Taught course


Robert Gordon University · Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment

Entry requirements

A 2.2 undergraduate degree, or equivalent, in Architecture with an overall performance in the final year of 50 % or above in the final year of study. Have an exemption from the Architects Registration Board (ARB) & Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Part 1, but this is not compulsory* Submission of a satisfactory portfolio of design work

*Students without a RIBA / ARB recognised award at Part 1, will not be able to progress to UK registration as an Architect. Candidates in this position will either have to undertake Year 3 of the BSc Architecture / Master of Architecture, or apply to the ARB for Part 1 exemption through the external candidate route.

Months of entry


Course content

Our RIBA and ARB accredited Master of Architecture Part 2 course will provide you with the opportunity to develop personal interests around three thematically distinct ‘Units’. You will develop your professional knowledge and skills through extended research-led projects, which you will work on individually and as part of a group. Areas of enquiry can include those of current public debate and contention within Aberdeen city and region, or live scenarios where you will inform the deliberations and decision making of diverse organisations. You will also have the fantastic opportunity to travel, whether on study trips to look at the very best of international design or on student exchanges in a partnership institution for one semester in Year 5.

Information for international students

Applicants whose first language is not English should have an IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no component lower than 5.5, or equivalent. Find out more about English language requirements on the RGU website - https://www.rgu.ac.uk/study/international-students/english-language-requirements

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

For more information, visit www.rgu.ac.uk/finance

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

5 years + 1 recommended year in practice

Course contact details

Student Admissions Service
01224 262728