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About

If you’re ready to advance your career in architecture, then the ideal next step is taking your previous studies and experience into a postgraduate qualification.

Visit the official programme website for more information

Overview

On this MArch Architecture degree course – which leads to the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and Architects Registration Board (ARB) Part 2 exemption – you’ll learn the professional and creative skills needed for a successful architectural career.

You’ll unpack architectural topics such as urbanism, landscape, sustainability and culture, and learn to put your knowledge and skills into practice as you pursue your ambition to become a qualified architect.

What you'll experience

On this Architecture degree course, you’ll:

  • develop the creative and professional abilities needed for a practicing architect
  • engage in collaborative projects
  • get the opportunity to study at a range of European universities through the ERASMUS+ exchange scheme (full time students, MArch Year 1)

Work experience and career planning

To give you the best chance of securing a great job when you graduate, our Careers and Employability service can help you find relevant work experience during your course.

We can help you identify placements, internships, voluntary roles and opportunities that will complement your studies and build your portfolio.

Teaching

Teaching methods on this course include:

  • individual and group tutorials
  • lectures
  • seminars
  • workshops
  • studio programmes

How you're assessed

You'll be assessed through:

  • studio review
  • portfolio assessment
  • coursework
  • dissertation

You’ll be able to test your skills and knowledge informally before you do assessments that count towards your final mark.

You can get feedback on all practice and formal assessments so you can improve in the future.

Careers and opportunities

When you finish the course, our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work in the industry.

The skills you'll develop on this course, will open doors to exciting careers in professional and creative careers, and put you one step closer to becoming a registered architect.

After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.

Programme Structure

What you'll study

Year 1

  • Design units in this year include:
  • Architectural Design: Strategy
  • Architectural Design: Synthesis

Taught units in this year include:

  • Techne – technical environmental and professional practice and management
  • Arche – theoretical context

Year 2

Core units in this year include:

  • Thesis Dissertation
  • Thesis Preparation
  • Thesis Design
  • Professional Studies

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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More details

September

Language

English
IELTS or TOEFL needed

Delivered

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.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

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).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A 2:2 honours degree with RIBA Part 1 exemption, or equivalent. 
  • Applicants would preferably have a year of professional, relevant experience. 
  • An online portfolio submission and/or interview may be required as part of the selection process.

Funding

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.

Our partners

Architecture
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University of Portsmouth

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