Architecture Part 2, MArch Postgraduate prospectus

The MArch Architecture programme prepares students for complex contemporary architectural practice by providing a mix of academic and professional teaching.

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2 years full time

3 years part time



The MArch Architecture programme 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 within which to undertake their project work, each unit has a different specialism across the themes of; digital surrealism, film and animation, bio-technology, art practice and contemporary culture. The units are led by a highly experienced team of internationally recognised design tutors.

Programme structure

The first year of the programme 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.

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

Time commitment

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


The department is based in a new state of the art building designed by the award winning architects Heneghan Peng; it is equipped with fourteen rooftop landscapes, cutting edge digital workshops, extensive design studios, a world-class library and two gallery spaces.

Our building is located in the heart of Greenwich, the newest addition to a suite of magnificent buildings that occupy the UNESCO World Heritage site and the location of the Greenwich Prime Meridian.


The aims of the programme are to:

  • Prepare the student to be an architect
  • Enable the student to produce the highest level of architectural design
  • Support students to combine the best of practice and academia in creating a design portfolio.

What you'll study

Entry requirements

Applicants should have:

  • A first degree in architecture or equivalent design based degree (2.1 or above)
  • PLUS ARB/RIBA Part 1 examination or equivalent
  • PLUS a good portfolio including academic and practice work.

Applications require a good statement outlining why they wish to apply with both practice and academic references.

Part-time applicants require a supportive reference from their employer.

Extra information


Students are assessed through:

  • Design projects
  • Course assessment
  • Portfolio assessment.

Professional recognition

The programme has recognition and exemption from the Part 2 Examination in Professional Practice from both ARB (Architects Registration Board) and RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects).


The programme prepares students for future careers as national and international architects.

Fees and finance

Your time at university should be enjoyable and rewarding, and it is important that it is not spoilt by unnecessary financial worries. We recommend that you spend time planning your finances, both before coming to university and while you are here. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

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