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A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in architecture. We prefer this to be recognised by the Architects Registration Board (ARB) as successful completion of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Part I.
You will need to submit a portfolio and may need to attend an interview.
We will also consider applicants on an individual basis with a lower or non-accredited qualification providing they submit a strong portfolio and evidence of personal development. We prefer you to have successfully completed a year in professional training.
Whilst you can enter our MArch (Part II) programme without previously passing RIBA (Part I), if you wish to practice in the UK you will need to satisfy the requirements of the RIBA by passing the RIBA Part I and Part III exams.
Months of entry
Our Master of Architecture (MArch) is centred on studio work that is intended to stretch the boundaries of your design imagination. It is a modular course based on design project work, supported by lectures and seminars that examine the theoretical, practical and material dimensions of architecture.
About this course
This course is designed to help you define the kind of architect you want to be. You can tailor your portfolio towards the practices in which you want to work or areas in which you want to demonstrate your expertise. Our School Gallery has examples of our student's work and images from our Degree Shows and publications.
Information for international students
English Language Requirements
To study this course you need to meet our Band 3 English Language Requirements.
Direct Entry: IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in all sub-skills).
If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a pre-sessional English course.
Fees and funding
See our course fees and funding web page in our online Prospectus.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time24 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- Lucy Kirkbride, School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape
- +44 (0) 191 208 6007