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Architectural Studies, MArch

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #154 (QS) ,
This is a two-year programme that takes graduates to an advanced level of architectural design. It satisfies Part 2 of the UK professional qualification for architects, and is approved by the RIBA and the Architects Registration Board (ARB).

About

At the Welsh School of Architecture, we provide a fully accredited route to becoming a professional architect in the UK. This MArch programme is the second stage (Part 2) of this route and is intended for those who wish to continue their education towards becoming a qualified architect. The course is approved by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the Architects Registration Board (ARB). If you do not already have a Part 1 qualification, please take a look at our BSc Architectural Studies.

Our MArch is a two year programme which is studied on a full-time basis. It is unique in that in the first year of study, you will predominantly be based in an architectural practice, undertaking a combination of practice-based and academic work. In your second year, you will be based in the School of Architecture’s new studio for graduate students at Friary House, in Cardiff city centre. This is within 5-10 minutes’ walk of our other site, Bute Building.

Throughout the course, we explore the full range of skills required to be an architect and enable you to develop your personal and professional experience. To prepare you for the demands of the architectural profession, we build on and extend your existing knowledge to include the design of more complex buildings and the demands of urban design. We also study the professional and legal aspects of an architect’s work. We also encourage you to pursue knowledge in a specialist area through a written dissertation project.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Design in Practice
  • Research Preparation
  • Reflective Practice
  • Design Thesis
  • Dissertation
  • Practice, Management and Economics

                  Detailed Programme Facts

                  • Programme intensity Full-time
                    • Full-time duration 24 months
                  • Credits
                    120 alternative credits
                  • Languages
                    • English
                  • Delivery mode
                    On Campus

                  English Language Requirements

                  You need the following IELTS score:

                  • Minimum required score:

                    6.5

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                  General Requirements

                  • Welsh School of Architecture graduates must normally have our degree of BSc in Architectural Studies with at least a 2.2 Honours classification and a mark of 55% or higher in design modules.
                  • If you are entering from another School, you would normally need at least a 2.1 class degree or equivalent qualification which carries exemption from the Part 1 of the RIBA. In all cases, a strong design portfolio is a requisite.
                  • We will consider candidates from other schools with overall classifications of 2.2 who have exceptionally strong grades in design modules at degree level (high 2.1 and above). Students who believe themselves to be in this category are welcome to apply.

                  Tuition Fee

                  • International

                    19950 GBP/year
                    Tuition Fee
                    Based on the original amount of 19950 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
                  • National

                    9000 GBP/year
                    Tuition Fee
                    Based on the original amount of 9000 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
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                  Living costs for Cardiff

                  • 628 - 1070 GBP/month
                    Living Costs

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