Architecture Part 2, MArch

If you've already taken ARB/RIBA Part 1, this MArch Architecture course will prepare you for contemporary architectural practice - combining both academic and professional teaching.

This architecture course is taught in our state-of-the-art Stockwell Street Building, designed by renowned architects Heneghan Peng. You'll develop advanced skills in building design and digital representation, as well as taking on an integrated design project and a thesis related to your own interests. Specific learning modules will include design realisation, theories of architecture, building design, and future representations. A part-time study option is available.

Completing this course successfully will exempt you from the Part 2 Examination in Professional Practice from both the Architects Registration Board (ARB) and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).

Duration

  • 2 years full-time
  • 3 years part-time

Start month

September and January

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2020/2021 fees

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* January 2020 starters pay the 2019/2020 fees.

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What you should know about this course

  • The course is recognised by the Architects Registration Board (ARB) and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).
  • You can choose a Design Unit in which to undertake project work, each with a different specialism.
  • The course prepares you for the complexities of contemporary architectural practice through rigorous academic and professional teaching.
  • You'll produce the highest level of architectural design and combine the best of practice and academia in a design portfolio.
  • You can study part-time by attending for two days a week over three years.

What you will study

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About the course team

Welcome to MArch Architecture (ARB/RIBA Part II), which is taught from within the School of Design at our purpose-built Stockwell Street building in Greenwich. Your teaching comes from a highly experienced team of lecturers, including both academics and practitioners.

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Entry requirements

If you are

You should have an undergraduate degree in architecture, or an equivalent design-based degree, at 2.1 or above. 

You'll also need the ARB/RIBA Part 1 examination or equivalent and a good portfolio of your academic and practice work. You'll need a personal statement outlining why you wish to apply, plus practice and academic references. 

If you apply to study part-time, you'll need a supportive reference from your employer.

For more information, contact courseinfo@greenwich.ac.uk or 020 8331 9000.

You can also read our admissions policy.

The University of Greenwich accepts a broad range of international qualifications for admission to our courses.

For detailed information on the academic and English language requirements, please find your country in our directory.

Alternatively, please contact us:

Further information about entry

Applicants are assessed on their project work and creative portfolios.

Applicants will be invited to an interview.

Available to overseas students?

Yes

Can I use prior learning?

Find out more on our Recognition of Prior Learning pages.

How you will learn

Teaching

We are based at our Stockwell Street building, which is equipped with a range of purpose-built studios, classrooms, workshops and gallery spaces. Teaching is carried through a combination of tutorials, lectures, seminars, workshops and crits.

With guidance from tutors, you can focus on interests from a broad range of issues, driven by specialist subject areas.

Collaboration with London-based architecture offices is also included in our teaching, so you gain further skills and experience.

Class sizes

Information coming soon.

Independent learning

Outside of timetabled sessions, you are also expected to dedicate time to independent study (around 8-10 hours per module per week).

Every module will involve further reading and research. You may also be expected to spend time preparing for classwork such as presentations and group discussions, and for assessed coursework and examinations.

You can use our Stockwell Street library and online resources to support you in these activities.

We encourage you to join societies such as:

Overall workload

If you are studying full-time, you should expect the workload to be similar to a full-time job (approx. 40 hours per week in total). For part-time students, this will reduce in proportion. Each module you study towards this degree is worth either 20 or 40 credits. These represent around 200 or 400 study hours respectively.

Assessment

All assessments are based on your course work and project work. Some modules have interim crits, which provide feedback to help you monitor progress.

Feedback summary

We aim to give feedback on assignments within 15 working days.

Dates and timetables

The academic year runs from September to June.

Full teaching timetables are not usually available until term has started. For any queries, please call 020 8331 9000.

Fees and funding

Your time at university should be enjoyable, rewarding, and free of unnecessary stress. Planning your finances before you come to university can help to reduce financial concerns. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

2019/2020 fees

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* January 2020 starters pay the 2019/2020 fees.

2020/2021 fees

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Accommodation costs

Whether you choose to live in halls of residence or rent privately, we can help you find what you're looking for. We have dedicated accommodation for postgraduate students (Devonport House) available from just £160 per person per week, with bills included. If you require more space or facilities, these options are available at a slightly higher cost. Students based at the Medway Campus can also reside in student halls in Chatham or rent privately in the local area.

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There is a range of financial support available to support your studies. This includes postgraduate loans, international scholarships, and options for current students and alumni to continue studying at the university.

We also provide advice and support on budgeting, money management and financial hardship.

Financial support

Other costs

If there any site visits or field trips, students will need to pay their own travel costs. Students should also set aside costs for studio materials (paper, model making materials) and printing costs.

Careers and placements

What sort of careers do graduates pursue?

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

Do you provide employability services?

The School of Design has an Employability Officer who when applicable provides specific opportunities relevant to your own course. They work closely with professionals in industry to ensure you are well-prepared for the workplace and have already begun to build your professional network by the time you graduate. If a Post Graduate student wishes to enquire about career opportunities, they should speak to their Employability Officer. 

The central Employability and Careers Service also provides support for students preparing to apply for placements and graduate roles, such as CV clinics, mock interviews and employability skills workshops.

Support and advice

Academic skills and study support

We want you to make the most of your time with us. You can access study skills support through your tutor, our subject librarians, and our online academic skills centre.

Where appropriate, we provide support in academic English and mathematics. If you need to use particular IT packages for a specific module, we provide training for this.

We place great emphasis on our students' abilities to reflect upon and see their practical and theoretical work in a larger critical context.

Support from the department

MArch Architecture students get free access to Adobe Creative Cloud software.

Each year, we run an end-of-year exhibition where students showcase their work.

Accommodation information

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Not quite what you were looking for?

We've got plenty of other courses for you to choose from. Browse our postgraduate taught prospectus or check our related courses below.

Architecture at the University of Greenwich

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Visit our architecture subject page.