The Master of Architecture (MArch) course focuses on design innovation and current theories of architecture and urbanism to challenge your thinking and prepare you for practice. The studios, workshops and CAD suites at UCLan are among the UK’s best and you will receive regular one-to-one tutorial support from a team who are leading thinkers and practitioners in their field. In addition, opportunities for international study and lively discussion with a variety of visiting speakers will enrich your experience and inspire your creativity.
The MArch course provides progression for Part 1 Architecture graduates to a Part 2 course (which is a requirement for professional membership).
Current students' work is available to view in our Architecture Student Yearbook 2016.
View the Grenfell-Baines Institute of Architecture's website.
2 years full-time
Preston (Campus code: U)
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There is no deadline for the submission of applications. However, applications for the start of each academic year should be received before September of that year.
The Master of Architecture course is classed as an undergraduate course through UCAS and may be applied for through the normal UCAS application process. However, if you are applying through after the 30th June, we recommend you email UCLan admissions AdmissionsTeamB@uclan.ac.uk copying in Course Leader Chris Lowry Clowry@uclan.ac.uk in the first instance to register your application.
Applicants must hold a good honours degree in architecture or equivalent subject. It is also preferable for applicants to demonstrate some professional experience in architectural practice or a related field.
Applications from all candidates will be considered on their individual merits and in the light of the nature and scope of the programme or work proposed.
Enquiries are welcomed. Please contact the Course Leader for an informal discussion.
International Students are required to show competence in written and spoken English in addition to meeting the course entry requirements: International English Language Testing Service (IELTS) - minimum 6.5.
All applicants are requested to submit a digital portfolio. Digital portfolios should demonstrate your skills in abstract and detailed drawing using digital techniques as well as illustrative sketching, applying a variety of media. You should also include examples of different projects you have undertaken, showing how you have worked through a project from research to final presentation.
Applicants may also be invited to attend an interview.
Please apply for this course via UCAS as an undergraduate.
MA Architecture graduate, 2015
Joshua Allington, a 2015 master’s graduate, has always held a keen interest in design, taking up the chance to study architecture in order to combine both creativity and technical challenge. “I did a bit of research, and with UCLan Architecture being a new programme, it was exciting to be part of the cohort who could help decide the direction of the course,” said Joshua.
BSc (Hons) Architectural Technology, 2006
John Bridge studied part-time on the BSc (Hons) Architectural Technology course and now works as a chartered architect. John graduated from the course with a first, also winning an international design competition, receiving the award on the day of his graduation. He explains graduation as his favourite memory whilst at University of Central Lancashire (UCLan). “I was really lucky; it was a great ceremony over at the Guild Hall and back at the Harris building.”
For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook for your year of entry:
2017 Entry |
For information on possible changes to course information, see our Essential and Important Course Information.
*Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated.
For 2017/18 fees please refer to our fees page.
You can find regulations and policies relating to student life at The University of Central Lancashire on our Student Contract page.
For changes to 2017 UCAS tariff entry requirements please see our Essential and Important Course Information. UCLan requires all undergraduate applicants to have a minimum attainment of five GCSEs at grade C and above, or equivalent, (including Maths and English). In 2017 and beyond we will view the new Grade 4 as being equivalent to a C grade and will therefore require students to achieve GCSE Grade 4 or above. However, if the subject is relevant to our degree programme and requires a higher GCSE grade (e.g. GCSE B grade), and/or includes a Professional body that governs the entry requirements, Grade 5 or above may be required.