School - School of the Built Environment
Subject area - Architecture
UCAS Code: K102
Start Dates(s): September
MArch: two years full-time
PgDip: One year full-time
PgCert: Six months full-time
UK - £9250 per year
International - £12,300 per year
- Integrated industry experience will prepare you for professional practice
- We're ranked 5th in the UK and 36th in the world for Architecture and Built Environment teaching (QS world ranking 2017)
- This course is designed to satisfy the requirements of the Architects Registration Board (ARB) and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), providing the crucial second stage in the seven-year education of an architect
- International students can apply
Our contemporary Master of Architecture (MArch) programme combines the best of theory and practice to get you ready for professional practice, entering offices or engaging with MPhil and PhD research.
Our uniquely hands-on programme integrates industry experience with academic study; while completing your degree you will complete industry placements where you will take an active role in creating architecture and enhancing practice.
You will typically get the opportunity to go an international study trip, enabling you to enrich your study experience and stimulate your creativity. Visiting speakers will also contribute to your learning, bringing real-world examples that will enable you to develop a deeper understanding of this subject and giving you insight into what is required to become a chartered architect.
Our academics are leading architecture practitioners who regularly contribute to research and enhance current practice. Their knowledge and experience puts them at the forefront of this field, and if you study here, you will be able to tap into this vast knowledge bank. Recently, Stephen Hodder MBE has joined our School as Visiting Professor in Architecture complementing our existing team of architecture professionals.
You will learn in our world-leading School of the Built Environment, which was ranked 5th in the UK and 36th in the world for architecture teaching, in the prestigious 2017 QS World University Rankings. You will be taught in purpose built design studios located in our brand new New Adelphi building. These carefully designed spaces house the specialist equipment and tools you'll need to inspire your creativity and execute your ideas.
In the first year of the MArch you will benefit from placement experience in architectural and design offices as part of the design-based modules (i.e. Performative Technologies – Material Matters, Advanced Digital Design Technologies, Urban Ecologies). Through these placements you will be able to develop your professional skills and understanding of the realities of the field.
Your personal development is encouraged at each level of the MArch through structured workshops and other activities, with the research skills you develop enabling you to be self-directed. The two year course will culminate with a semester-long design research project – a thesis – in which you will articulate an architectural position which looks forward to professional practice.
To earn a PgCert qualification you will complete 60 credits; to earn a PgDip you will complete 120 credits; the full MArch is constituted by 240 credits.
Year one modules may include:
- Histories and Theories (15 credits)
- Performative Technologies – Material Matters (30 credits)
- Advanced Digital Design Technologies (15 credits
- Advanced Practice Management and Law (15 credits)
- Urban Ecologies (45 credits)
Year two modules may include:
- Dissertation (30 credits)
- Design Thesis 1 (30 credits)
- Design Thesis 2 (60 credits)
Please note, exact modules may vary in order to keep content current. Your tutor will be able to advise you as to the modules you will study on or before the start of the programme.