Entry requirements

You need a high standard of achievement in your BA in Architecture and are expected to have exemption from RIBA Part I, and at least six months' professional experience. At interview you should present your academic portfolio together with examples of work undertaken during professional training, plus any relevant contextual material.

Months of entry


Course content

The Architecture MArch, formerly known as the Architecture Graduate Diploma, is a long-established and well-respected course which gives exemption from the second stage of professional training. This professional qualification is prescribed by ARB for Part II and is validated by the RIBA. The emphasis of the course is placed on innovative design work, and on developing a challenging and critical approach to the study and practice of architecture.

The course allows you to investigate a wide range of issues pertinent to architecture in contemporary society. We foster diversity of choice, interpretation and approach, whether in design projects or more academic research. The focus is on confronting sophisticated design programmes (in formal, technical, professional or urban terms) that demand rigour and self-criticism. Specialised investigation into architecture and its historical or theoretical contexts takes the form of speculative projects and research for your major dissertation.

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 encourage your 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 no lower than 6.5 in each component.

Fees and funding

LEA award for students who have received one for their first degree.

Qualification and course duration


full time
24 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment35
Dissertation15 (12000 words)
Design project assessment50

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
+44 (0)20 7911 5000