Master of Architecture (Research)

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Faculty Website:   Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture
Department: Department of Architecture
Programme Level: Postgraduate
Programme Name: Master of Architecture (Research)
Programme Code: M8AT1Q

Medium of Facilitation: Full-Time
NQF Level: 9
NQF Credits: 180
SAQA: 112124

Application Start Date: 1 Apr 2023
Application End Date: 1 Mar 2024

Campus: Auckland Park Bunting Road

Contacts: 011 559-1126

Duration of Study: 1 Year

Programme Fees


To prepare students for entry into the architectural profession at the ‘Candidate Architect’ registration category. Having obtained this qualification, students will be able to: demonstrate competence in the specified exit level outcomes; conduct independent research at a high theoretical and/or designresearch based level; and independently perform architectural services in both public and private sectors, or in specialised fields within the built environment-related disciplines.

Admission Requirements

The following minimum admission requirements must be met: A Bachelor of Architecture Honours (BArchHons) degree, or Bachelor of Architectural Studies Honours (BASHons) degree, or an equivalent qualification at an equivalent standard.

Selection Process

Given resource and space restrictions and the importance of selecting students who have a realistic chance of success in meeting the outcomes of the programme, selection is based on academic merit, as approved by the GSA Admissions Committee. Portfolios are assessed by a panel of assessor(s) appointed by the GSA Admissions Committee. Applicants are informed in writing of the outcome of the portfolio assessment and interview.

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