MArch Architecture

MArch Architecture [ARB/RIBA Part II]

2 years full-time / 3 years part-time

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The MArch Architecture course is for graduates of architecture with ARB/RIBA Part 1 who wish to gain exemption from ARB/RIBA Part 2. Our aim is to prepare students for the complexities of contemporary architectural practice by providing a rich mix of rigorous academic and professional teaching. All students choose a Design Unit in which to undertake their project work – each Unit has a different specialism and is led by a highly experienced team.

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The first year of the course starts by developing advanced skills in urban design and digital representation that can be applied to a major building project in conjunction with a professionally mentored ‘Design Realisation’ technical report. Additionally, students are exposed to current theoretical trends that form the basis for ambitious speculations on contemporary architecture.

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The second year of study takes the aspirations of the students work to a higher level of professional and academic engagement. An integrated advanced architectural design project and specialist theoretical and/or technological thesis are developed with respect to the students own interests and passions.

The part-time mode is intended for students working in a supportive architectural practice and requires attendance two days a week over three years.

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MArch Units 2020-21


Archived Briefs

MArch Units 2019-20

MArch Units 2018-19

MArch Units 2017-18

MArch Units 2016-17