To be offered a place on the programme, you will normally need to have a Bachelors degree (with Honours) at 2.1 level or better in an appropriate field of study. Please contact us if you wish to check whether your degree subject is suitable, but a wide spectrum of subjects are acceptable. Candidates who do not meet these requirements will be considered on their individual merits and should discuss their particular circumstances with the Programme Director. All applicants must have RIBA part 1 as a pre-requisite. Applicants must submit a portfolio consisting of 10 images from final year project and a minimum of 3-6 months of work experience in practice confirmed by a professional reference.
Months of entry
The Master of Architecture (MArch) programme is a professional/undergraduate Masters qualification available to students with an appropriate first degree in Architecture and RIBA Part I. It leads to the RIBA Part II award.
This degree is validated by the RIBA and prescribed by ARB as a Part 2 qualification towards access to the Architectural Profession in Europe.
Year 1 focuses on design through lectures, seminars and carefully planned individual and group work. Taught modules outside studio design cover professional practice and contemporary approaches to technology.
You'll then begin the second year with a design project that's set, reviewed, and taught by a notable practitioner or design practice. In 2013-14 this was WIlkinson Eyre, the award winning London practice.
The programme builds towards the Design Thesis, where you'll produce a major piece of work in response to a brief. The dissertation subject will reflect your personal interests.
You'll be taught by our full time staff and by selected practitioners and Honorary Professors. These included Jim Eyre OBE of Wilkinson Eyre from 2010-11, and Michael Wilford of Stirling Wilford from 2014. We've a very generous offering of prizes for students performing strongly in areas of our MArch degree.
Students may take Semester 1 of Year 5 abroad at one of our approved exchange Schools of Architecture in the USA, China or Europe.
This two-year full-time post BA Hons programme includes design projects, lecture and workshop courses, a dissertation and an optional student foreign exchange programme.
You'll be examined and assessed by studio presentations and coursework submissions.
Fees and funding
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- PG Recruitment
- +44 (0)151 794 5927