Advanced Architectural Design MArch/PgDip


University of Strathclyde    Department of Architecture

Full time September PGDip, Other MArch: 24 months FT PgDip: 21 months FT Students entering Year 2 of the programme - MArch: 12 months FT PgDip: 9 months FT
Architecture, Building & Planning (3) Creative Arts & Design (9)

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The Advanced Architectural Design MArch/PgDip programme offers a comprehensive and stimulating two-year course for architecture enthusiasts. Focusing on both theoretical and practical aspects, this programme encourages self-motivation and allows you to explore your own architectural interests. With a strong emphasis on design ability, you will assess and apply current theoretical approaches to architecture and urban design. The programme offers the opportunity to convert your Diploma into a MArch if you obtain all diploma credits at first sitting. You'll also have the chance to study abroad and benefit from a collaborative studio community. Entry requirements include a first or second-class honours degree in Architecture from a UK/EU university, along with an academic portfolio showcasing your design work.

About the course

This two-year course gives you the opportunity to explore architecture in a broad-based manner through theoretical and practical work. It demands a high level of design ability and self-motivation while giving you the chance to explore and develop projects related to your own interests.

You’ll appraise current theoretical approaches to architecture and urban design then assess and show their relevance in existing and proposed contexts. You’ll also develop and demonstrate formal and technical architectural ability.

If you obtain all diploma credits at first sitting you'll have the opportunity to proceed to Masters, thus converting your Diploma into a MArch. This requires an extra three months of study.

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Entry Requirements

Normally a first-class or second-class honours degree in Architecture from a UK/EU university. Students with a degree from an overseas university should apply for the MArch Architectural Design (International).

An academic portfolio will be required containing all relevant design work from your previous course of study. See the programme website for portfolio guidance.




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Where is University of Strathclyde

Student Profile

Stanislava Delieva

As a foreign student, I’m really glad I joined the Advanced Architectural Design course at the University of Strathclyde. The course gave me exceptional artistic freedom of creating my own design briefs. With the support of my tutors and by working in classes, I could reinforce and explore even more aspects of my design thesis.

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