2nd November 2000




A postgraduate architecture course which challenges traditional methods and encourages a re-examination of architectural practice is being launched at the Hull School of Architecture.


The Postgraduate Course in Architectural Practice (PCAP) will run simultaneously in York, Leeds, Sheffield and Hull from January 2001.


Students following the programme will need a degree in architecture from a  recognised UK university to enrol, but the curriculum assumes no prior knowledge of architectural practice.


“The course is made up of both taught and work-based units,” said George Clark of the Hull School of Architecture, part of the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside.


“The taught units provide the basic knowledge and theory which are then debated at seminars and workshop sessions at four-weekly intervals on Saturdays in each of the four locations.


“The work-based unit then provides the opportunity for the student to demonstrate that the theory has been understood and can be applied.”


Students will be able to access the university’s Internet-based Virtual Campus for comprehensive notes, exercises and conferencing facilities. Those who successfully complete the course will receive a Postgraduate Certificate in Architectural Practice worth 60 CATS (Credit Accumulated and Transfer Scheme) points.


The course fee is £520 per student, though graduate and full members of the Royal Institute of British Architects enjoy an 80 per cent refund and pay only £104.


The course will run at the School of Architecture in Hull, at RIBA, 8 Woodhouse Square, Leeds and at venues to be arranged in York and Sheffield. For more details contact George Clark on 01482 462017 or email gclark@humber.ac.uk


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Jez Ashberry

Press and Media Relations Manager

University of Lincolnshire & Humberside (tel: 01522 886042)