Master of Science Degree in Arts

Best 167 Master of Science Degrees in Arts 2017

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Master programs provides the same title for the degree - the Master. Postgraduate studies such as Masters of Science are shortened MSc. The Master of Science in Management program or the Master of Science of Management education are postgraduate programs in common management. This means that students receive an academic education with depth of reflection and abstraction. Masters usually can be classified as Master of Science (MSc) or the popular Master of Arts (MA). The Master of Science (MSc) usually is given for successfully achieving postgraduate programs with a science or technical point of convergence.

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MS, Instructional Design and Technology

Concordia University Chicago
Campus Full time 1 - 2  October 2017 USA Chicago

This MS degree will teach you how to design and improve instructional technologies, helping a range of organizations to improve their learning systems and the experiences of students or participants. [+]

Masters of Science (MScs) in Arts. MS, Instructional Design and Technology This MS degree will teach you how to design and improve instructional technologies, helping a range of organizations to improve their learning systems and the experiences of students or participants. You will gain an understanding of how different people learn and how to facilitate all forms of learning. These skills will help you impact the world; you could be designing technologies that affect everything from medical training to children’s educational apps. As technology continues to advance rapidly, graduates from this course will be immersed in the latest theories and techniques. With this qualification, you will be able to change the landscape of traditional education and training. Typical career paths for graduates include: Corporate trainer Performance improvement coordinator Educational technology specialist Director of instructional design technologies Curriculum designer Curriculum and instructional director Course Requirements Academic Entry Requirements: Bachelor’s degree from a U.S. equivalent, regionally accredited institution GPA earned 2.85 or above English Language Proficiency*: IELTS: minimum 6.0 or TOEFL: minimum 60 (internet-based) or Michigan Test: minimum 85 or Bachelor’s degree from international English-speaking university or advanced degree from a U.S. institution Official test scores should be provided. [-]

MSc Urban Design

Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
Campus Full time Part time 18 - 30  September 2017 China Suzhou + 1 more

The Master of Science in Urban Design educates you about shaping urban areas in the dynamic Chinese context and is taught across the Departments of Architecture, Urban Planning and Design. [+]

Overview The MSc Urban Design programme allows you to engage in the complex issues of urban space production in the dynamic Chinese context. It considers the interplay between spatial design and social, economic, environmental and political issues evident in a range of urban settings. It is taught across the Departments of Architecture and Urban Planning and Design to ensure that you receive an interdisciplinary perspective on the development of urban form. The programme is not limited to those with architecture or urban planning backgrounds, rather it is relevant for all interested in understanding the nature and production of spaces. Staff teaching on the programme offer varied perspectives both in terms of disciplinary approaches and spatial understanding. Graduates of this programme, as with all XJTLU masters degrees, earn a University of Liverpool degree that is recognised by the Chinese Ministry of Education. Modules Core modules: • Fundamentals of urban design • Place-making and urban design (studio) • Architectural theory and criticism • Urban design enquiry • Sustainable urban planning strategies • Dissertation. Elective modules: • Theory and practice of urban regeneration • Politics, society and participation • Spatial analysis and evaluation • Topics in architectural history • Heritage, historic districts, and conservation. Additional learning activity modules Careers Urban design plays an important role in the environmental, social and cultural factors that influence society and is crucial to building sustainable urban systems. Graduates of this programme can expect to pursue careers as urban or regional planners in public and private sector companies, developing plans for the use of land, helping to create communities, accommodate population growth, and regenerate facilities in urban areas. China's fast-paced development means that opportunities for graduates with urban design knowledge will be plentiful. Fees RMB 90,000 for the entire 18 month full-time programme. University tuition fees cover the cost of your study with us. Entry requirements: academic background An undergraduate degree (UK 2:1 or equivalent) in industrial design, engineering, architecture, urban planning and design, or another design-related discipline. English language requirements • IELTS: 6.5 (minimum of 5.5 in all sections) • TOEFL iBT: 90 (minimum of 21 in any skill) [-]

MSc Architectural Design

University of Greenwich
Campus Full time September 2017 United Kingdom London

This programme will encourage students to develop a speculative and experimental approach to architectural design through the use of advanced digital tools and techniques. It is designed for students of architecture and related disciplines, who wish to continue their academic, intellectual and professional skills beyond the requirements of their professionally recognised qualification. [+]

Masters of Science (MScs) in Arts. The MSc in Architectural Design is run by Professor Neil Spiller and Head of Department Nic Clear; the programme encourages students to develop a speculative and experimental approach to architectural design through the use of advanced digital tools and techniques. It is aimed at students of architecture and related disciplines, who wish to continue their academic, intellectual and professional skills beyond the requirements of their professionally recognised qualification. The programme aims to address and redefine new trends and knowledge in the field of architecture and offers a postgraduate design framework strongly supported by theoretical components. Teaching is by members of the AVATAR (Advanced Virtual and Technological Architecture Research) group students who are encouraged to develop a personal focus and independent research position within the programme framework. It is particularly geared towards students who wish to go on to study at MPhil/PhD. The programme is not validated by a professional body and does not provide exemption from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Part 2 professional examination or from the Architects' Registration Board (ARB) Part 2 prescript. The Department is based in a new state of the art building designed by the award winning architects Heneghan Peng; it is equipped with fourteen rooftop landscapes, cutting edge digital workshops, extensive design studios, a world-class library and two gallery spaces. Our building is located in the heart of Greenwich, the newest addition to a suite of magnificent buildings that occupy the UNESCO World Heritage site and the location of the Greenwich Prime Meridian. The aims of the programme are: To develop research concerning the impact of advanced technology on architectural design, and to contribute on a discussion on issues such as aesthetics, philosophy and cybernetics To concern itself with the technologies of virtuality (exploring fully immersed, mixed and augmented environments); time based digital media (film, video and animation), nano and bio technology (micro-landscapes and architecture, ethics, sustainability and ecology) including reflexive environments and cybernetic systems Contents Students are required to study the following compulsory courses. Master Project (60 credits) Advanced Architectural Design 01 (Project Themes) (40 credits) Architectural Thesis (40 credits) Theories of Architectural Design (20 credits) Future Representations (20 credits) [-]

MSc in Architecture

USI Università della Svizzera italiana
Campus Full time 24  September 2017 Switzerland Lugano

L'Accademia di Architettura di Mendrisio aims to create the new architect, capable of taking on the developements that have occurred in the profession in an effective way. [+]

Goals and Contents The Master of Science in Architecture offers the opportunity to acquire the most advanced theoretical knowledge and operative skills for the practice of contemporary architectural design. Architectural design is taught through its disciplinary foundations and is closely related with technological innovation, environmental issues, models of territorial management and the themes of restoration and reestablishment of the historical, architectural and environmental heritage. The objective the Master pursues is to train professionals who, on the basis of the acquired awareness and in-depth knowledge of the complexity of current architectural practice, are competent both to carry out the functions of direct architectural design and to coordinate the different specialists involved in professional projects. The study programme consists of a series of theoretical lectures and design studios dedicated to arguments and methods of architectural design in its different forms (housing, services industry, culture, etc.) and scales (from interior design to the architectural structure, all the way up to the urban and territorial plan). The programme draws on three different but correlated teaching approaches. The first consists in theoretical courses pertaining to the methodological, technological and historical knowledge that will enable future architects to explore critically central themes of contemporary architectural culture. The second approach is embodied in the so called "horizontal design studios" and combines theoretical consideration with practical design work carried out on individual case studies. The third approach entails, each semester, the choice of a design studio which focuses on a specific project typology, whether architectural or urban. The last semester is entirely dedicated to the drafting of the final thesis, which consists in a project that is related to a topic chosen by the design studio professor. Although each professor chooses a different topic to be developed by his students, all concern a specific site selected by the school. Graduates are qualified to practice architecture as independent professionals or working with large architectural firms. Thanks to the acquired skills, which cover the whole project process and the different scales of intervention, graduates are prepared for the elaboration of projects ranging from the preliminary project to the working drawings.... [-]


MSc in Applied Digital Media

Griffith College
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 4  September 2017 Ireland Dublin + 1 more

Aiming for a career in a multimedia or professional media environment, or want to enhance your skills? This practical course prepares you for an exciting career in digital media. [+]

Masters of Science (MScs) in Arts. Aiming for a career in a multimedia or professional media environment, or want to enhance your skills? This practical course prepares you for an exciting career in digital media. If you are aiming for a career in a multimedia or professional media environment, or want to enhance your skills, then this programme will be suitable for you. You will learn by doing through varied and interesting practical course work. This course prepares you to produce professional media work to a high standard and build your own creative portfolio of work. Digital content is a thriving sector with tremendous enterprise and creative potential for Ireland. It includes the creation, design, management and distribution of digital products and services. There is a growing demand for high-level skills in digital media and eBusiness. In photography, video, audio, animation, the Internet, in design and in multimedia presentation, a knowledge of creative media software applications is key to productivity and success. This programme teaches how to create multimedia applications using digital technology About this course Our Postgraduate Diploma/MSc in Applied Digital Media is designed to provide a direct progression route from an undergraduate Bachelors degree to Masters Level in digital media technologies for recent graduates. It also enables those currently working in the industry to continue their professional development. This course is a cross-faculty postgraduate programme that uses the strengths of Griffith College in the areas of Computing, Media, Design and Business. Our team of media experts and tutors have a proven track record in helping students attain their personal and educational potential. If you hold a degree in one of these disciplines (or another related discipline), this course will provide you with advanced skills and expertise in the development of, and content creation for, digital media systems. If you work in this field already or want a related career, it will help you sharpen your existing skills. There are eight mandatory modules that cover core concepts and techniques. You will also choose two electives from a menu of seven additional modules. Structure Mandatory Modules Business of Digital Media Interaction Design Multimedia Programming Game Design and Development Research Methods Digital Media and Society Visual Communication Web Authoring Elective Modules Desktop Publishing eLearning 3D Modelling & Animation Server Side Web Development and Databases Video Production Digital Storytelling Theories and Principles of Animation From Postgraduate to Masters Following successful completion of these modules, students are awarded a Postgraduate Diploma. They can then undertake an additional dissertation module, which leads to a Masters Degree in Applied Digital Media. The full time programme is delivered over 3 semesters, as outlined below. The part time programme is delivered over 4 semesters, covering the 10 topics as per the full-time programme. Griffith College’s Computing Faculty flexibility - we arrange timetables that are student oriented to suit your personal and professional requirements. Entry Requirements Candidates applying for this course should have a Level 8 honours degree 2:2 or above in any discipline or international equivalent and/or relevant work experience. Fees Campus: Dublin Study Mode: Full-Time EU living Ireland: EUR 6,550.00 EU living Abroad: EUR 8,000.00 Non EU living Ireland: EUR 11,000.00 Non EU living Abroad: EUR 11,000.00 Study Mode: Part-Time EU living Ireland: EUR 6,550.00 How to Apply To apply for the Msc in Applied Digital Media please submit an online application A member of our admissions team will then be in contact with you to request to following documents: A copy of your undergraduate degree transcripts A copy of your passport or driving licence Career Progression Following successful completion of this programme, students will be qualified to work as designers and creative directors in a variety of cross-disciplinary industries (e.g. publishing and the creative arts). They will be able to work effectively as team leaders/managers in the creative media industry, as well as for innovative multimedia projects that involve cross-media content and platforms. Other careers include content/information managers, industrial and academic research, multimedia systems developers, innovative media practitioners, and as entrepreneurs, capable of developing an innovative idea into a full development opportunity. [-]

MSc Architecture and Environmental Design

University of Westminster - Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This interdisciplinary and international course will provide you with skills that can be applied to diverse building typologies and global climatic, environmental and contextual issues. On completion of this course you will have a thorough understanding of the principles and methodology of environmental design and will develop critical thinking skills to challenge established practices. [+]

The global environmental and energy challenge facing current and future generations of architects and building professionals calls for a deeper understanding of the principles of environmental design, and their effective application into architectural practice worldwide. Over the last decades Environmental Design as a subject area has developed, responding to new research and experimentation, both in academia and in practice. However, buildings claiming to be environmentally conscious do not perform to the expected standards, still heavily contributing to global CO2 emissions and often providing unsatisfactory comfort conditions to occupants. The same can be said for the existing built environment which is largely outdated and underperforming, requiring urgent implementation of effective retrofit strategies. This is due to a lack of comprehensive performance prediction and feedback protocols, which are still not common practice in architectural design. Course content Students on this course will take a fresh critical look at this subject. Here you will gain the knowledge and tools to make informed design decisions based on post-occupancy feedback and performance analysis, towards a new paradigm of environmental architecture, which is environmentally and energy conscious, yet sensitive to the contextual and socio-cultural landscape we live in. You will learn environmental design methods which relate to the various stages of architectural design. You will be able to evaluate existing buildings and design new ones following a combined bioclimatic and building occupant focused approach. In the core design modules you will follow an evidence based design approach where the acquisition of specialised software and analytical tools will be directly applied to an evaluation or design project. Architecture and Environment Design MScThis interdisciplinary and international course will provide you with skills that can be applied to diverse building typologies and global climatic, environmental and contextual issues. On completion of this course you will have a thorough understanding of the principles and methodology of environmental design and will develop critical thinking skills to challenge established practices. You will hold the knowledge and the practical tools to better understand existing buildings for retrofit and to design new ones – positively driving change in this field and moving towards a truly environmentally conscious architecture. The course covers both the wider contextual and sustainable approach to environmental design, and the more technical aspects of environmentally and energy conscious building design and performance. As well as taught modules, you will take design-based modules where you will apply quantitative and qualitative analysis to the study of existing built environments and to new design projects. Core modules Evaluation of Built Environments You will be involved in practical workshops on the use of tools and on the development of analytical methods, which will be directly applied to a design studio project on the evaluation of case studies. In this module you will learn about climate and microclimate analysis and fieldwork methods for the measurement of environmental and energy parameters, thermal comfort surveys and post-occupancy evaluations. Principles of Environmental Design You will look at the principles of passive solar design and strategies for bioclimatic architecture (eg enhanced thermal performance of building envelope, solar control, natural ventilation, day-lighting, passive solar heating and cooling etc). The module will provide, through practical experimentation and laboratory exercises, fundamentals of building physics, energy and environmental foundations, including heat exchange and energy balance of buildings, and thermal and visual comfort. Theory and History of Environmental Design You will look at ethical and environmental drivers of environmental design; climate change, energy conservation and economy; standards and regulations; history of environmental design; and its various past and present definitions. Environmental and Energy Modelling You will undertake software workshops and design application of dynamic thermal modelling, Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD) modelling and day-lighting. The software used will be tailored to the various stages of the design process and will range from climate data analysis to daylighting and thermal modelling. These will be directly applied to a design studio project running in parallel to the workshops. Amongst the software used are Rhino, Grasshopper, Ladybug, Radiance, Daysim, TAS and Autodesk CFD. It is recommended that students familiarise themselves with Excel, Rhino and Grasshopper prior to the commencement of the course. Thesis Project You will explore advanced topics and contexts of research applicability. The topic chosen can depend on your individual interests and aspirations, ranging from analytical projects to design proposals. The module will provide you with the background on research methods and advanced technical skills appropriate to your topic of choice. Dissertations can be formulated as a written thesis or as a hybrid written and design-project thesis. Course-specific entry requirements Generally, a good undergraduate degree (i.e. First or Upper-Second Class Honours) in Architecture or a related subject within the context of the construction industry and built environment disciplines. Applicants with qualifications in other subject areas which may be relevant to the award are encouraged to apply, each case being considered on merit. You will need a portfolio of work, or comprehensive, and a personal statement which clearly articulates why you wish to study for the award. You will need fluent written and spoken English to study at postgraduate level. If your first language is not English, you will need an IELTS score of at least 6.5 (or equivalent). The University offers pre-sessional summer programmes if you need to improve your English before starting your course. Associated careers This course will give you skills which can be used both in architectural practice and in environmental design consultancy. The research issues explored in your final thesis project could also lead to further research and an academic career through the path of a PhD degree in a number of related fields. [-]

MSc in Landscape Architecture

Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen
Campus Full time September 2017 Denmark Copenhagen

As an MSc in landscape architecture and urban design, you shape the future urban environments and housing areas, parks and landscapes, so that they provide excellent human and natural settings for many years to come. [+]

Master of Science (MSc) in Landscape ArchitectureAs an MSc in landscape architecture and urban design, you shape the future urban environments and housing areas, parks and landscapes, so that they provide excellent human and natural settings for many years to come.

The programme is offered in English.

During the two-year MSc programme in Landscape Architecture you work with design, planning and analysis, in order to create attractive, varied and sustainable urban areas and landscapes which people use actively and thus bring to life.

When studying for an MSc in Landscape Architecture, you specialise in landscape planning, green space management or urban design. Within these fields you learn to undertake programming, planning, design and management at local and regional scales, developing competences in architectural method, natural and social sciences.... [-]


Master of Science in Game Design

Full Sail University
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Winter Park

The program’s specialized courses focus on core concepts in teamwork, project development, design and prototyping, and usability, as well as a grounding in different types of software. [+]

The video game industry is expanding into a variety of areas, reaching a broader audience than ever before. Big-budget genres such as first-person shooters, online role-playing games, rhythm games, and sports titles provide gamers with sophisticated gameplay, graphics, and storylines that could hardly have been imagined a decade ago. At the same time, the indie game space is rich with titles exploring a variety of unique themes and mechanics, and the social, mobile, educational, and simulation markets are becoming increasingly visible and profitable. The gaming industry relies on the combined talents of producers, designers, artists, programmers, and usability and quality assurance experts to create games to meet the tastes of these diverse audiences. Full Sail’s Game Design master’s degree program is designed to prepare students with the leadership skills and knowledge needed to pursue roles in many aspects of the development process, shaping the next generation of innovation in gaming. The program’s specialized courses focus on core concepts in teamwork, project development, design and prototyping, and usability, as well as a grounding in different types of software. Through this curriculum, you’ll learn practical applications of the game development process from both the technical and managerial sides. In the final months of the program, you’ll bring that balanced knowledge together as you work toward your capstone. You’ll take part in an immersive game development experience within Full Sail’s professional-level studios in which you’ll work in teams to craft client and student-driven projects for a variety of platforms. As you explore core development roles, and experience what it means to lead and participate within teams throughout different stages of the process, you’ll build the skills and knowledge required of development and management roles at a game studio. [-]

Master of Science in User Experience Design and IT Architecture

Jönköping University
Campus or Online Full time September 2017 Sweden Jönköping

This two years Master’s programme will provide knowledge on transforming enterprise objectives into a creative user experience and delivering a supportive IT architecture. [+]

Masters of Science (MScs) in Arts. This two years Master’s programme will provide knowledge on transforming enterprise objectives into a creative user experience and delivering a supportive IT architecture. User experience in ever changing environment Personal devices such as tablets, smartphones, and wearables are replacing desktop computers at the workplace and in the home. Work is often done on the go, in a mobile and ever changing environment – switching from one device to another and moving first from the office to the bus stop, and then home. Since the emergence of the iPhone, user experience design has become central to making our interactions with all kinds of digital devices functional, productive, and inspiring – thus raising expectations when we use business IT systems. IT architectures fuel cross-channel, mobile, and cloud-based solutions. Companies and individuals move their data to the cloud, they use software as a service (SaaS), and they engage both socially and commercially via the Internet. Meanwhile, in the workplace, manufacturers have introduced intelligent robotics to automate production. Rethinking of the way IT solutions are designed and architected The underlying information systems supporting this shift are changing too, introducing new constraints and goals. This requires a new mindset, a rethinking of the way IT solutions are designed and architected to transform enterprise objectives into a creative user experience and to deliver a supportive IT architecture. This masters will equip you with knowledge and skills to tackle these challenges. You will learn user experience design, IT architecture and enterprise architecture. You will be able to design and develop mobile and server-side solutions, as well as learn to master the fundamentals of service design and cloud computing. After graduation With this Master's degree you will be prepared to work in various roles such as user experience designer, interaction designer, information architect, IT architect or IT strategist, cloud solution architect, or enterprise architect. You will also be prepared for doctoral studies. Courses within the programme Courses are preliminary and may be subject to change. Year 1 Industrial Product Realisation: Process - Methods – Leadership 9 credits User Experience Design 6 credits Information Architecture and Semantic Technologies 6 credits Development for Mobile, Wearable and Smart Devices 6 credits Enterprise Architecture and IT Architecture 7.5 credits Entrepreneurial Governance of IT 7.5 credits Cross-Channel User Experience and Service Design 6 credits Development of Server-side Solutions 6 credits Product Development in Cross-discipline Teams 1 6 credits Year 2 Industry Placement Course 9 credits Elective course: Cloud Computing and Data Analytics 6 credits Software Engineering - a Product Perspective 6 credits Product Specification and Requirements Management 6 credits Product Development in Cross-discipline Teams 2 9 credits Final Thesis Work, Master 30 credits Facts Credits: 120,0 ECTS credits Level: Master's Rate of study: Full-time Place of study: Campus-based Language: English Start date: Autumn 2016 Requirements: The applicant must hold the minimum of a bachelor's degree (ie. the equivalent of 180 ECTS credits at an accredited university) with at least 90 credits in informatics, computer science, computer engineering, interaction design (with relevant courses in web programming), or equivalent. Proof of English profiency is required. [-]

MSc Interaction Design and Computing

University of Westminster - Faculty of Science and Technology
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3  United Kingdom London

This course has been designed to produce hands on professionals with a broad range of career possibilities in the digital economy, either working as designers, developers, managers or starting an enterprise. [+]

This course has been designed to produce hands on professionals with a broad range of career possibilities in the digital economy, either working as designers, developers, managers or starting an enterprise. This sector is expanding rapidly in all areas, with major social media companies now trading on the stock exchange with revenues of billions of dollars and applications like WhatsApp selling for $19 billion. Companies are spending billions on their online and digital strategies, on mobile optimised websites, applications and content like videos, the demand for skilled professionals who can deliver these strategies continues to grow. The course has been designed to address the needs of these emerging areas, and ensure graduates can adapt to the changing needs of the sector. We have excellent links within the multimedia industry, and many companies and experts have visited the Faculty in previous years to give presentations, including MPC, Sky, Apple and Adobe as well as companies looking to recruit students after finishing the Masters. The Multimedia MSc hosts teachertrainingvideos.com, a comprehensive repository of freely accessible multimedia training videos to which the teaching team have been significant contributors to the site over the last few years. This site has become one of the biggest Open Educational Resources (OER) sites for multimedia on the internet and was funded by JISC. Course content The course emphasises the key multimedia principles, theories and concepts, as well as exposing you to the industry standard languages and tools including scripting languages, HTML, AJAX, and Xcode. You will examine a number of areas, including human computer interaction and the user experience, project management, web development, scripting for interactivity, and analytics. The course will enable you to develop the knowledge and skills required in a number of careers as well as preparation to continue to a PhD. Core modules MULTIMEDIA MANAGEMENT This module gives you a broad understanding of the planning and organisation that goes into developing a product. You will work with a real client, taking the process right through from an initial pitch to the execution of a prototype, providing you with practice in many of the key tools and concepts used in project management. MULTIMEDIA SCRIPTING FOR INTERACTIVITY You will develop and implement an interactive application, using an industry standard development environment and object-oriented scripting language. You will organise and plan the production of the prototype, with an emphasis on the approach taken to coding. PROJECT The project is an extended piece of supervised independent work relevant to the field. This can be either undertaken as a work-based project or on a topic proposed by the student or faculty. RESEARCH METHODS AND PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE You will strengthen your skills for the research and industry needs of the course, the final project, and for your future career and study. The module guides your personal development plan towards the professional requirements of the discipline, and covers methods of critical evaluation, gathering and analysing information, and preparing and defending a project proposal. USER-CENTRED INTERFACE DESIGN The module will explore the foundations of user-centred interface design and the user experience through applied theory. You will be introduced to the importance of the Human Computer Interaction discipline, and the need to consider both the cognitive and interaction perspective. Building from this you will explore related issues such as design, interaction, globalisation, accessibility and navigation. Course-specific entry requirements The course is open to computer literate graduates with a good first degree (minimum Second Class Honours) or equivalent in a related discipline such as graphic design, computer science, digital imaging or journalism. Alternatively you may have in-depth work experience in a related field, or already be employed in the sector and are undertaking the programme to further enhance your career plans. The relevance of your first degree or industrial experience and suitability for the course will be usually determined by interview and, where relevant, portfolio. If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 6.5. Associated careers Graduates may find employment in digital agencies, corporate environments (marketing, communications, IT and training), educational institutions, the media and film industry, and in entertainment. Possible roles include mobile app and web developer, project/production manager, web analytics analyst, and user experience designers. We have excellent links with the multimedia industry (particularly in education), and previous graduates have been employed by companies such as 2Simple, 20:20 Media, Moving Picture Company, Oxford University Press, and Tiscali. Successful graduates may also apply for a research degree in a relative area. [-]

Master of Human Settlements (Leuven)

KU Leuven - University of Leuven
Campus 90  September 2017 Belgium Leuven

The Master in Human Settlements addresses rapid urbanization in the developing world and contemporary urban transformations within the scope of sustainable development. The programme aims to provide insight into the problems of human settlements as related to rapid change and to the interaction between modernity and tradition, formal and informal city-making. [+]

Masters of Science (MScs) in Arts. The Master in Human Settlements addresses rapid urbanization in the developing world and contemporary urban transformations within the scope of sustainable development. The programme aims to provide insight into the problems of human settlements as related to rapid change and to the interaction between modernity and tradition, formal and informal city-making. What's the Human Settlements about? Architecture, urbanism and spatial planning are the core disciplines of the programme. Contributions from economics, geography and anthropology, among others, complement this core. The structure is organized around: Introductory courses Core courses Design Studios Optional courses Master's thesis (research- or design-based) Design studios form an important part of the programme, a status reflected in their credit load. They are organized as two full days of work on Mondays and Tuesdays to provide an intensive and immersive working environment, as occurs in most professional practices. They also are courses where a balance between teamwork and individual contribution is developed, since students are subdivided in small but mixed groups from inception. Core courses are related to the studios themselves, whereas for students selecting a more research-oriented trajectory in line with the programme's profile supporting courses are organized for the elaboration of a research Master's thesis. International Study trips to various destinations are organised throughout the academic year as a compulsory part of the MaHS programme. You will be able to observe and experience the area being studied and will have a unique opportunity to link your theoretical knowledge to daily practice and fieldwork. The trips include visits to sites, lectures by local experts and a range of assignments. Recent study trips in Europe have been made to: Paris-Lyon (France) Amsterdam-Rotterdam (the Netherlands) Zurich-Frankfurt (Switzerland/ Germany) London (UK) In addition, one-day visits within Belgium (Brussels, Antwerp, Ghent) are organised to support courses and provide an understanding of current trends in Belgian urban transformation. Moreover, as a key feature of the MaHS programme, a study trip and studio-related fieldwork sessions are offered in a non-Western context. You will be given the opportunity to travel for a two-week period to a non-European studio context for fieldwork and visits to best practices sites and other relevant sites. Spotlight The programme is taught by professors belonging to as well the Department of Architecture as the Faculty of Engineering Science. They cultivates research in the fields of architecture, urbanism and urban design, conservation, and spatial planning. The Postgraduate Centre for Human Settlements, renamed the MaHS MaUSP Centre in 2005, is known by specialists worldwide and has a remarkable history spanning over almost 40 years. Its activities have been broadened to coordinate both the Master of Science in Human Settlements and the Master of Science in Urbanism and Strategic Planning. Other activities include a doctoral programme, capacity-building projects and consultancy on human settlement policies and projects. The programme occupies a unique position within educational landscape of Belgium and internationally, including a long tradition and forthcoming 40-year jubilee. It has a strong research basis, with an emphasis on the scientific underpinning of the discipline of human settlements, the central role given to space as a resource (in urban transformations) and as a medium of integration. The MaHS knows a diversity of incoming students, both in terms of geographic origin, and in terms of professional/educational backgrounds. There is a broad network of alumni and a sound reputation fostering an active system of collaborations supporting the selection of design studio topics, Master's thesis topics, etc. (examples: UNRWA; UN-Habitat Asia + Arcadis Shelter Program; etc.) and a credible reputation as international research partner. The quality and quantity of visiting faculty and international speakers as part of lecture series, studio juries and showcase events such as World Urbanisms, provides one of the strengths of the programme. Synergy between MaHS - MaUSP - EMU Interdisciplinary collaborations with anthropology, geography, etc. This is an Advanced Master's programme and can be followed on a full-time or part-time basis. Is this the right programme for me? The programme aims to provide insight into the problems of Human Settlements as related to rapid change and to the interaction between modernity and tradition, formal and informal city-making. It also aims to strengthen capacities to tackle the growth of spontaneous settlements and the design of large scale projects in a complex urban context with up-to-date insights and techniques. Its graduates have a thorough understanding of the dynamic and multifunctional aspects of the built environment, they have the skills to devise interventions that are context-responsive and sustainable and are at ease in moving back-and-forth between academic theory and day-to-day professional practice. Applicants with some years of relevant professional experience will be preferred. Students aim at preparing themselves for a possibly international career in the field of human settlements. Objectives The discipline of human settlements encompasses aspects of architecture, urban design and spatial planning and deals with the problems of the built environment in the context of dynamic change. It approaches the built environment from a perspective of sustainable development and emphasizes in that respect the resourcefulness of space. Historically, the discipline of human settlements mainly focuses on developing countries. The 60 credits programme in human settlements is taught by internationally respected specialists from both academic and professional spheres and targets experienced professionals and postgraduate students with an international, intercultural and interdisciplinary background. The programme aims to give students a solid scientific basis and the necessary research skills in the various disciplines within the broad field of human settlements. The programme is carried out in an intercultural and interdisciplinary environment and provides students with the capacity: - to operate independently and critically at a high level within the field of human settlements, - to contribute significantly to (sustainable) development by applying context-responsive approaches - including the cultural dimension of context - to construction and local development challenges. These core objectives can be translated into the following learning outcomes: 1. Graduates have gained a deep understanding of the dynamic and multifunctional aspects of the built environment through critical analysis of scientific and design approaches to the professional field of urban design and spatial planning, complemented with approaches in architecture and construction, thereby transcending conventional professional boundaries, and accentuating concepts of sustainable development. 2. Graduates understand the approaches and possibilities of related disciplines such as urban geography, social and cultural anthropology, material culture and urban sociology and can relate these disciplines to human settlements. 3. Graduates have strengthened their capacity to deal professionally with problems of human settlements, particularly as they relate to modernization. Hence, graduates are familiar with specialized methods and skills for intervention that reflect context-responsive concepts of sustainable development and are able to deal with the different levels of the built environment (from individual buildings to entire cities) and use design as a medium to address the resourcefulness of space. 4. Through exposure to stimulating exchanges and feedback between academic theory and day-to-day practice, graduates will have acquired the ability to operate as a 'reflective practitioner', meaning promoting approaches that include reflection (theory, history, critique), action (in the form of designerly research and strategy development) but also self-reflection (self-criticism and reorientation, personal development through communication and co-learning). 5. Graduates will have acquired and deepened their scientific knowledge in human settlements and will have gained the experience necessary for mastering research methodologies and practices in the field of human settlements. Consequently, they have learned to use literature sources and approach problems in a scientific way and acknowledge the potential of design. 6. Graduates are able to apply basic up-to-date techniques (e.g. GIS, cost control at different scale levels) required for relevant professional involvement in urban development. 7. Graduates have experience in interdisciplinary research and studio work in a team in order to prepare them to act/work constructively in a multilevel, multi-sectoral environment. 8. Graduates are able to operate both at the local level and at the international level in the field of human settlements, providing the necessary international and intercultural background. A graduate of the Master of Human Settlements programme will consequently be expected to have acquired the following: Knowledge: A broad understanding of the relationship of complex phenomena related to the dynamics of human settlements, with a focus on its spatial materialization. This includes reflection on the following questions: - How have human settlements emerged, grown and changed particularly related to worldwide phenomena such as globalization, climate change, urbanization, changing rural-urban relationships, formation of cities, etc.? - How do cultural identity, the dynamics of modernity and tradition, the search for new urbanities and urban citizenship, etc. find expression in the built environment of cities, towns and villages embedded in a variety of place-space contexts, including those of the students in the program? - How have approaches to human settlements evolved both within the professional context of the students (architects, engineers, planners) and in relation to other selected professional disciplines (sociology, economy, geography, etc.)? - What is the relationship between the policies at various levels (worldwide, international, national, local) and the professional approaches applied in human settlements? Skills: In the professional world, graduates: - Are able to scientifically define a human settlement problem and subsequently to propose a method for solving this problem and implementing the solution. - Are able to seek out, select and assess the best sources of information. This analytical capacity is complemented with an important synthetic skill to conceive, develop and express interventions on various scale levels. - Have mastered specific insights, methods and techniques which are particular for the professional field of human settlements and belong to the following orientations: 1) architecture and urban studies, 2) rational design and construction, or 3) urbanism and strategic spatial planning. - Are capable of communicating acquired knowledge in a well-structured and clear manner, orally, textually and graphically, to the audiences with whom they engage professionally (experts and public authorities at different levels, etc.). Attitudes: - Graduates will have developed a critical and open attitude, enabling them to appreciate the value and contextual relevance of information and evaluate proposals of interventions in human settlements, taking into account specific contexts and day-to-day realities of rapidly growing towns and cities in a development context. - Graduates will have developed attitudes enabling them to learn from others and cooperate with professionals and other actors in society. Career perspectives The programme produces interdisciplinary graduates capable of understanding and managing the complexity of urban development as well as promoting sustainable territorial transformations. Graduates of the MaHS programme find employment in numerous and widespread areas. Many alumni work as civil servants in urban development agencies in cities or national governments. Others are independent professionals in the field of urban design, planning, and community development. Some join private architecture offices or take on in leadership and policymaking positions in regional, national, and international human settlements institutions, such as UNCHS or UEPP. A small number of graduates continue on to an academic career by obtaining a PhD, and some have become professors. Non-native English students are required to submit a TOEFL or IELTS certificate. The minimum score required for IELTS is 7 (with no subscore under 6.5), for the TOEFL internet-based test it is 94 (with no subscore under 92) Click here to read more [-]

MSc Human Geography: Urban Geography

University of Amsterdam
Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Amsterdam

The Master's in Urban Geography provides students with a better understanding of the global and local processes that shape cities today. The 21st century will undoubtedly be an urban age. [+]

Urban Geography: Global and Local Perspectives on Cities The Master's in Urban Geography provides students with a better understanding of the global and local processes that shape cities today. The 21st century will undoubtedly be an urban age. As processes of globalisation and economic restructuring have contributed to unanticipated urban growth across the globe, cities are considered to be key engines for innovation and economic growth and have been rediscovered as attractive places to live, work and play. This celebration of urban life and cities as places of infinite opportunities, however, is only one side of the story. Urban social challenges Cities are confronted with substantial social challenges related to polarisation and urban inequality, processes of segregation, fragmentation and privatisation of the urban landscape. Consequently, cities are places of both unanticipated wealth and concentrated poverty, deprivation and vulnerability, shaping the life experiences and opportunities of urban dwellers in diverging and complex ways. This raises important questions about urban inequality and social justice. Themes in Urban Geography In the Urban Geography programme students will explore a number of interrelated themes: urban inequalities and social justice socio-spatial dynamics of the city everyday urban geographies. These themes are explored in cities around the world, highlighting similarities and differences in the transformation of urban spaces and places Studying Geography in Amsterdam Geography is all about studying people, space and place - and Amsterdam is the perfect location and junction to study, explore and experience geography. Furthermore, the University of Amsterdam, a major research university, offers a Master’s programme taught by academic staff of one of the highest ranking geography departments in continental Europe. Last but not least, the Graduate School of Social Sciences (GSSS) of Amsterdam provides a vibrant and international academic community. The GSSS values diversity in both research and academic content, academic staff and the student population. Focus on research: academic staff The lecturers in the Master's track Political Geography are all active researchers involved in the Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research (AISSR), Amsterdam research centres such as Centre of Urban Studies, IMES, ACCESS EUROPE and numerous international research networks and projects. The programme is enriched by the staff‘s research expertise and networks. This track builds on cutting-edge research projects from the related research group of the Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research. Insights from these research projects are integrated into the main thematic course, and the master thesis projects which take place in the second semester of the programme. The teaching in this track is organised in small groups. This results in small scale research communities in which academic staff and students work closely together in a less formal and more open environment. Student profile The Master’s programme Human Geography welcomes both international and Dutch students; both UvA alumni and students from other (Dutch and foreign) universities; both students with a bachelor degree in Human Geography & Planning and students with a bachelor degree in a related discipline and field of study. This makes the group of students very diverse and results in an international classroom with stimulating group discussions, as all participants bring in their specific background and experiences. The programme is very high-level and demanding, and we expect students to devote full attention to their studies during the entire year. Students are not only actively involved in the content of the programme by organising track seminar sessions, but are also continuously challenged by involved academic staff to explore the boundaries of human geography. Competencies Within various interdisciplinary and problem oriented projects, the programme encourages students to develop their skills in: GIS – Geographical Information Systems Social Science research methods – both qualitative and quantitative methods, and mixed methods; Presentation and Communication – to pitch an idea or present research outcomes; Cooperation – to work in teams and evaluate the work of peers. The combination of acquiredskills, together with the specialisation track and the focus in the thesis will prepare students for their future career as a geographer in a wide array of institutional contexts: either public service, private sector or civil society, in either local, national, international or transnational organisations. Ambition in research? For students interested in this field of study, we also offer a two-year Research Master’s programme in International Development Studies and Urban Studies. [-]

MSc Tunnelling and Underground Space

The University of Warwick, School of Engineering
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  October 2017 United Kingdom Coventry + 1 more

This degree is accredited as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer (CEng) for candidates who have already acquired a Accredited CEng (Partial) BEng(Hons) or an [+]

Masters of Science (MScs) in Arts. This degree is accredited as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer (CEng) for candidates who have already acquired an Accredited CEng (Partial) BEng(Hons) or an Accredited IEng (Full) BEng/BSc (Hons) undergraduate first degree. See Joint Board of Moderators for further information. This degree is endorsed and supported by the British Tunnelling Society and the International Tunnelling Association. This photo shows some of our MSc students on a site visit to the Crossrail Thames Tunnel. Many thanks to Hochtief-Murphy JV for such an enjoyable and interesting day. Learning Options Enrol on the MSc full-time for 12 months (October to September) Enrol on the MSc part-time for 24 months Study an individual module (without enrolment on the MSc) as a one week short course The MSc is made up of 8 core modules and a project. For full-time students the project is a piece of group design giving excellent preparation for industry. Part-time students undertake an individual project. The contact time for each module is in one week, Monday to Friday. This enables part-time students to continue working while doing the MSc, and also enables people working in industry to take single modules as a short course. From this October, all modules except ES96V (which requires a computer lab) will be in the Radcliffe House or Scarman House conference venues on the University Campus. Both these venues have a high standard of teaching space and refreshments and lunch will be provided each day. Fees and Scholarships/bursaries Information on tuition fees can be found by following this link. Open the 'Postgraduate Tuition Fees' file and this MSc has 'Standard Course Fees'. For overseas students (outside the EU) this MSc comes under Band 2. The British Tunnelling Society offer scholarships to individuals holding a civil engineering or mining based degree and are resident in the UK. For the 2016/17 academic year they will offer 1 scholarship @£12k. The following companies are also offering financial support: UnPS Limited offer five studentships of £16k each year [Contact info(at)unps.co.uk]. Balfour Beatty offer 1 studentship @£15k available to any applicant, plus 1 scholarship @£15k available to existing employees only [contact: roger.bridge(a t)balfourbeatty.com [-]

MSc Architectural Engineering

Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE)
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 5  September 2017 USA Milwaukee + 1 more

Reach the next level of expertise with a master’s degree in Architectural Engineering. You’ll enjoy convenient scheduling and one-on-one interaction with expert faculty who bring their real-world experience to the classroom. [+]

Reach the next level of expertise with a master’s degree in Architectural Engineering. You’ll enjoy convenient scheduling and one-on-one interaction with expert faculty who bring their real-world experience to the classroom. MSOE’s Master of Science in Architectural Engineering (MSAE) degree offers an emphasis in either structural engineering or in mechanical-electrical-plumbing (MEP) systems. Students that select the MEP option have the ability to choose elective courses to focus on mechanical, electrical, or plumbing systems. It meets the needs of architectural, civil or structural engineers who desire increased knowledge to design structural, mechanical, electrical, or plumbing systems for modern buildings. With the MSAE degree, you’ll enhance your analytical and design capabilities and increase your professional flexibility. For recent graduates with a civil or architectural engineering degree, earning an MSAE will accelerate the Professional Engineer credential. Program Overview The MSAE requires that you have completed an undergraduate curriculum in either architectural engineering or civil engineering, or another closely related field. The MSAE program has two specialty tracks, one that focuses on structural systems, and one that focuses on mechanical-electrical-plumbing systems. Each specialty has a group of core classes in that particular specialty area, as well as graduate elective courses that allow students to specialize in courses that are of interest to their career. A complete list of the core and elective courses for each specialty can be found in the graduate catalog. Undergraduate students in the AE program have the option to apply in their junior year to add the MSAE degree as a 5-year program option. Curriculum Format The MSAE is a flexible program, with courses offered evenings with the option of a two-, three- or five-year program. Classes meet one evening per week during the academic quarter. Students enrolled in MSOE’s bachelor in architectural engineering program may pursue a dual degree. The MSAE program requires completion of 45 graduate credits, with at least 36 of the credits obtained in technical specialty courses. There are two curriculum tracks available – the Capstone Report Track and the Capstone Project Track. Financial Aid All MSOE graduate students are eligible to apply for the Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan. Most of MSOE’s graduate students are employed full-time and over 70% receive employer tuition support. If you are employed, we also recommend that you speak with your employer about tuition reimbursement assistance. Curriculum Format The MSAE is a flexible program, with courses offered evenings with the option of a two-, three- or five-year program. Classes meet one evening per week during the academic quarter. Students enrolled in MSOE’s bachelor in architectural engineering program may pursue a dual degree. The MSAE program requires completion of 45 graduate credits, with at least 36 of the credits obtained in structural engineering courses. There are two curriculum tracks available – the Capstone Report Track and the Capstone Project Track. Capstone Report Track: Involves undertaking a literature research study, writing a formal report and presenting the findings. Capstone Report Curriculum AE-610 Applied Finite Elements AE-616 Structural Stability AE-732 Steel Design for Buildings (AISI) AE-612 Structural Dynamics AE-614 Lateral Loads on Structural Systems AE-742 Foundation Design AE-740 Reinforced Concrete Member Design AE-720 Masonry Design AE-750 Wood Design AE-730 AISC Steel Design AE-760 Modern Structural Systems AE-746 Reinforced Concrete Structure Design AE-744 Prestressed Concrete Design Elective (any graduate-level course) AE-800 Research and Presentation Capstone Project Track: Enables the student to integrate the concepts learned in the classroom into a specific application. The project may focus on design issues, research, or other related topics. At the conclusion, a project presentation will be given to a faculty committee. Capstone Project Curriculum AE-610 Applied Finite Elements AE-616 Structural Stability AE-750 Wood Design AE-612 Structural Dynamics AE-614 Lateral Loads on Structural Systems AE-742 Foundation Design AE-740 Reinforced Concrete Member Design AE-720 Masonry Design Elective AE-730 AISC Steel Design AE-760 Modern Structural Systems Elective AE-800 Research and Presentation AE-890 Structural Engineering Design I AE-892 Structural Engineering Design II Outcomes and Objectives Student Outcomes The outcomes of the Master of Science in Architectural Engineering program are such that, at the time of graduation, each graduate will be able to: perform structural analysis on structural systems and structural components comprised of many types of material subjected to gravity, wind and/or seismic loads. design structural systems made up of many structural components and structural materials; structural members; and connections in accordance with current building codes and specifications. individually complete a structural engineering project addressing the complex requirements of modern structures. Program Educational Objectives The Master of Science in Architectural Engineering program will produce graduates who: will be able to confidently meet the responsibilities of a professional structural engineer will, if so desired, be employed in the field of structural engineering will, if so desired, be able to become licensed professional engineers will, if so desired, be able to obtain a Ph.D. in structural engineering or civil engineering. [-]

MSc Architectural Conservation

University of Kent, Kent School of Architecture
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury + 1 more

Kent School of Architecture [+]

Masters of Science (MScs) in Arts. Overview The MSc in Architectural Conservation is a taught course aimed at professionals and academics world-wide with an interest in architectural heritage including architects, engineers, archaeologists, art historians, geographers and surveyors. This course is fully recognised by The Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC). The course provides both a thorough understanding of architectural heritage and the skills required to contribute to the preservation and development of historic sites. Benefiting from its location in the historic city of Canterbury, the programme combines the study of conservation theory and philosophy with an exploration of the technical aspects of repair and reconstruction. The city’s stunning cathedral itself provides students with an education resource, giving them the opportunity to learn from the conservation of a World Heritage Site. Open to students and professionals with an interest in architectural heritage, the course represents an ideal gateway to a career in demanding professional fields, such as conservation-oriented architectural practice, conservation consultancy and heritage management. As the future leaders in these fields, the course’s graduates are expected to play a central role in disciplines that lie at the centre of the current economic, environmental and social agendas. This programme is offered jointly within two faculties, Humanities and Sciences. About Kent School of Architecture Research at Kent School of Architecture achieves excellence in both the history and theory of architecture and in sustainable urban, peri-urban and environmental design. School staff have design expertise and specialist knowledge; they are at the forefront of current architectural issues, including sustainability, technology, professional practice and research. Our staff are active at academic and professional conferences, both nationally and internationally, and appear and publish in local and national media. The School promotes innovative and interdisciplinary research, emphasising sustainable design. Much of the project work involved in the Kent School of Architecture is located on 'live' sites in the local region, using real clients and engaging challenging issues. Students in all stages of the school have been introduced to real urban and architectural design challenges in Lille, Margate, Folkestone, Dover, Rye, Chatham and, of course, Canterbury. Much of this work involves liaising with external bodies, such as architects, planners, council and development groups. Course structure The MSc is composed of four taught modules (two modules per term full-time, one module per term part-time) and a dissertation on the topic of your own choice. The programme has a varied curriculum which reflects the multidisciplinary nature of conservation. The autumn term cultivates a critical understanding of historic buildings and provides an introduction to conservation philosophy and policy. The acquisition of a strong theoretical background is the basis for the study of practical techniques for the survey and preservation of architectural heritage. Case studies and workshops carried out in collaboration with Canterbury Cathedral introduce you to the properties of historic building materials and the techniques employed in the repair of historic buildings. This aspect of the programme benefits from cutting-edge survey equipment and the use of conservation laboratories. A conservation project offers you the opportunity to design an intervention to an existing historic site in the historic centre of Canterbury. The dissertation that concludes the programme invites you to study an aspect of the conservation cycle of your choice, employing a high standard of scholarship. Modules The following modules are indicative of those offered on this programme. This list is based on the current curriculum and may change year to year in response to new curriculum developments and innovation. Structural Appraisal of Historic Buildings The Legislative Framework Intervention at Historic Buildings Conservation Principles Dissertation: MSc in Architectural Conservation Assessment Assessment is mostly through coursework, with essays, reports, projects and the dissertation. Entry Requirements A first or 2.1 in architecture or a related discipline (eg, engineering, surveying, planning, geography, archaeology, art history, heritage management). Applicants may be required to attend an interview or to submit a portfolio showing aptitude for the subject and appropriate ability. Applicants who are unable to attend an interview will be asked to send a portfolio or sample of their written work. Study support Postgraduate resources The School of Architecture studios include a dedicated computing suite with a range of environmental construction software, and a new digital crit studio. There is a fully equipped architectural model-making workshop for constructing models and large-scale prototypes. Professional links The School has excellent contacts with businesses and culture in the local area, including regional organisations such as the Kent Architecture Centre, Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), Kent County Council and Kent Design Initiative. The Sustainable Communities Plan is particularly strong in south-east England, making the region the ideal place in which to debate innovative solutions to architectural issues. Kent also has excellent links with schools of architecture in Lille, Bruges, Rome, Bauhaus-Dessau, Beijing and, in the USA, Virginia and California. Academic study is complemented by a mentoring scheme organised in collaboration with the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and involving students in events with local practices. Dynamic publishing culture Staff publish regularly and widely in journals, conference proceedings and books. Among others, they have recently contributed to: Architectural Research Quarterly; The Architectural Review; Building and Environment; The Journal of Architecture; and The World of Interiors. Careers and employability Our Master’s programmes have been devised to enhance your prospects in a competitive world. Professionals in the architectural, planning, environmental design and conservation fields who develop higher-level skills, accredited by relevant bodies, will find themselves well-placed to progress in their field. Our students have gone on to work for major public agencies and universities, as well as leading practitioners in the private sector. Research areas Research centres KSA has two research centres: the Centre for Research in European Architecture (CREAte), which focuses on research in architectural humanities and design, and the Centre for Architecture and Sustainable Environment (CASE), which promotes research in the field of sustainable architecture. CREAte The Centre provides a focus for research in architecture in the European context. Its emphasis is on the role and contribution of humanities to architecture and urban design in the context of urban and regional regeneration, nationally and internationally. CREAte provides a platform for evening lectures by contemporary architects and scholars; hosting debates and events that are at the heart of architectural agenda of today. The Centre builds upon its staff specialisms, interests and skills in the following areas: regional studies, contemporary architectural and urban theory and design, architectural history and theory (ranging from antiquity to contemporary European cities), sustainability, European topographies (landscape, urban, suburban and metropolitan) etc. Staff participate in the activities of AHRA – Architecture Humanities Research Association and are internationally published authors. CASE The Centre promotes research in the field of sustainable environment regionally, nationally and internationally. Its research focus encompasses different aspects and scales of the sustainable built environment from the individual building to the urban block, promoting the wider environmental agenda and keeping the School at the forefront of research and development in the field. CASE also pursues research into the historical and cultural dimension of environmental design to foster links between the sciences, arts and humanities. There is a strong interest in understanding the environmental behaviour of historic buildings and the strategies originally deployed to manage the internal environment. The Centre has already secured funding from various sources. This includes three EPSRC projects on climate change weather data for a sustainable built environment, sustainability of airport terminal buildings and design interventions in the public realm for affecting human behaviour, and two TSB-funded projects on Building Performance Evaluation. CASE is also involved with the recent EPSRC large-scale network on Digital Economy Communities and Culture. [-]