undergraduate degree in architecture who wish to explore future opportunities in architecture, urbanism, design and creative industries.

This is a programme for engaged students who want to make the most of their time at Queen's. The work produced throughout the year will be a collaborative effort between you, your year group, our academics, and practising architects.

Because the course does not require you to meet the prescription for qualification, it encourages you to work both within and beyond the realm of conventional architectural practice. We would like you to push the boundaries of your imagination and architectural media.

You will work on modules including design, humanities, and technology, questioning norms in architecture throughout. You will complete a major thesis project, the topic and methodology of which will be self-directed. You will be able to use the thesis as a means to experiment with new ideas, technologies and media.

The course encourages lateral thinking, problem-solving, creativity and engagement with design in a self-critical process. It will address issues as diverse as our survival on the planet and alternative ways of thinking about what architecture can be and do.

Applications to this course have now closed.

Top image: project by Anna Crew, who graduated in 2021.

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