Taught course

Applied Design in Architecture

Oxford Brookes University · School of Architecture

Entry requirements

Admission to the programme will normally be open to applicants who fulfil either of the following requirements:

  • hold a 2.2+ undergraduate honours degree (or international equivalent), in Architecture / discipline highly relevant to Architecture
  • possess an appropriate professional background and experience of designing architecture, or designing in a discipline that has a strong relationship or similarities to architecture.

All applicants will be invited to submit a portfolio for review (preferably in online format. If submitting a PDF, please compress to 5MB max for storage on the application system). For advice on what to include in your portfolio, watch this video where our Head of the School of Architecture, Matt Gaskin, talks about what we're looking for.

Information on portfolio specifications & how to submit it, will be emailed to separately upon initial processing of an application.

Please also see the University's general entry requirements.

Months of entry


Course content

Develop your skills as an architectural designer with the MArchD Applied Design in Architecture course and choose a unique design specialisation to enhance your portfolio.

Our course is accredited by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the Architects Registration Board (ARB). It is also accredited by the Board of Architects Malaysia (LAM). This course provides RIBA/ ARB Part 2.

This is a student-led course. This means you can have very different experiences depending on your choices of studios and courses. You'll have opportunity to specialise throughout this degree, tailoring the course to match your career ambitions or design interests.

The School of Architecture at Oxford Brookes has established an international reputation for the quality of both its research and its teaching. It plays a leading role in defining the national and international agenda in design education and research. The course attracts some of the industry's leading architects and thinkers here to teach you.

Information for international students

Pathways courses for international and EU students

We offer a range of courses to help you meet the entry requirements for your postgraduate course and also familiarise you with university life in the UK.

Take a Pre-Master's course to develop your subject knowledge, study skills and academic language level in preparation for your master's course.

If you need to improve your English language, we offer pre-sessional English language courses to help you meet the English language requirements of your chosen master’s course.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Financial support and scholarships

For general sources of financial support, see our Fees and funding pages.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

+44 (0) 1865 484848