Taught course


Loughborough University · School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering

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.

To undertake the MArch, all students must complete the entire course with Loughborough University. Candidates should note that there is no provision for direct entry to the second year of the course, nor is there any opportunity to study abroad at another University for any period of the course.

Months of entry


Course content

The MArch Architecture programme expands the ‘hands-on’ ethos of our highly esteemed BArch Architecture course to further integrate industry and research. Students engage with the very latest thinking and technologies in architecture and urban design to foster innovative applications for our global future.

The programme is structured around a student-centred learning approach and ‘research by design’ pedagogy that provides a flexible framework from which you can deliver design experimentation and entrepreneurial thinking by taking advantage of the broad ecosystem of actors and resources that our integrated design lab approach affords.

The first year will be a flexible learning year designed to support a personalised learning journey, with block-release weeks at our London campus. The second year will be delivered at Loughborough, allowing you to construct and test designs of full-scale prototypes using our studio space, our newly refurbished, dedicated studio space environment, VR and digital fabrication labs, and over 3,000m2 of workshops. The focus will be on a research-led design module that will integrate the dissertation and global future(s) modules as part of a holistic, studio-based approach to architectural design and entrepreneurship.

Design labs focus on specialised areas of design research to establish a unique identity for each lab, allowing you 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.

Information for international students

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

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

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