Taught course

Architecture MArch

Lancaster University · Contemporary Arts - LICA

Entry requirements

2:1 (UK Hons) degree or equivalent in architecture or a related discipline.

A digital portfolio of your work will be required.

We may also consider non-standard applicants, please contact us for information.

Months of entry


Course content

Lancaster University is ranked as one of the top universities in the UK. Building on our institutional reputation for excellence, the new Masters of Architecture programme aims to be one of the UK’s leading destinations for aspiring architects.

Your degree

The Master of Architecture addresses key global problems that deeply impact society. Our future-facing programme engages directly with clients, key stakeholders and policy-makers. The programme is structured to provide students with the ability and agility to adapt to our constantly changing workplaces.

You will develop advanced digital skills to enable the production and fabrication of ideas including advanced Parametric, GIS and BIM techniques, alongside relevant presentation skills supported through dedicated IT facilities.

Professionalism in practice is developed through casework, contextual studies and work placements, providing a deep market understanding on the future direction of the profession. Design studio is the core activity; a collaborative community of academics, practioners and students all engaged collectively in the pursuit of architectural design and research excellence.

Masters of Architecture – Apprenticeship L7

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Lancaster University School of Architecture

You'll be joining our new School of Architecture where we are exploring the future of architectural practice through experimentation and research into issues of global importance. You will have the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge that will enable you to be agile and ethical in your practice, and ready to meet the challenges posed by contemporary global problems such as climate emergency, work force automation, data security and the ageing population.

Our Facilities

As well as an individual working space in our studios, you'll use our workshops which provide facilities for model-making at various scales, encompassing hand tools and digital fabrication equipment including 3D printers and laser cutters. Digital facilities will include laser scanning, visualisation equipment and large-scale printing, as well as access to the full Adobe Creative Suite and other specialist software.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MArch
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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