• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration

About

Reasons to study Architecture MArch at De Montfort University:

  • Architecture MArch programme at the Leicester School of Architecture (LSA) offers a professional level architectural education with ARB/RIBA Part II exemption
  • Graduates will be able to progress to professional registration/licensure examinations allowing access to the legal title of ‘architect’ and to markets, in the UK, EU or other legal jurisdictions
  • You will study current issues in architectural thought, practice and processes and learn in an array of competitive master classes and studios with current architects and/or educators
  • We maintain a diverse pedagogy targeted at developing individual student flair

The Leicester School of Architecture MArch programme develops the emerging architectural specialist and challenges the individual to discover or develop a personal stake in the architectural world. Current issues in architectural thought are studied through deep foundations in historical and philosophical thought, contemporary states of urban inhabitation, challenges to a sustainable ecology, the ramifications of modern technology, legal and economic contexts, and the state of the profession.

Central to the course is a series of advanced design studios that are integrated with studies in Humanities, Technology and Environment, Digital Computation and Fabricated and Professional Studies.

Graduate careers

Our Architecture MArch graduates have found employment with architects/practices such as:

  • Shigeru Ban
  • MAKE
  • Heatherwick Studios
  • Foster + Partners
  • Grimshaw Architects 

Many of our graduates have been employed in continental Europe, USA, Australasia, Japan, China, India and the Middle East upon graduation. Non-Architecture pathways Leicester School of Architecture graduates have also developed careers outside of the sector:

  • Advertising and media
  • Game industry
  • Visualisation and digital fabrication
  • Local and national governance
  • Academic research

Graduates also progress onto to taught-courses offering specialised professional interests, or academic research in higher education. Many graduates develop career pathways in industries such as property, construction, and planning, whilst many creative, strategic development or governance industries have also found skillsets of Architecture MArch graduates to be very valuable. 

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Thematic Design Studio
  • Humanities / Technical and Environmental Specialisation
  • Contextual Design Studio
  • Dissertation
  • Management Practice and Law
  • Technical Studies and Design Research
  • Thesis or Comprehensive Design Project

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 36 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description

      Not available for International. 

  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Schedule IELTS

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Applications are considered from candidates with a 2:2 or above (or equivalent) pass in a first architecture degree either validated by the RIBA or similar to a RIBA Part 1 degree in the case of non-RIBA validated EU and Overseas courses. Offers are based on first architecture degree results, experience and a portfolio interview or review.
  • Practical experience is not required for entry to the MArch, though applicants should note that a minimum of 24 months of logged professional experience are required to undertake a Part III examinations and to register as an architect in the UK, of which 12 months of this 24 months may be completed before the completion of the MArch.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13250 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

UK/EU: £4,625 (part-time) per year.

Living costs for Leicester

  • 751 - 1430 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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