15 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: This module provides an opportunity to engage in autonomous study and research of a chosen area, informed by appropriate theoretical framework. The research can touch upon science, policy and theory as well as precedent studies. The study will consist of a well-illustrated essay based on a structured and critical review of research and practice in a selected area. This might take the form of a literature review identifying key areas in the topic chosen and summarising key findings to inform the decision and design making process. Alternatively the review maybe more orientated towards practice and comprise a well structured critical study of precedents; for example linking a series of projects or the work of a particular designer or design practice. This module forms part of the programme of study accredited by the Royal Institute of British Architects and the Landscape Institute.

Staff Contact: WOUDSTRA JAN
Teaching Methods: Tutorials, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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