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If you’re ready to advance your career in architecture, then the ideal next step is taking your previous studies and experience into a postgraduate qualification.
On this MArch Architecture degree course – which leads to the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and Architects Registration Board (ARB) Part 2 exemption – you’ll learn the professional and creative skills needed for a successful architectural career.
You’ll unpack architectural topics such as urbanism, landscape, sustainability and culture, and learn to put your knowledge and skills into practice as you pursue your ambition to become a qualified architect.
A minimum of a second-class honours degree in a related subject, or equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications. Must be with RIBA Part 1 exemption, or equivalent.
Applicants would preferably have a year of professional, relevant experience.
An online portfolio submission and/or interview may be required as part of the selection process.
English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.
Irene Cortelling is studying the Postgraduate Diploma in Architecture.
Architecture is about much more than drawing buildings. There’s a poetry to it which has come alive for me during my time at Portsmouth. The diploma teaches a deeper understanding about where architecture comes from.
There’s also a very practical side to it because the architect has to meet with clients and work with the builders on the ground. As a fledgling architect it can be tough to stand your ground and disagree with someone more experienced, but it might be crucial to the success of a project.
My confidence is growing the more I learn and at Portsmouth you’re given the freedom to develop your individual talents and find out the sort of architect you want to be.
I did my work placement for a small firm of architects in Chichester which was a fundamental year for me. Working in practice cemented my decision to become an architect and when I returned to studying, everything really started to fall into place.
One of our projects has been to design a new concept for a university. It really made me analyse how we use a building and the people using the space. My rationale was that learning can take place anywhere which made me question why a wall is there.
Learning architecture at Portsmouth has brought out the philosopher in me.