Master of Arts Architectural Interior Design, Year 2Interior design courses
Aims of the programme:
Part 2 (60 credits Dissertation)
Following completion of Part 1, Part 2 leads to the achievement of the Master’s Award Validated by Wrexham Glyndŵr University in partnership with and delivered by Inchbald School of Design
The research module is delivered through a series of tutorials following a module launch outlining the requirements of the dissertation stage. The module seeks to integrate theoretical knowledge with practical application of skills. To do this, the student will be required to negotiate and agree a topic for research and analysis and whether the learning outcomes are to be achieved through a written submission or a written submission with a related body of practical work. The dissertation may be up to be 15,000 words on a subject agreed in advance with dedicated tutors and the Course Director and will be described as submission by dissertation. A student negotiating a body of related practical work will be permitted to submit a smaller word count dissertation of minimum 5000 words with a notional learning time given to practice of 400 hours – this will be described as submission by project. Both submission by dissertation and project will be assessed against the same learning outcomes as theory and practice are fused. This proposal and negotiation stage will come under the control of the Faculty Committee for final approval and ratification.
Regular tutorial and seminar support is given throughout the module by the supervising tutors. Students are required to pursue their research as self-directed study and independent learning, with supervisors identified in relation to their specialist subjects and specific interests.
Students may amend, vary and change the subject area of their submission whilst in the initial stages of research. They are advised to consult one or more of the MA tutors in relation to any proposed change which must be recorded in a written tutorial record. It is made clear to students that the research undertaken in any given area may lead to a refinement of further investigation that can re-direct the thrust of the investigation.
Stage 1 Preparation of Dissertation proposal, identifying a suitable title and subject areas, prior to September following completion of the PG Dip stage.
Stage 2 September finalisation of scope of study, start of tutorial / research programme.
Stage 3 Draft preparations through October / November
Stage 4 Submission in the second week of December
Stage 5 Marking and Moderation/internal and external – January
Stage 6 Module and Progression Board February
- General course informationValidation
Wrexham Glyndŵr UniversityLength
Timing to be confirmedDays
Flexible 17 hours tutorial timeTimes
Flexible self-directed studyStudy Type
Full TimeStudent / Tutor Ratio
7 Eaton Gate, London, SW1W 9BACourse Director
Alan HughesCourse Administrator
- Subject Overview
Develop and critically analyse a negotiated subject to be agreed with the supervisor and generate a clear programme of research directed towards a defined end.
Demonstrate knowledge of relevant published research and augment, where appropriate, with additional sources of information such as, case histories, site visits, plans and associated documentation.
Reflect upon the selection, organisation, and integration of researched material to the emerging knowledge the subject, presenting a clear and informed argument and justifiable conclusion, in the presentation of their writing and practices.
Critically relate to the research experience to develop and express a personal view of the subject area relating to their work and personal design philosophy.
- Course Content
Self-directed content-specific to the student’s chosen thesis synopsis.
- Entry Requirements
Relevant previous academic qualification PG Dip
Upon passing Part 1 students may proceed to the Master’s Award Level which is Part 2 by completing a further 60 Level 7 HE credits through a supervised project.
All teaching is conducted in English and the following criteria may be required if English is not your first language: IELTS 6.5 (with no individual element below 6.0).
- Tuition Fees
£5,400.00 inc VAT
- Teaching Methods
Interior DesignWork Experience
Ongoing consultation on portfolio and employment during and after the course, CV and exhibition preparation during the course.Further study
Successful graduates will be eligible for further study at academic level 8.
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