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First cohort are masters of architecture

21 July 2015

Rachel Atkinson

Students are first to graduate from UCLan

The first cohort of masters of architecture students has graduated from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan).

The 12 trailblazers are now only one qualification away from becoming fully qualified architects. The majority of new graduates have been at UCLan since 2009 when the University launched the undergraduate architecture course while others have joined from a range of institutions.

During the two year course they have worked on a live project for a live client; undertaken field trips to Amsterdam and Bilbao and exhibited and presented their work to leading architecture professionals from across the UK as well as representatives from other built environment disciplines.

The two year full-time Master of Architecture course at UCLan has recently received accreditation from the Architects Registration Board.

They have also been encouraged to carry out in depth research of international architectural solutions in the hope they can enhance the quality of the built environment in Lancashire. These issues have included solutions for flood resilient communities; regeneration of a Lancashire seaside resort and the creation of contemporary global heritage in the Lake District.

The students will now go on to complete the final part of the Royal Institute of British Architect (RIBA) training while they work in practice.

The two year full-time Master of Architecture course at UCLan has recently received accreditation from the Architects Registration Board.