The study of architecture requires an enquiring and imaginative mind, to analyse and consider new possibilities for buildings that will improve people’s quality of life.
It embodies many issues and challenges: the creation of better places to live, work, and relax; designing buildings and cities that recognise the cultural diversity of the population; proposing ideas that contribute socially and economically to the community; and using imagination and innovation to do all this more responsibly and efficiently for a world with finite resources.
Our MArch Architecture course, which is accredited by the RIBA and ARB, will provide you with the professional and creative skills required for a successful career in architecture. The taught course is complemented by a year's practical experience, allowing you to gain valuable experience of architectural practice. You will also have the fantastic opportunity to travel, whether on study trips to look at the very best of international design or on student exchanges in a partnership institution for 1 semester.
At Robert Gordon University Part 1 of professional accreditation is awarded after Year 3, more information can be found in Placements and Accreditations.
Typical Masters unit themed content on the Scott Sutherland blog: •Masters Unit 1 - Prof Gokay Deveci •Masters Unit 2 - Prof Alan Dunlop •Masters Unit 3 - Prof Neil Gillespie
Year 4 •Professional Experience Year (salaried employment)
Year 5 •History and Cultural Context •Masters Studio 1 •Masters Studio 2 •Research Methods •Dissertation OR an Erasmus exchange for 1 Semester
Year 6 •Masters Studio 3 •Advanced Building Technology •Masters Studio 4 •Professional Practice and Management •Elective
Placements and accreditation
- Study Abroad You will have the opportunity to follow an exchange programme of study with a partner institution (for one semester in year 5 of the course).
- Professional Accreditation The MArch Architecture course is accredited by the Royal Institute of British Architects. Our RIBA accreditation is renewed on a 4 year cycle and this was unconditionally renewed in 2013.
The course is also accredited by the Architects Registration Board and the Association of Building Engineers.
This course enables you to progress to the final professional examination (RIBA Part 3) following a period in practical training. Successful completion of this allows you to become a Registered Architect. Exciting career opportunities exist in architectural practices across the world, in both the private and public sectors. Previous graduates have established their own architectural practices, while others hold senior positions in distinguished design firms and multidisciplinary organisations.