Sushrut Shankar, MArch Architectural Studies, 2023.

Architectural Studies

Award
MArch in Architectural Studies
Location
Glasgow
School
Mackintosh School of Architecture
Applications
Apply directly to the School

Programme overview

The MArch in Architectural Studies programme is research and project driven with a multi-disciplinary input in the areas of seven specialist pathways. Throughout the course, students are supported to become independent thinkers, through the use of critical self-reflection and peer collaboration, both of which we see as central components to the learning experience. We aim to help our students identify their role as architectural thinkers, designers and makers within wider society. Students develop an Individual Research Project which is cultivated in three parts across the year through a series of core lectures and seminars, and balanced by focused reading of key literature related to their chosen pathway. Students will also have the opportunity to work outside their chosen pathway which enables students on the programme to gain a diverse perspective on areas of research and provides ground for shared discourse. Through rigorous research and investigation, we encourage our students to communicate through design, creating an architectural response to the ethical challenges facing the contemporary world. To compliment the individual research project students will also complete two electives. This includes the Core Research Elective and the GSA Elective which allows students to elect an area of interest from a large portfolio of courses delivered by all schools within GSA. All GSA degree programmes are validated by the University of Glasgow.

Jane Wright, Architectural Studies, 2023.

How to apply

More on how to apply for all of our postgraduate programmes.

Ramona Lindsay, Painting and Printmaking, 2023.

Application Guidelines + Digital Portfolio

Oliver Simpson, MSA Stage 4, 2023

This guide contains important information including entry requirements, English language requirements, the application process and sample portfolios.

Postgraduate Showcase

Join us for Postgraduate Degree Show - immerse yourself in our digital showcase of graduating students' work and see final year projects from students of this programme.

Chuan Du, MLitt Fine Art Practice, 2023.

Graduate destinations

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Information to Support You In Planning Your Learning

Information for future students on planning your budget, studio and workshop access, technical services, study abroad and exchange, library and further support.

Current Programme Specification

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Reading Lists

Visit the library for the specialist reading lists for this programme. Key resources are expected to be read/viewed by all students enrolled on this course during study. You can also find wider and suggested reading on the subject, with many of the contents available to read online once students have enrolled on the programme.

Weronika Siuda, Textile Design, 2018.

International Students + VISAs

As one of the leading art schools in the UK, The Glasgow School of Art welcomes international students to all of its programmes. The School offers an environment in which difference is encouraged and diversity of background and approach is valued.

Ka Ki Wong, MDes Photography, 2017.

Exchange & Study Abroad

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This programme participates in the Associate Student Scheme

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This programme is subject to validation

We review the content of our programmes regularly, making changes where necessary to improve the student experience and our graduate prospects.  This programme is being reviewed and is subject validation. You can read more about what ‘Subject to Validation’ means here.

Kate Timney, MLitt Art Writing School of Fine Art, 2023.