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The MArch (Part 2) is a long-established and well-respected course that is prescribed by the ARB and validated by the RIBA to give exemption from the second stage of professional education. The emphasis of the course is on innovative design work, and on developing a caring and critical approach to the study and practice of architecture.
The course fosters diversity of choice, interpretation and approach, whether in design projects or more academic research. The former focuses on sophisticated design programmes (in formal, technical, professional or urban terms) that demand rigour and self-criticism. The latter focuses on your major dissertation, an extended piece of specialised research into architecture and its historical or theoretical contexts.
The course has three main objectives: to
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A minimum of a lower second class honours degree (2:2) in architecture, or similar, which will normally be validated by the RIBA for Part 1/prescribed by the ARB for Part 1.
Applicants will usually have one year's (post-degree) professional experience. At interview, applicants should present their academic portfolio together with examples of work undertaken during professional training, and any relevant contextual material.
If your first language is not English you should have an IELTS 6.0 with at least 5.5 in each element.
Applicants are required to submit one academic reference.
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