Aims/Description: The MArch postgraduate dissertation is a critical written study on an architectural subject chosen by the student. It is seen as an opportunity to investigate an aspect of architecture in which the student is interested and would like to explore in more depth. The dissertation may involve original research and contribute to the subject area through reasoning and critical analysis. The dissertation is undertaken with expert advice from the staff. Students work under the guidance of individual tutors starting in the first semester of the 5th year.

Staff Contact: HICKLIN IAN R
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Tutorials, Independent Study
Assessment: Project work

Notes: This module, forming part of the BA (Hons) degree course in Architectural Studies, is recognised and approved by the Royal Institute of British Architects for exemption from Part 2 of the RIBA Examination in Architecture.

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