Taught course


Arts University Bournemouth · Arts University Bournemouth
MArch (ARB/RIBA Part 2)

Entry requirements

  • BA (Hons) in Arts, Design or Media (2:1 or above)
  • Applicants will usually have a 2:1 or equivalent undergraduate level qualification in Architecture.
  • International applicants must also hold a relevant English Language qualification.

See https://aub.ac.uk/apply/overview/postgraduate/entry-requirements/ for more details or email admissions@aub.ac.uk with any queries.

Months of entry


Course content

The MArch at AUB explores the possibilities of architectural practices that conceive and articulate diverse processes of community development and transformation.

The “construction” of the “sites” of our interventions in the public sphere includes involvement with other institutions, governmental agencies and other actors at a local, regional, national, and global level.

The MArch at AUB program is structured around the idea of architectural intervention, interrogated in relationship to its duration and effects in and around the community where it takes place – indeed, in its potential to create community.

So looking for something different and fresh in your route to becoming an architect in a changing world. The MArch at AUB (RIBA/ARB Part2) aims to produce: performative, projective enablers and architecture, cutting into societies deepest darkest myths; building interventions in the utopias and distopias past, present and future; and launching architectural careers and journey’s via its laboratory practice, where the body and somatic practice is at the fore.

The urban density of the AUB campus has seen the insertion of a Drawing Studio by visiting professor Peter Cook. This RIBA award winning building was opened by Zaha Hadid. Her practice is now closely involved with the development of Pavilion Gardens in Bournemouth, the MArch is shadowing this work.

Information for international students

For further information, email the International Office or call 01202 363233.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

More information on the funding of Part 2 Architecture courses is available on the RIBA website: https://www.architecture.com/education-cpd-and-careers/studying-architecture/advice-on-funding-your-architectural-studies

Qualification and course duration

MArch (ARB/RIBA Part 2)

full time
24 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment20
Creative work60
Professional practice20

Course contact details

+44 (0)1202 363225