Taught course


Loughborough University · School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering

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Entry requirements

A portfolio submission and interview will form part of the admissions process for candidates that have earned a first or 2:1 on their Part 1 course.

In cases where an exceptional portfolio and interview score is achieved by a candidate with a 2:2, an offer may be made. Consideration of job prospects form part of the criteria given the structure of year one.

Months of entry


Course content

The first year of the programme is a work-based learning year with block-release teaching based at our London campus, meaning students will be charged at 60% of the annual tuition fee. The second year is based at our Loughborough campus and will be charged at the standard annual tuition rate.

The MArch Architecture brings together the knowledge and skills learnt in our highly esteemed BArch course with the very latest thinking and technologies in architecture and urban planning to encourage you to be ambitious and innovative towards our global future. The programme is structured around a ‘research by design’ pedagogy that provides an evidence-based framework from which you can deliver comprehensive design propositions that integrate theory and practice.

Our newly refurbished, dedicated studio environment, along with over 3,000m2 of workshop space, offers you an experimental lab to test speculative lines of enquiry as part of an iterative and reflective design process, resulting in visionary and robust design propositions. Each student has an allocated workspace, which allows cross-fertilisation of ideas for the formation of a lively, tight-knit creative culture.

As a new course, the programme is not yet validated by the professional and statutory bodies. However, it has been designed to meet the requirements for prescription by the Architects Registration Board (ARB) and validation by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) as a Part 2 qualification in architecture; an essential step towards becoming a Registered Architect in the UK.

Information for international students

Applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. Further details are available on the International website.

Fees and funding

Please see our website for a list of master's degree funding and scholarships.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0)1509 222637