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Postgraduate courses 2024/25

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).

School

Design

Location

Greenwich Campus

Duration

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

Start month

September

Home/international fees 2024/25

£9,250 /£17,000

What you should know about this course

  • 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.
  • This is a two-year full-time programme, or three-year part-time and the fees shown are per year.

What you will study

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Course information is currently unavailable for this programme. Please contact course-info@gre.ac.uk for more information.

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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We are offering virtual events so that you can still experience how Greenwich could be the right university for you.

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Entry requirements

If you are

An undergraduate (honours) degree at 2:2, or above in Architecture.

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. If you cannot find your country on this list, please contact international@gre.ac.uk.

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Further information about entry

You will also require:

  • PLUS ARB/RIBA Part 1 examination or equivalent
  • We will consider applications where you haven't completed an ARB/RIBA Part 1; but have undertaken a non-UK or non-validated architecture degree. In all such circumstances before qualifying as an architect in the UK, you must have obtained Part 1, 2 and 3. If you have not completed Part 1 you should contact ARB directly for guidance regarding eligibility for their Prescribed Part 1 Examination
  • PLUS a good portfolio including academic and professional practice work
  • If applying for part-time study a supportive reference from your employer is also required
  • Suitable applicants will be required to submit a portfolio and attend an interview
  • Applicants are encouraged to obtain professional  work experience taken after completing your undergraduate degree in architecture.

Available to overseas students?

Yes

Can I use Prior Learning?

This programme does not offer recognition of prior learning.

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

Design teaching is undertaken in a ‘Unit’ system. Students vote to be taught in specialist groups of typically 16-18 in size across all years and modes of the programme.

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 student societies.

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.

Full time Part time Distance learning
Home £9,250 £2,312 per 30 credits N/A
International £17,000 £4,250 per 30 credits N/A

Accommodation costs

Whether you choose to live in halls of residence or rent privately, we can help you find what you're looking for. University accommodation is available from just over £100 per person per week (bills included), depending on your location and preferences. If you require more space or facilities, these options are available at a slightly higher cost.

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Funding your study

There is a range of financial support options available to support your studies, including the Aspire@Greenwich award for study resources that many full-time students will receive.

EU students may be eligible for a bursary to support their study. View our EU bursary to find out more.

Discover more about grants, student loans, bursaries and scholarships. We also provide advice and support on budgeting, money management and financial hardship.

Financial support

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.

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If you are a UK student or have settled/pre-settled status (EU) and you want to study full-time then you apply through the Universities and Colleges Admission Service (UCAS).

If you are a UK student or have settled/pre-settled status (EU) and you want to study part-time then you can apply directly via our online application form.

If you are from outside the UK, you can apply via UCAS, directly via our online application form or via one of our in-country representatives. If you require a student visa, you cannot study part-time at undergraduate level.