MArch. On Campus Blended

Architecture (ARB or RIBA Part 2)

24 months
13500 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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University of East London's MArch Architecture (ARB or RIBA Part 2) course is fully accredited, furthering your progress towards becoming a qualified architect.


They believe architecture is about engagement. Rather than sitting in a studio designing buildings theoretically you will go out and work on projects in the local area - a thriving, dynamic part of London with huge infrastructure developments.

In the Architecture (ARB or RIBA Part 2) programme at University of East London, you will fulfil your creative potential and perfect your skills by working on designs that tackle real-life issues not just in east London but around the world.

You will engage with architectural events nationally and internationally. In 2014, our students exhibited as part of the Venice Biennale and at the London Festival of Architecture.

What you'll learn

You will learn to ask radical questions, explore social responsibility and decide how you're going to make an impact as an architect. At the University of East London, we're exploring critical topics like tackling climate change, building sustainably and creating community spaces through well-crafted architecture.

The MArch Architecture course is designed to prepare you to respond creatively to the uncertainties you will experience in your professional life as an architect. Sometimes students are unclear about the relevance of what they are doing to become an architect. The programme does not attempt to replicate practice, but does prepare you for practice.

It also enables you to continue to develop fruitfully after you leave the school. Just as in professional practice, the school is a learning community in which students and teachers learn together. You work in small groups that stay together for a term or a year. Because the groups are small you get individual attention from the tutors and you learn from other students who are dealing with similar problems.

They'll equip you with a range of practical and professional skills, including advanced CAD software and digital fabrication tools, architectural design methods, architectural history and theory as well as multiple technical and environmental workshops and seminars. You'll put all of these into practice through your integrated design project. This in order to tackle real-life scenarios which affect the whole, not just the part. We will stimulate you to look at architecture as the opportunist, not the problem-solver.

Your future career

With the MArch behind you, you will be fully prepared to become a qualified architect. Our course is fully accredited and grants you Part 2 exemption from the ARB/RIBA professional examinations.

You will graduate from a course that enjoys an international reputation for producing award-winning designers capable of producing complex architectural proposals with skill and sensitivity. The skills you will acquire - superior analysis, creative thinking, technological expertise and draughtsmanship - will serve you well in a variety of work environments.

You will also benefit from our superb connections. We have well established links with a variety of architectural practices and local organisations and these have enabled our students to secure some enviable jobs.

It's up to you how you make an impact. Some of our graduates go on to work in the public sector and culturally engaged practices. Others choose to join internationally awarded design practices or large global offices. Want to be your own boss? You could even set up your own Architectural Design practice. After this course, you'll have the toolkit you need to set yourself up for success.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Architectural Design Research & Mental Wealth
  • Architectural Design
  • Technical Environmental and Professional Studies
  • Theory and Cultural Studies

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


240 alternative credits


On Campus, Blended

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Minimum 2.2 Honours in an environmentally-relevant subject or equivalent.

  • We would normally expect you to have Grade C in GCSE English and Maths. Most importantly all applicants have to submit a digital portfolio of their work and might be requested to attend a portfolio interview.

Your portfolio should demonstrate the equivalent skills and abilities of an ARB/RIBA Part 1 graduate. In summary and in particular, we will look for the following in the portfolio:  

  • Evidence of exploratory spatial design techniques including sketching, especially model-making and perspective-based imagery
  • Sound technical knowledge of building design and conventional drawing abilities (plans, sections, elevations) 
  • Environmental and structural design knowledge 
  • Awareness of architectural history and theory 
  • Ability to synthesise the above into architectural proposals 
  • Depth of work, engagement and commitment to the subject 
  • Presentational skills

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13500 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 24 months.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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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