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MArch Architecture

2023 Details

Programme Commencing:

September 2023

Programme duration:

2 Years Full Time

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MArch Architecture

With academics following in the footsteps of architectural giants like Frank Lloyd Wright, Le Corbusier and Norman Foster, by winning the RIBA Royal Gold medal and the RIBA International Prize, UCD Architecture guarantees exposure to superlative pedagogy from globally acclaimed architects. Delivered by a School with over 100 years of experience, this elite Master of Architecture has RIAI & RIBA accreditation and has obtained international certification with NAAB.
This programme and the UCD School of Architecture has additional distinguishing features which make it an attractive and exclusive place to study:

  • Number 1 choice for Irish high-school leavers
  • Ranked in the top 50 Architecture Schools in Europe by Domus
  • Global recognition QS Top 100 in Planning
  • Accredited and internationally recognised teaching programmes
  • Vibrant doctoral programme
  • Research Excellence
  • Dedicated studio space for each student

Awarded International Certification by the National Architectural Accrediting Board, USA

Why UCD Architecture?

Architecture at UCD is highly attractive to students due to the exposure to world leading researchers and the significant career prospects.

  • O’Donnell + Tuomey, RIBA Gold Medal Winners 2015
  • UCD is ranked in the top 1% of higher education institutes worldwide.
  • Degrees with high employability with dedicated careers support.
  • Alumni & Adjunct Professors, Shelley MacNamara & Yvonne Farrell Grafton Architects, Winners of RIBA International Prize
  • Ireland’s largest and most international university.
  • Established in 1854 with 160 years of teaching and research excellence.

What will I study?

Stage 1 Core:

  • Design Technologies
  • Architectural Design
  • Research & Innovation in the Designed Environment

Stage 2 Core:

  • Professional Studies
  • M.Arch Dissertation
  • Masters Design Thesis
  • Comprehensive Design Studio
  • Reflective Portfolio Module

Stage 1 Options:
Chose two options from below

  • Realising Built Projects
  • Conservation History, Theory and Policy
  • Urban Design Theory (UDT)
  • Sustainable Building Systems
  • Sustainable Design & the Occupant
  • Introduction to Urban Design
  • Agency: Design / Build
  • Parametic Design
  • Irish Timber & Sustainability
  • Environmental Risk and Behaviour
  • Psychology of Landscape
  • Planning, Society and Diversity
  • Rural & Landscape Planning
  • Urban and Regional Development
  • Governing Nature

& WINNERS of the
Alumni & Adjunct Professors,
Grafton Architects

What past graduates have to say:

Entry Requirements:

Entry onto this flagship programme is highly competitive and requires a Bachelors Degree with a minimum upper second class honours (NFQ Level 8) or international equivalence in a relevant programme.
A full portfolio review and skype interview is compulsory.
Application and portfolio guidelines

Other courses of interest:

Masters of Landscape Architecture Environmental Policy MRUP Regional & Urban Planning MSc Urban Design & Planning

More Information:

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