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BA (Hons) Architecture Develop your approach to architecture with one of the highest rated BA (Hons) courses in the UK. Your first three years at MSA give you a thorough insight into how architects work. It can prepare you for your year out in an architectural practice, which you must do before you continue on to your Bachelor of Architecture (BArch), or lets you take relevant, creative skills into the workplace. Key Facts * The School of Architecture is rated 7th in the UK in The Times Good University Guide for 2009. * Strong links with architectural practice in the Northwest and architectural practitioners involved with the teaching. * The course is jointly run by MMU and the University of Manchester. You will benefit from the considerable resources and expertise in teaching and research available in both institutions and receive an award from both institutions. You will study Year 1 gives you the opportunity to develop your architectural creative process through a series of studio design projects and skills workshops. The emphasis is on helping you begin to develop a way of thinking, working and designing as an individual designer with an understanding of human nature and spatial experience. During Year 2 you will further develop your design processes and critical thinking skills. Your skills will be tested through various projects using your own design solutions. You will gain an increased awareness of architecture within both rural and urban contexts. By Year 3 you will identify what contemporary architecture means to you. You will establish your theoretical position through a variety of projects leading to one major project where your design initiative and intuition is needed to formulate and communicate your architectural designs. Assessment Assessment is by project review, assignments, essays and written examinations. Professional Recognition Architecture education consists of five years of full-time study divided between two degrees. These are the three year BA (Hons) in Architecture followed by the two year BArch degree, which carry exemption from the Architects Registration Board (ARB) and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Part 1 and Part 2 respectively. On graduation from the BA, you normally undertake a year of professional experience in an architectural office under the direction of the School. This first experience of practice prepares you for your architectural education in BArch. Career Opportunities Graduates go on to work as architects for leading architectural and design practices. Alternatively, opportunities exist to undertake research for further postgraduate degrees.

BA (Hons) Architecture Develop your approach to architecture with one of the highest rated BA (Hons) courses in the UK. Your first three years at MSA give you a thorough insight into how architects work. It can prepare you for your year out in an architectural practice, which you must do before you continue on to your Bachelor of Architecture (BArch), or lets you take relevant, creative skills...

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