The program is largely self generated and engages with the wider issues of architecture and environmental design. Tuition is structured around units, which are centred on themes. Students construct a program of study within a common framework that is initiated either by themselves or by the unit tutors. The work is expected to demonstrate that design issues have been explored with intellectual rigour and to show that the architectural propositions respond to that investigation. A dissertation of 6-8000 words is required on a topic chosen by the student.