You will need a minimum of an upper second class honours degree (2:1) or a lower second class honours degree (2:2) in architecture, or similar subject area, which will normally be validated by the RIBA for Part 1/prescribed by the ARB for Part 1. Applicants will usually have one year's (post-degree) professional experience. Applicants with a lower second class honours degree (2:2) will require significant experience.
At interview, applicants should present their academic portfolio together with examples of work undertaken during professional training, and any relevant contextual material.
Months of entry
The MArch (Part 2) is a long-established and well-respected course that is prescribed by the ARB and validated by the RIBA to give exemption from the second stage of professional education. The emphasis of the course is on innovative design work, and on developing a caring and critical approach to the study and practice of architecture.
The course fosters diversity of choice, interpretation and approach, whether in design projects or more academic research. The former focuses on sophisticated design programmes (in formal, technical, professional or urban terms) that demand rigour and self-criticism. The latter focuses on your major dissertation, an extended piece of specialised research into architecture and its historical or theoretical contexts.
The course has three main objectives: to develop your design ability through project-based experimentation; to present an evaluation and critique of your coursework within a broad cultural context, and in light of technical, economic and legal constraints; and to promote the articulate explanation and representation of quality and value in design projects.
Information for international students
If your first language is not English, you will need an IELTS score of 7.0, with a minimum of 6.5 in all components.
Fees and funding
Fees are price per academic year
As well as tuition fee loans, there is a range of funding available to help you fund your studies.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time24 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- Course Enquiries
- +44 (0)20 7911 5000