University of Kent
Kent School of Architecture and Planning
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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University of Kent
Kent School of Architecture and Planning
Marlowe Building
Canterbury CT2 7NR
United Kingdom

N 51° 17' 48.96'', E 51° 17' 48.96''

www.kent.ac.uk/ksap
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Representative
Professor Gerald Adler
Head of school
Degree programmes

Faculty profile

Kent School of Architecture and Planning has a forward-thinking philosophy. We combine contemporary research with an educational framework that prepares you for the academic and professional world.

Our students benefit from one of the most advanced learning environments in the UK. As well as a creative studio culture, you gain experience in using the latest facilities and equipment, which prepares you for work in the industry or further study.

We have developed and maintain strong links with local businesses, regional communities and built environment professionals. This has led to our students and graduates working alongside each other on projects directly affecting the local region, as well as many of our students going on to work at professionally respected architectural practices across the world.

Kent School of Architecture and Planning is equipped with the latest resources including modern design studios, a dedicated model workshop featuring laser-cutting facilities and 3D printing, and a computer studio with the latest technology.

Our state-of-the-art digital crit space has eight high-tech, 70-inch uTouch screens with HD resolution. These give our students and tutors the chance to interact and contribute to presentations and tutorials.

Our enthusiastic academic staff have many years of teaching experience at degree level and particular strengths in historical, environmental, technical and digital aspects of the subject. We take an innovative approach to teaching that develops your design confidence through experimentation and project work.

Studying with Kent School of Architecture and Planning equips you for a successful career. As well as enhancing your professional skills, we also develop your transferable skills such as communication, team working, problem-solving and computer literacy.

Many of our students go on to work at professionally respected architectural practices across the world, such as Grimshaw Architects, Farrells, HLM Architects, HOK, Jestico + Whiles, and Herzog & de Meuron. Our graduates have also followed careers in professions related to design, graphics and visualisation.

Facilities

Kent School of Architecture and Planning offers the latest resources, including modern design studios, dedicated model workshops featuring laser-cutting facilities, a computer studio and labs.

The Digital Crit Space provides Kent’s architecture students with one of the finest and most advanced learning environments in the UK. The multifunctional space can be changed into several layouts and divided into eight bays, with multitouch high definition screens recessed in the walls.

Computer Labs

Our computer labs are used for teaching and enhanced learning for students wishing to explore advanced computer modelling practices. The labs have some of the latest specification hardware for the more demanding work in VR (Virtual Reality). The main teaching lab is also complemented with 10-point touch screens for more interactive presentation techniques.

Design and digital studios

All studios are accessible 24/7, allowing students the freedom to work flexibly beyond their teaching timetable. There are also flexible drawing spaces and a model-making room with dedicated storage.

The digital studio is complete with workstations capable of handling advanced computer modelling requests. All workstations offer a large array of software including industry standard packages, Autodesk and Adobe Creative suite, SketchUp Pro, Rhino, and several other architectural design packages.

Our studios have several high-resolution colour scanners, large-format printers and trimmers/cutting mats. Our in-house reprographics service offers enhanced photographic printing and large format scanning. This service is managed by the studio technicians who also offer support throughout the working week. Out-of-hours support is managed via email or our YouTube Tech Channel, available 24/7 with tutorials and self-help guides.

Digital Workshop

Our digital workshop enables you to explore our ability to 3D scan, 3D model and 3D print through a digital design based workflow, from initial conception through to completion.

Our 3D scanning capabilities offer the benefits of point cloud data capture, allowing you to achieve a complete survey of designated internal and external spaces. With point cloud manipulation, you are able to share survey data online for collaboration, and complete 2D and 3D digital drafting techniques, by integrating the data as a referenced survey tool.

Admission Requirements

BA (Hons) Architecture (RIBA/ARB Part 1):

The University will consider applications from students offering a wide range of qualifications. Typical requirements are listed below. Students offering alternative qualifications should contact us for further advice.

AAB at A Level; DDD in BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma; 34 points in International Baccalaureate

Other relevant and equivalent UK and international qualifications are considered.

MArch (RIBA/ARB Part 2):

To be eligible to study on the MArch programme, you will need an undergraduate degree in Architecture, 2:1 or first class classification (or equivalent GPA or grade), with a demonstrated strength in Design Portfolio. Successful applicant’s transcript should indicate a mark or grade in their final year of design, or final design project, in the 2.1 range (60% or above, or equivalent GPA or Grade).

Applicants will also need a minimum of six months' experience in architectural practice following completion of first degree.

Traditionally students entering the MArch with a first degree that gives exemption from ARB/RIBA Part 1 graduate with the award of MArch (with ARB and RIBA Part 2 exemption).

Tuition fees

BA (Hons) Architecture (RIBA / ARB Part 1)

MArch (RIBA /ARB Part 2)

 

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BA (Hons) Architecture (RIBA/ARB Part 1), 3 years,

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MArch (RIBA/ARB Part 2), 2 years full time,

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PGDip Architectural Practice, 1 year full time, 2 years part time,

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MA Architecture and Urban Design, 1 year full time,

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MSc Architecture and the Sustainable Environment, 1 year full time, 2 years part time,

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MSc Architectural Conservation, 1 year full time, 2 years part time,

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MA Architectural Visualisation, 1 year full time,

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MSc Bio Digital Architecture, 1 year full time, 2 years part time,

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MA Urban Planning and Resilience, 1 year full time, 2 years part time,

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PhD Architecture

Architects and the designers of our surroundings are the driving force behind the design and development of our built environment. Whether they are designing new buildings, giving a new lease of life to existing ones, developing urban spaces, landscapes or contemporary interiors, architects have a profound influence on all our lives.

The Kent School of Architecture and Planning (KSAP) offers a full-time and part-time research programme, leading to a PhD research degree. The School promotes innovative and interdisciplinary research study in architecture, urbanism and related fields. The main objective is to combine contemporary advanced research with an educational agenda, preparing candidates to practise in a global academic and professional world.

A particular feature of the KSAP research degree programme is the wide spectrum of investigation and the possibility of undertaking research by design. PhD students have access to all University of Kent facilities and a weekly seminar designed for research students only. Each candidate is entitled to two supervisors.

Research at Kent School of Architecture and Planning 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 and Planning 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.