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About the course

Our Master of Architecture (MArch) is centred on studio work that is intended to stretch the boundaries of your design imagination. It is a modular course based on design project work, supported by lectures and seminars that examine the theoretical, practical and material dimensions of architecture.

This course is designed to help you define the kind of architect you want to be. You can tailor your portfolio towards the practices in which you want to work or areas in which you want to demonstrate your expertise. Our School Gallery has examples of our student's work and images from our Degree Shows and publications.

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Entry Requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in architecture. We prefer this to be recognised by the Architects Registration Board (ARB) as successful completion of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Part I.

You will need to submit a portfolio and may need to attend an interview.

We will also consider applicants on an individual basis with a lower or non-accredited qualification providing they submit a strong portfolio and evidence of personal development. We prefer you to have successfully completed a year in professional training.


See Fees and Funding tab in the Programme information in our online Prospectus. Please see the university website for further information on fees for this course.

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Student Profile(s)


Choosing Newcastle

"I really enjoyed my time at Newcastle for my undergraduate degree, and actually I found I was really looking forward to coming back during my year out working on a placement. There’s a familiarity and friendliness in Newcastle that I haven’t found elsewhere, not to mention always new hidden places to find. Each year of study has always been so different!"

Studying at Newcastle

"A Master’s in Architecture is particularly sociable compared to other Masters’ courses, and I really love working in the studio environment. I would definitely recommend the route of Architecture at Newcastle, the modules and design projects are always interesting, and the support of the Architecture staff doesn’t go unnoticed near the deadlines and crits!

"My workload this year has increased gradually, but after a year out in industry the working methods seem to be more efficient so perhaps that may be why work seems to be a little easier so far! The syllabus is definitely a lot more theoretical – which I particularly enjoy – and has definitely been stretching."

Postgraduate community

"Quite a few other students from the undergraduate degree returned for this year’s MArch, so socially there have been a few familiar faces. The studio environment has been particularly helpful in getting to know new students, which has been nice to mix things up a bit! We have all been working in groups for a larger project so far, and that has been a very good way to get to know a lot of students fairly well."

Career aspirations

"My aspirations are to qualify as an Architect – Newcastle is great for studying for this as I feel it has the right balance between the ability to be comfortable to relax and enjoy your time at university, but also has interesting and exciting prospects which continually stretch me. I found it prepped me very well for my year in practice, and therefore hope for similar things from the Master’s course!"

Living in Newcastle

"I absolutely love living in Newcastle – I’m always talking to my friends and family about all the new places I find – and taking them to them when they visit!"

Remembering Newcastle

"So far, the MArch highlight has been a trip to Rotterdam, to study the city for our current project. The whole year spent a week, mostly in the same hostel, exploring the city."

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