Taught course


University of Limerick · Faculty of Science and Engineering

Entry requirements

SAUL seeks highly motivated, independent thinkers for this dynamic new graduate programme. Applicants must have a first or second class Level 8 honours degree in architecture (Level 8 - NQAI National Qualifications Authority of Ireland). The admissions procedure of portfolio, interview, and assessment of prior learning will determine each applicant’s entry point.

The applicant’s portfolio may contain selected undergraduate work plus any relevant professional work and selection of any other relevant content to demonstrate the applicant’s creativity and suitability for this course. Following a portfolio assessment, the applicant will be called to interview. Applicants from non-English speaking countries must have high-level competence in English.


  • Qualification transcripts and certificates
  • Portfolio
  • English language qualification if English is not your first language
  • Certified English translations of your transcripts/certificates where the originals are in a language other than English.
  • A copy of your birth certificate/passport

English Language Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of either prior successful completion of a degree qualification taught through the medium of English or meet one of the criteria below (no longer than two years prior to application):

Months of entry


Course content

Our graduate programme is fast-paced and flexible, and is run by architects, writers, critics, historians, engineers and philosophers. Established in 2005, SAUL now comprises 140 undergraduate students, from Ireland and abroad as well as European and International students with us for a year of their studies.

SAUL’s two studios are located in Limerick: the main studio is in a very central location on the campus of the University of Limerick near the banks of the River Shannon; the SAUL Fab Lab is located in the heart of the Georgian city. SAUL teaching faculty has a strongly international dimension; as well as coming from Limerick and Dublin, staff hail from New York, Stockholm, London, Berlin, Scotland, France, Morocco and Spain. These top quality teaching faculty practice architecture in varying ways; as directors of a range of award-winning architectural practices in Ireland including Bucholz McEvoy Architects, Grafton Architects, A2 Architects, Hassett Ducatez Architects, PAC Studio, Urban Agency; as academics from a variety of disciplines including Architecture, Architectural History, English literature and Geography; and as professionals in Local Governance and Civil Engineering.

SAUL conducts research projects through its dedicated research arm the SAUL Intelligence Unit. The SAUL IU engages in a variety of areas, from individual academic research projects to larger-scale undertakings with partners in local governance, local industry, and other faculties within the University.

Fees and funding

Please visit our website for more information on scholarships.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Morgan Flynn