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MSc Future Urbanism

Academic Year 2021/22

A programme specification is required for any programme on which a student may be registered. All programmes of the University are subject to the University's Quality Assurance and Enhancement processes as set out in the DASA Policies and Procedures Manual.

Programme Title

MSc Future Urbanism

Final Award
(exit route if applicable for Postgraduate Taught Programmes)

Master of Science

Programme Code

ARC-MSC-FU

UCAS Code

HECoS Code

100124

ATAS Clearance Required

No

Health Check Required

No

Portfolio Required

All applicants must provide a portfolio that is no bigger 5MB and not more than 15 pages long. This should be submitted at the time of application via the DAP

Interview Required

Applicants may be invited for interview to discuss their application further.

Mode of Study

Full Time

Type of Programme

Postgraduate

Length of Programme

1 Academic Year(s)

Total Credits for Programme

180

Exit Awards available

INSTITUTE INFORMATION

Teaching Institution

Queen's University Belfast

School/Department

Natural and Built Environment

Quality Code
https://www.qaa.ac.uk/quality-code

Higher Education Credit Framework for England
https://www.qaa.ac.uk/quality-code/higher-education-credit-framework-for-england

Level 7

Subject Benchmark Statements
https://www.qaa.ac.uk/quality-code/subject-benchmark-statements

The Frameworks for Higher Education Qualifications of UK Degree-Awarding Bodies
https://www.qaa.ac.uk/docs/qaa/quality-code/qualifications-frameworks.pdf

Landscape Architecture (2019)

Accreditations (PSRB)

REGULATION INFORMATION

Does the Programme have any approved exemptions from the University General Regulations
(Please see General Regulations)

N/A

Programme Specific Regulations

Student cannot graduate without passing all modules.

Students with protected characteristics

N/A

Are students subject to Fitness to Practise Regulations

(Please see General Regulations)

No

EDUCATIONAL AIMS OF PROGRAMME

Educational Aims of Programme:

1. Critically analyse the relationship between landscape and urban space, buildings and their environment,
people and buildings
2. Define the impact of visible and invisible infrastructures on urban space and the importance of the
relationship between human, technical and environmental needs in defining the future city.
3. Explain the histories and theories of urbanism, architecture, landscape and the related arts, technologies
and human sciences
4. Integrate research as an influence on the quality of future city design.
5. Implement skills involved in planning and delivering the design process.
6. Appraise the practice of architecture, landscape and urbanism in society, in particular in preparing briefs
that take account of social factors.
7. Compose a substantial piece of specialist independent design research related to Future Urbanism.
8. Express the range of design competencies required for professional recognition by the Landscape Institute
where applicable.

Specialist Learning outcomes:

1. Integrated high degree of professionalism in work and presentation skills.
2. Managed professional development, able to reflect on progress and take appropriate action.

An exceptionally high level of architectural ability, that is technical, aesthetic, and creative, consistent with EU and ARB/RIBA criteria, but reflective of the particular ethos, character, and location.

A self-confidence based on knowledge, mature critical awareness, and refined judgment.

A deep-rooted understanding of context – ethical, societal, professional, and cultural, within which architecture is practiced and produced.

These are linked to the ARB graduate attributes.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Learning Outcomes: Cognitive Skills

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

Apply skills of critical analysis to real world situations within a defined range of contexts to explain the practice of architecture, landscape and urbanism in society, in particular applying knowledge to prepare design briefs.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

• Lectures,
• seminars,
• workshops,
• individual and group project work,
• field trips,
• tutorial supervision of dissertation

Methods of Assessment

• Assignments,
• group project work,
• individual project work,
• oral presentations,
• reports,
• design portfolio, dissertation

Integrate systems and scenario thinking, the impact of networks and infrastructures, sustainability issues and approaches (resilience, natural systems and ecologies) in appraising the relationship between human needs and buildings, buildings and their environment, landscape, scale and space in defining future urbanism.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

• Lectures,
• seminars,
• workshops,
• individual and group project work,
• field trips,
• tutorial supervision of dissertation.

Methods of Assessment

• Assignments,
• group project work,
• individual project work,
• oral presentations,
• reports,
• design portfolio,
• dissertation.

Explain the practice of architecture, landscape and urbanism in society, in particular applying knowledge to prepare design briefs.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

• Lectures,
• seminars, workshops,
• individual and group project work,
• field trips,
• tutorial supervision of dissertation.

Methods of Assessment

• Assignments,
• group project work,
• individual project work,
• oral presentations,
• reports,
• design portfolio,
• dissertation.

Learning Outcomes: Transferable Skills

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

Research, synthesise and design visual and written information using a range of critical analytical tools.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

• Lectures,
• seminars,
• workshops,
• individual and group project work,
• field trips,
• tutorial supervision of dissertation.

Methods of Assessment

• Assignments,
• group project work,
• individual project work,
• oral presentations,
• reports,
• design portfolio,
• dissertation.

Integrate a high degree of professionalism into their work and presentation skills.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

• Lectures,
• seminars,
• workshops,
• individual and group project work,
• field trips,
• tutorial supervision of dissertation.

Methods of Assessment

• Assignments,
• group project work,
• individual project work,
• oral presentations,
• reports,
�� design portfolio,
• dissertation.

Discuss and present ideas effectively and communicate information appropriately and accurately using a range of media including ICT.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

• Lectures,
• seminars,
• workshops,
• individual and group project work,
• field trips,
• tutorial supervision of dissertation.

Methods of Assessment

• Assignments,
• group project work,
• individual project work,
• oral presentations,
• reports,
• design portfolio,
• dissertation.

Create and maintain working relationships using teamwork and leadership skills, recognising and respecting different perspectives.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

• Lectures,
• seminars,
• workshops,
• individual and group project work,
• field trips,
• tutorial supervision of dissertation.

Methods of Assessment

• Assignments,
• group project work,
• individual project work,
• oral presentations,
• reports,
• design portfolio,
• dissertation.

Manage professional development and able to reflect on progress and take appropriate action.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

• Lectures,
• seminars,
• workshops,
• individual and group project work,
• field trips,
• tutorial supervision of dissertation.

Methods of Assessment

• Assignments,
• group project work,
• individual project work,
• oral presentations,
• reports,
• design portfolio,
• dissertation.

Find, evaluate, synthesise and use information from a variety of sources.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

• Lectures,
• seminars,
• workshops,
• individual and group project work,
• field trips,
• tutorial supervision of dissertation.

Methods of Assessment

• Assignments,
• group project work,
• individual project work,
• oral presentations,
• reports,
• design portfolio, dissertation.

Articulate an awareness of the social and cultural contexts within their disciplinary field.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

• Lectures,
• seminars,
• workshops,
• individual and group project work,
• field trips,
• tutorial supervision of dissertation.

Methods of Assessment

• Assignments,
• group project work,
• individual project work,
• oral presentations,
• reports,
• design portfolio,
• dissertation.

Critically combine effective design analysis, team-working, professional presentation and time-management strategies.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

• Lectures,
• seminars,
• workshops,
• individual and group project work,
• field trips,
• tutorial supervision of dissertation.

Methods of Assessment

• Assignments,
• group project work,
• individual project work,
• oral presentations,
• reports,
• design portfolio,
• dissertation.

Learning Outcomes: Knowledge & Understanding

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

Explain the histories and theories of urbanism landscape, architecture and the related arts, technologies and human sciences.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

• Lectures,
• Seminars,
• workshops,
• individual and group project work,
• field trips,
• tutorial supervision of dissertation.

Methods of Assessment

• Assignments,
• group project work,
• individual project work, oral presentations,
• reports,
• design portfolio,
• dissertation.

Critically apply and develop histories and theories of urbanism landscape, architecture and the related arts, technologies and human sciences.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

• Lectures,
• Seminars,
• workshops,
• individual and group project work,
• field trips,
• tutorial supervision of dissertation.

Methods of Assessment

Project work in text or design form submitted as part of portfolio and/or as written dissertation.

Find, evaluate, synthesise and use information from a variety of sources to develop and apply research as an influence on the quality of architectural, landscape and urban design.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

• Lectures,
• seminars,
• workshops,
• individual and group project work,
• field trips,
• tutorial supervision of dissertation.

Methods of Assessment

• Assignments,
• group project work,
• individual project work,
• oral presentations,
• reports,
• design portfolio,
• dissertation.

Collaborate with external partners and/or interdisciplinary perspectives.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

• Lectures,
• seminars,
• workshops,
• individual and group project work,
• field trips,
• tutorial supervision of dissertation.

Methods of Assessment

• Assignments,
• group project work,
• individual project work,
• oral presentations,
• reports,
• design portfolio,
• dissertation.

Analyse urbanism, landscape, architecture and the skills involved in planning and delivering the design process

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

• Lectures,
• seminars,
• workshops,
• individual and group project work,
• field trips,
• tutorial supervision of dissertation.

Methods of Assessment

• Assignments,
• group project work,
• individual project work,
• oral presentations,
• reports,
• design portfolio,
• dissertation.

Learning Outcomes: Subject Specific

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

Critically evaluate landscape architecture, urbanism, architecture, culture and technology involved in the design of Future Urbanism.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

• Lectures,
• seminars,
• workshops,
• individual and group project work,
• field trips,
• tutorial supervision of dissertation.

Methods of Assessment

• Assignments,
• Group project work,
• individual project work,
• oral presentations,
• reports,
• design portfolio, dissertation.

Integrate and evaluate resilience, natural systems and ecologies in the design of Future Urbanism.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

• Lectures,
• seminars,
• workshops,
• individual and group project work,
• field trips,
• tutorial supervision of dissertation.

Methods of Assessment

• Assignments,
• Group project work,
• individual project work,
• oral presentations,
• reports,
• design portfolio, dissertation.

Critically articulate understanding of the social and cultural contexts within the disciplinary field.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

• Lectures,
• seminars,
• workshops,
• individual and group project work,
• field trips,
• tutorial supervision of dissertation.

Methods of Assessment

• Assignments,
• Group project work,
• individual project work,
• oral presentations,
• reports,
• design portfolio, dissertation.

Evaluate, synthesise and apply research to develop high quality architectural, landscape and urban design proposals

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

• Lectures,
• seminars,
• workshops,
• individual and group project work,
• field trips,
• tutorial supervision of dissertation.

Methods of Assessment

• Assignments,
• Group project work,
• individual project work,
• oral presentations,
• reports,
• design portfolio, dissertation.

Critically appraise the relationship between people and buildings, buildings and their environment, landscape and urban space, the impact of visible and invisible infrastructures on urban space and the importance of human needs and scale in defining future urbanism.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

• Lectures,
• seminars,
• workshops,
• individual and group project work,
• field trips,
• tutorial supervision of dissertation.

Methods of Assessment

• Assignments,
• Group project work,
• individual project work,
• oral presentations,
• reports,
• design portfolio, dissertation.

MODULE INFORMATION

Programme Requirements

Module Title

Module Code

Level/ stage

Credits

Availability

Duration

Pre-requisite

 

Assessment

 

 

 

 

S1

S2

 

 

Core

Option

Coursework %

Practical %

Examination %

Future Urbanism Studio 1

ARC7044

7

30

YES

YES

48 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Future Urbanism Professional Theory & Practice

ARC7042

7

30

YES

YES

48 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Future Urbanism Studio 2

ARC7045

7

30

YES

YES

48 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Future Urbanism Research Theory & Practice

ARC7043

7

30

YES

YES

48 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Future Urbanism Thesis

ARC7046

7

60

YES

YES

48 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Notes