Taught course


Birmingham City University · Birmingham School of Architecture and Design

Entry requirements

Applicants will normally be expected to have:

  • an upper second-class honours degree or equivalent in architecture
  • at least 9 months of post-undergraduate professional practice experience
  • a diverse portfolio demonstrating academic and professional experience (see ‘How to Apply’ for detailed guidance)
  • prepared a critical self-appraisal (see ‘How to Apply’ for detailed guidance)
Architecture with RIBA Part 1 exemption.
In exceptional circumstances, applications from students without RIBA Part 1 will be considered subject to prior equivalent academic and practical experience, but the honours degree must be in architecture due to the prescribed and validated nature of the programme.

Months of entry


Course content

The MArch (RIBA Part 2) is the second stage of your professional training to become an architect. You'll be inspired by innovative architecture teaching from academic and industry professionals and develop your critical ability, skills and creativity.

Benefiting from our links with more than 100 architecture practices, our graduates design and create the buildings of the future. They have secured successful architecture jobs with well known practices such as Associated Architects, Hawkins\Brown, Hopkins Architects and Glenn Howells Architects.
Recognised by the Architects Registration Board and RIBA for exemption from Part II examination, the course is stage two of your professional development programme to become an architect.
The programme goes beyond the professional body criteria, giving you a stimulating and dynamic educational experience of architecture at postgraduate level. You’ll study in a design studio-led research environment and you will be able to create architectural designs that meet necessary technical requirements while still having aesthetic appeal.

Information for international students

All students whose first language is not English will require IELTS 6.5 overall (or equivalent). Candidates should have achieved a score of at least 6.0 in each category.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MArch
    full time
    2 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    3 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Course Enquiries Team
+44 (0)121 331 5595