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Bachelor of Architecture (BArch) A graduate degree for those who have completed the BA (Hons) Architecture course and the subsequent year in practice. The BArch programme is designed to encourage and support you to become independently creative, able to instigate your own projects and express your own architectural position and propositions. You develop these independent skills and propositions within the supportive and directed environment of studio units. Key Facts * This course is a two year full-time or four year part-time degree for students who have completed the BA (Hons) Architecture course and the subsequent year in practice (during which students can maintain regular contact with the School). * The School of Architecture is rated 7th in the UK in The Times Good University Guide for 2009. * The course offers a diverse selection of architectural studio projects based in a wide range of staff interests. * Opportunities for study exchange in Europe, America and Australia. * 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 The course comprises design studio, history and theory, technology, and management and professional studies. The studio course is taught in small research groups called units. Each of these approaches architecture from a different specialised position, including architectural philosophy, urbanism, the historical city, and sustainability. The units' agendas and programmes are driven by staff research and responses to contemporary events and issues. At the beginning of each academic year, the student will select from one of the School's seven or eight units. A student will normally expect to spend a year studying with a particular unit. The history and theory course is conducted through lectures and seminars. All students will write an 8-12,000-word dissertation to satisfy the requirements for this course. This is normally completed during the first year of the course. The technology component is taught through lectures, seminars and discussion with consultants. All students will be required to make a number of different submissions, including a written report, a powerpoint presentation, plus a detailed examination of a building proposal. The technology component is completed over the two years of the course. Professional Practice is supported by two lecture series. All students will be expected to make a written submission at the end of each series. Study tours take place each year related to the studio and there is the possibility for exchange under the Erasmus (Europe) and the American/Australian exchange programme in the first full-time year. Assessment Assessment is by project review, assignments, essays and written examinations. Professional Recognition The Bachelor of Architecture course satisfies the ARB/RIBA Criteria for Approval and thus provides exemption from their Part 2. Following successful completion of this course, students may then take a further year of professional experience before sitting the Examination in Professional Practice. The examination together with two residential preparation programmes satisfies the ARB/RIBA Criteria for Approval and provides exemption from Part 3, enabling students to qualify for registration with ARB as an architect and join the RIBA. Career Opportunities Most graduates work as architects in private practice, though others work for local authorities, government organisations, commercial companies or contracting organisations, or for research agencies. Some graduates undertake research for higher degrees. Opportunities may also exist to work in Europe or overseas. Mode Two years full-time or four years part-time, preceded by a year in practice

Bachelor of Architecture (BArch) A graduate degree for those who have completed the BA (Hons) Architecture course and the subsequent year in practice. The BArch programme is designed to encourage and support you to become independently creative, able to instigate your own projects and express your own architectural position and propositions. You develop these independent skills and propositions...

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