Blending together art and science, the Architecture MArch aims to extend your knowledge and prepare you for a career in building design.
This course is designed to develop the creative and professional skills required for a career in architecture. Focusing primarily on studio-based design projects the course should stretch your design imagination, develop your critical thinking, and help and support you with responding proactively to a wide range of complex challenges.
Why Coventry University?
An award-winning university, we are committed to providing our students with the best possible experience. We continue to invest in both our facilities and our innovative approach to education. Our students benefit from industry-relevant teaching, and resources and support designed to help them succeed. These range from our modern library and computing facilities to dedicated careers advice and our impressive Students’ Union activities.
Architecture at Coventry University is taught, using a range of academic and professional sources, as a liberal discipline that aims to be technically, professionally, socially, and environmentally sustainable. We place emphasis on architecture as a social practice and technical process that purposefully aims to span both science and the arts.
We provide an architectural education that deals with the complexities of architecture itself. Our teaching reflects the nature of contemporary architecture as an international field of creative inquiry and the course incorporates exploration, collaboration and the critical analysis of a range of inputs from differing sources. We provide you with the opportunity to gain knowledge, skills and confidence necessary for the role of the architect in a modern multidisciplinary building design process.
This is a modular course based primarily on design project work, supported by lectures and seminars that explore the cultural, technical and professional dimensions of architecture.
Why choose this course?
The course is designed to celebrate the distinctive nature of Architecture as a discipline which spans the sciences and the arts.
Studio based learning creates a holistic and integrated teaching and learning environment. Along with individual projects you will undertake collaborative projects with students on master’s courses in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, and the Faculty of Engineering, Environment and Computing. A wide range of workshop facilities will be available to you during lectures and also during independent study periods, subject to availability.
The course is informed by an advisory panel of practicing architects including lecturers with industry experience as well as guest lecturers, to ensure a strong and collaborative bond between practice and academia.
We actively provide opportunities for students on this course to engage in international collaboration through field trips, online interactive learning and opportunities for international exchanges (subject to availability, application, additional costs and meeting applicable VISA requirements).
The Architecture MArch encourages our students to be both curious and critical of the factors that shape the built environment. The structure of the course also reflects an integration of and consideration for human values that should help and support you with finding roles for architecture in contemporary society.