Master On Campus

Architecture (ARB/RIBA Part 2)

The University of Edinburgh

21 months
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The Architecture (ARB/RIBA Part 2) programme from The University of Edinburgh is an exciting and innovative programme of study, based in one of the most beautiful and architecturally important cities in the world.


The Architecture (ARB/RIBA Part 2) programme from The University of Edinburgh combines flexibility with rigour, allowing students to select from an exciting menu of research-driven studio courses and a choice of curricular pathways through the degree.

The programme has Architects Registration Board (ARB) prescription and Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) validation.

Career opportunities

The MArch forms the second stage in a process that will enable you to register and practise as a professional architect in the UK.

Programme Structure

The programme emphasises studio-based investigation within a stimulating environment that enables creativity, experimentation and critical engagement with architectural design through making and drawing.

It offers the opportunity to select from:

  • studios linked across the full two years
  • a series of discrete thematic studios that vary from year to year

Many studios engage in elements of collaborative work fostering a creative and social exchange amongst peers. There is a clear emphasis on the relationship between architecture and the city and the evolution of the student’s individual position in current theoretical debate. The studios reflect the research interests and expertise of their tutors.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 21 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

 We strongly recommend you submit your completed application as early as possible, particularly if you are also applying for funding or will require a visa.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A UK 2:1 honours degree in architecture prescribed by the Architects Registration Board (ARB) at Part 1 or equivalent standard demonstrated in your portfolio.
  • As part of the application process, you must submit a personal statement and CV.
  • You must submit a portfolio as part of your application. On the first page of the portfolio incorporate your name and UUN (if applicable) and include examples of your work on the following pages. You should read the application guidance before applying as there are particular guidelines on portfolio and reference requirements:

Tuition Fee


Living costs for Edinburgh

725 - 1167 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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Architecture (ARB/RIBA Part 2)
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