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MArch

Architecture (Part II)

Duration
2 Years
Start
September 2022
Delivery
Campus Taught

Our MArch Architecture course focuses on design innovation and current theories of architecture and urbanism to challenge your thinking and prepare you for practice.

Our studios, workshops and CAD suites are among the best in the UK and you’ll receive regular one-to-one tutorial support from a team who are leading thinkers and practitioners in their field.

This MArch course provides progression for Part 1 Architecture graduates to a Part 2 course, which is a requirement for professional membership. Building on the knowledge you acquired on your undergraduate course, you’ll get to advance your design work and critical thinking skills.

The course content is informed by contemporary regional issues, specifically in areas such as urban and rural contextual issues, food production, regeneration, post-industrial landscapes, heritage protection, and sustainable urbanism. You’ll undertake a series of guided complex urban and rural design projects, exploring technological strategies and coming up with creative solutions to the challenges of sustainability in architecture and urbanism.

Why study with us

  • Learning is studio-based. You’ll have access to an extensive model-making workshop as well as CAD/CAM and Rapid Prototyping (RP) facilities, laser cutting and digital printing.
  • Opportunities for international study and lively discussion with a variety of visiting speakers will enrich your experience and inspire your creativity.
  • Preston offers the ideal environment for studying Architecture – it’s home to the innovative Building Design Partnership (founded by George Grenfell Baines) who built Preston Bus Station, one of the most iconic modern buildings in Britain.
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Degree Show 2021

Discover the award-winning creative work produced by our postgraduate Architecture students. The degree show features work in a range of mediums by our students.

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What you'll do

  • You’ll get industry experience by working on live projects with local communities and professionals within Preston.
  • Our dedicated architecture workshop and computer labs provide you with your own desk, drawing board and storage space within our studios.

Module Overview

Course Delivery

This course is taught face-to-face at one of our UK campuses.

100%Face-to-face

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

Study in our Engineering Innovation Centre (EIC)

During your studies with us you’ll benefit from our new £35 million EIC building which provides an integrated teaching space in state-of-the-art facilities.

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Accreditations

  • This course is expected to lead to Part I recognition by the ARB, the statutory body for the registration of architects in the UK. It enables you to progress becoming a chartered architect and ARB member.
  • This course is validated by the RIBA, a global professional membership body driving excellence in architecture. This validation recognises our outstanding facilities, focus on the student experience and commitment to employability.

Future careers

Once validated, completion of this master’s course in Architecture aims to prepare you for exemption from the RIBA Part 2 examination and for access to the next stage in your career in professional practice.

If you wish to progress to a professional qualification, you’ll need to spend two years working in architectural practice or a related field. This work experience can be undertaken at any time prior to taking the RIBA Part 3 examination.

Looking to start your postgraduate journey?

Our range of subjects and study modes can support your goals, take your next step with a postgraduate degree.

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Fees and Funding

2021/22
UK
Full-time£9250 per year
EU
Full-time£14000 per year
International
Full-time£14000 per year
2022/23
UK
Full-time£9250 per year
International
Full-time£14250 per year

Scholarships and Bursaries

We have a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

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This course is based in the School of Engineering located in the Faculty of Science and Technology

For information on possible changes to course information, see our Essential and Important Course Information

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