MSc Degree Programmes Study Options

All programmes are delivered in two stages:

    • stage 1 has taught and project modules for which 120 credits are available,
    • stage 2 has one dissertation module, for which 60 credits are available.

There are two pathways available for local students to take any of the MSc Degree Programmes; a one-year full-time and a 2-year part-time. The distance learning Programme is offered in one-year full-time, 2-year part-time or 3-year part-time modes.

All study modes begin with induction and end with the dissertation, the differences being principally in the pathway through Stage One, the taught modules.


Stage One:

Full-time (local and distance) students study the entire programme in one year, taking all three streams in parallel through Stage One. Typically attendance is required on 2 days per week. Part-time (local and distance) students attend the same lectures, workshops and crits and take the same project work as the full-time students. However, for them streams are separated into concurrent years. Part-time (local and distance) students on the 2-year pathway take the specialist project modules in the second year after the core and specialist taught material has been studied and absorbed in the first year. Typically attendance is required on 1 day per week. The 3-year option is only available to distance students on the MSc Environmental Design of Buildings. In this pathway the specialist project modules are taken on the third year, after the core and specialist taught material has been studied and absorbed in the first and second years.


Stage Two: All study options

Whichever pathway is chosen, Stage Two follows the last year of Stage One. This ends with the submission of a written dissertation.

For Full time (local or distance) students this is at the end of week 50 (October).
For part-time (local or distance) students this is in week 64 (December).


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