24 months
13750 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Architecture programme at De Montfort University develops the emerging architectural professional and challenges the individual to discover or develop a personal stake in the architectural world.

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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

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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines




180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Lower Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

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 a criteria that includes first architecture degree results, portfolio of work, professional experience, an interview.

  • 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

    13750 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13750 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.

UK/EU: £4,625 (part-time) per year.


At DMU, we are committed to helping our graduates enhance their careers and personal development through further study.

  • Vice-Chancellor’s 2020 Scholarship
  • Vice-Chancellor's Sports Scholarship

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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