What's covered in the course?
Recognised by the Architects Registration Board and RIBA for exemption from Part II examination, the course is stage two of your professional development programme to become an architect. Architecture (RIBA Part 2 Exemption) is offered by Birmingham City University.
A unique collaborative 'Teaching Practice' programme means each cross-level studio unit is aligned with a leading professional practice in the region where you can visit on selected days for supporting tutorials. Participating practices include: Bryant Priest Newman, Broadway Malyan, Associated Architects and Glenn Howells Architects.
There are fantastic international opportunities – our students have undertaken fieldwork in Reykjavik, Istanbul, Amsterdam and Barcelona. There’s also an annual New York study visit sponsored by Ibstock Brick.You’ll have opportunities to take part in research projects and our connections will help your work get noticed. MArch graduate Thomas Cotton had his final thesis project published on New York’s Museum of Modern Art website for the exhibition Uneven Growth.
Birmingham School of Architecture and Design has strong alumni and connections to the city’s creative and professional networks both through visiting tutors and critics.
You'll be based in our multi-million pound City Centre Campus Parkside Building with access to traditional workshops in wood, metal, ceramics and plastics, along with advanced digital studios for rapid prototyping and digital production, CAD and digital visual communication skills.
Why Choose Us?
- Many students have degrees from other UK schools of architecture, resulting in a dynamic body of high-calibre students.
- Visiting tutors come from national and local practice and we have visiting critics and lectures from high profile practitioners, such as eminent architects, visiting professors and world-renowned consultants.
- We are one of the primary providers of part-time architecture courses.
Enhancing your employability skills
You'll be able to produce complex design proposals showing understanding of current architectural issues. You'll also have sound knowledge of procurement, building production and legislation.
The course gives you a thorough understanding of the links between design and technology and how architects work with other construction professionals.
More informationVisit official programme website
Programme StructureCourses include:
- Research and Theory
- Architectural Synergies
- Management Practice and Law: Theory
- Architectural Speculations
- Architectural Speculations: Tectonics
- Management Practice and Law: Applied
- Dissertation or special study
- 24 months
- 36 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
Applications will be considered at any time up until the course start date.
DisciplinesArchitecture Landscape Architecture View 237 other Masters in Architecture in United Kingdom
- Applicants will normally be expected to hold at least a second class honours degree or equivalent in architecture.
- Architecture with RIBA Part 1 exemption.
- In exceptional circumstances, applications from students without RIBA Part 1 will be considered subject to prior equivalent academic and practical experience, but the honours degree must be in architecture due to the prescribed and validated nature of the programme.
- Evidence of satisfactory completion of at least nine months of practical training is normally required for acceptance on the full-time course.
International14000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 14000 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
EU/EEA9250 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
Part Time - £6,400 per year
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.
Apply and win up to €6000 to cover your tuition fees.