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About the course


If you’re ready to advance your career in architecture, then our MArch Architecture degree course is the ideal next step on your pathway to become a qualified architect. 

This course leads to the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and Architects Registration Board (ARB) Part 2 exemption and teaches the professional and creative skills needed for a successful architectural career. 

Our studio-based course offers a range of design studios which you can choose to join. Each has its own design ethos, theoretical positions, design briefs, and investigation methodologies.

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Entry Requirements

A minimum of an upper 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. All applicants will be invited to attend an interview or be asked to submit a online portfolio in support of their application.

English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

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Irene Cortelling

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.

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