24 months
14600 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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In a world ever increasingly in flux  economically, environmentally, socio-culturally, there’s an ever greater need for architects able to think creatively, critically and strategically. Studying the MArch Architecture at University of Plymouth, you’ll be supported in a design and research-led critical inquiry, testing your work in the public domain through live projects in the UK and overseas. 

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Studying the MArch Architecture at University of Plymouth , you will develop your own sense of praxis, while exploring the potential of architecture to generate more sustainable, inclusive and resilient places.

Our course is fully validated by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and prescribed by the Architects Registration Board (ARB) to the requirements at Part 2 level. Within six months of degree completion, 100 per cent of our graduates have found professional employment in the UK, Europe and Asia* – with award-winning architects such as AHMM, Allies and Morrison, Feilden Clegg Bradley, Hopkins, John McAslan, Keith Williams, Make, Nicholas Hare and Walters and Cohen.

Key Features:

  • Our school was described as ‘charged’ by The Architects’ Journal.
  • Get creative with our amazing facilities and resources. You’ll be based in our eye-catching Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business building in the heart of the campus, surrounded by students and staff from other art courses. And, you’ll have two square metres of desk to call your own.
  • Study a programme fully validated by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and prescribed by the Architects Registration Board (ARB) – with National Student Survey results for the M Arch (not including BA Architecture) for the past two years at 100 per cent for overall student satisfaction.
  • Interact with the public domain with architecture that’s responsive to people, places and tectonics. Work with local communities and institutions, including city councils, business organisations and non-governmental organisations.
  • Work on live studio-based projects, both in the UK and abroad. Previous projects have been based in China, Latvia, Poland, Portugal, Spain and the UK.
  • Over 95 per cent of our recent graduates have found work in the UK, the Middle East and Asia.
  • Benefit from our future-facing programme that features a strong socio-cultural, urban and sustainability dimension. 
  • Learn from tutors with industry experience and interdisciplinary research interests.

Careers with this subject:

Our architecture graduates benefit from a discursive education that enables them with a wide range of creative thinking and problem-solving knowledge and skills. Building on this students have gone on to work with leading architectural offices and start their own successful practices. Others have enjoyed success in parallel careers including: teaching, both at Plymouth and other schools of architecture: urban design; landscape architecture; community development; and construction and project management. Upon completion of the programme you may be able to continue on to a RIBA Part 3 qualification and become a Chartered Architect in the UK and EU.


Fully validated by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and prescribed by the Architects Registration Board (ARB)

Programme Structure

Core modules:

  • Inception and Strategic Design
  • Detailed Design
  • Connecting Sustainable Practices
  • Urban Methodologies
  • Technical Design
  • Advanced Inception and Strategic Design

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applications can usually be made throughout the year, and are considered until programmes are full. 


240 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Expected 2:1 degree classification but we will consider students with lower degree and a good portfolio.. 
The following conditions are highly desired:
  • 12 months experience working in an architect’s office or similar professionally relevant activity. 
Application process 
  • To be considered for entry onto the programme, you'll need to submit the following: 
  • An official copy of your transcript for your completed degree studies. 
  • A statement of interest outlining why you want to study at Plymouth University and what you believe you will contribute to our programme. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14600 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • National

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

Part time (Home) £770 per 10 credits

Living costs for Plymouth

731 - 1387 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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