Taught course

Architecture

Institution
Plymouth University · Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

You are required to have a 2.2 degree (50 per cent or above) in degree studies, design mark of 55 per cent or above in final degree year design. We also require references from previous university, employer and / or similar. Work experience for approximately 12 months in an architect’s office or other professionally relevant activity is highly desirable, though not required. For an informal discussion about MA Architecture please contact the programme leader at ade@plymouth.ac.uk Following completion of the MA Architecture programme, you'll have the opportunity to continue study on the RIBA-validated MArch Architecture programme, MRes Architecture or MPhil/PhD Architecture programmes.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This one year MA Architecture programme aims to support you in developing proficiency in architectural design, in the process of developing both an urban design and a detailed building design. Your study will be set in an exploration of new urban forms which are being generated in response to the changing nature of cities, notably increasing regional and global connectivity, and shifting cultural, economic, ecological, political, social and physical conditions and demands.

  • Get creative with our amazing facilities and resources. You’ll be based in our eye-catching Faculty of Arts building in the heart of the campus, with students and staff from other art courses to bounce ideas off and collaborate with. And, you’ll have 2.5 square metres of desk to call your own.
  • Study a programme fully validated by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and prescribed by the Architects Registration Board (ARB) – with National Student Survey results consistently above 90 per cent satisfaction.
  • Interact with the public domain with architecture that’s responsive to people, places and tectonics. Work with local communities and institutions, including city councils, business organisations and non-governmental organisations.
  • Work on live studio-based projects, both in the UK and abroad. Previous projects have been based in the UK, Spain, Portugal, Latvia and Poland.
  • Benefit from our future-facing programme that features a strong urban and sustainability dimension.
  • Learn from tutors with industry experience and interdisciplinary research interests. Our school was described as ‘charged’ by Architects’ Journal.

Information for international students

IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent required for overseas/EU students.

Fees and funding

As part of a new government funded masters loan scheme, masters students who are under the age of 60 can now access a loan of up to £10,000 as a contribution towards the cost of their study.

The loans will be available for both taught and research masters programmes across all disciplines and subject areas (excluding PGCE, PgCert, PgDip, MClinRes or ResM).

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions
Email
admissions@plymouth.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 1752 585858