STEP 1: APPLICATION FORM
Our online application form will ask for Personal Information and Contact Details, confirmation of your Eligibility and fulfilment of Language Requirements, as well as your Employment and Education experience, the name of two Referees (from academia and practice) and some questions to collect diversity monitoring data.
You will also be asked to submit a Portfolio and provide a series of responses that make up your Statement of Purpose. These are assessed carefully as part of our Admissions Process and you will be expected to speak to both if invited for interview.
The composition of all parts of your portfolio submission should be no more than 14 pages (including name and contents page) and the file size should be no larger than 100MB, and saved in PDF format. The Portfolio should be made up of two parts:
- ACADEMIC WORK: Undergraduate/BA architectural project work, showing process and synthesis of design proposal(s) [1 name/contents, 10 pages work]
- PRACTICE EXPERIENCE: Evidence of work experience and any independent project work highlighting your specific contribution [4 pages]
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
In responding to the questions which make up the Statement of Purpose we encourage you to be creative and thoughtful. All projects that you reference here should be properly represented in your portfolio.
What attracts you to the LSA? (100 words)
What are your ambitions in undertaking this MArch (Part 2) programme? Do you have any specific areas of interest you want to develop? (maximum 100)
Describe your design processes and methods (250 words) What is your first design move, and what do you require to make that move? What kind of spatial thinker are you? How do your preferred design tools help you to problem-solve?
Describe your undergraduate thesis project (200 words)
Please outline 2 contributions you have made to projects in practice (these should correspond to your portfolio submission). This will include a summary of the project (25 words), the RIBA Plan of Work stages you contributed to, and a summary of those contributes (150 words)