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This second stage of the two tier BSc/MArch programme of study is intended for those who wish to continue their education towards becoming qualified architects. It comprises two years of study, one year of which is based at the School, the other predominantly in practice.
The MArch programme of study is in modular form and aims:
1. To extend design experience and knowledge to include the design of more complex buildings and the demands of urban design and, in doing this, to aspire to the highest standards of architecture.
2. To study professionally associated aspects of the architect’s work and, within this experience, to become able to meet the demands being made in the architectural profession.
3. To pursue specialisms within the field and, in this process, receive a grounding in research methods and an in-depth study of an aspect of architectural design.
To proceed to the MArch you must have our degree of BSc in Architectural Studies with at least a 2.2 Honours classification or, if you are entering from another School, normally a good first degree or equivalent qualification which carries exemption from the Part 1 of the RIBA, with a strong design portfolio.
Architectural Studies (MArch)
The course comprises:
An approved period of education in practice which consists of at least nine months’ employment in an architectural practice during which you will undertake study and design modules and will make a number of return visits to the School for short courses. Students find their own places in employment, but have some help from the School. Our record in achieving placements is excellent and many students study abroad, receiving visits from tutors.
A dissertation which allows you to select from a range of interests within the School and carry out a detailed study based on an appropriate taught methodology. Current options include: Architectural Science and Technology; History and Theory of Architecture; Social Issues in Architecture and Professional and Management Studies.
Project work which includes a comprehensive design for a building or group of buildings selected by yourself and relating to design specialisms offered by staff. Project work is the major component in the second year of the course. An overseas study visit is usually undertaken during the course.
Lecture-based modules which include: contemporary architectural design and practice, management and economics.
Welcomes applications from talented designers with excellent first degrees
Unique structure that bridges theory and practice
Internationally recognised teaching