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The programme at LJMU is a long standing and nationally respected programme that has been fully validated and externally accredited for over 30 years. The department has well established links with local and national professional bodies and close ties with a number of architectural practices, locally nationally and internationally. The course is located within a School of Art and Design alongside a range of other closely related visual arts programmes. This creates a unique and stimulating environment for staff and students providing varied sources of inspiration, the opportunity to share creative ideas between disciplines and access to specialist shared facilities. The department uses the dynamic city of Liverpool as a test bed for most of its project work whilst referring to international best practice. This is based on a clear philosophy to encourage students and staff to be internationally aware and is supported with a programme of study tours which visit places of relevance to studio design projects. Recently students have visited Barcelona, Copenhagen, Rome, Amsterdam and Berlin. The programme is a vocational programme fully validated by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the Architects Registration Board (ARB) to award RIBA Part 2 exemption to its graduates. Graduates of the programme have the opportunity to convert the award to the MA in Architecture or an MA in Architecture and Urban Design via further study (6 months full time of 12 months part time). Programme Outline Architecture is a diverse and dynamic course where you will work both in groups and individually, on theoretical and practical subjects, while focusing on your design projects. The course is structured in a way to allow you to take advantage of the unique opportunities offered by an post graduate architecture programme located in a dynamic and forward looking School of the visual arts. Cross programme collaboration is encouraged particularly in the ?Special Study? project in semester two and the Comprehensive Design Project in semester four. The programme is modular and spans two years (full time) or four years (part time). In each year you are required to gain 120 credits by undertaking a mix of modules components, each covering a specific subject. These modules are organised in sequence ensuring that you are prepared for gradually more complex tasks. The modules are reviewed annually to maintain their up to date context. The following is a summary of subjects studied during the two years post graduate course (In part time mode one semester equates to one year): Semester One - Theory, Design Studies, CAD Workshops and Management, Practice and Law Semester Two ? Specialist Study, Design Studies, CAD Workshops, Management, Practice and Law, Building and Case Studies. Semester Three - Urban Design Project and CDP Brief development, Theory, Best Practice Studies and Management, Practice and Law Semester Four - Comprehensive Design Project, Technical Workshops and Management, Practice and Law

The programme at LJMU is a long standing and nationally respected programme that has been fully validated and externally accredited for over 30 years. The department has well established links with local and national professional bodies and close ties with a number of architectural practices, locally nationally and internationally. The course is located within a School of Art and Design alongside...

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