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MArch Architecture

Course Description

In a world constantly in flux there’s a greater need for more coherent, sustainable cities. You’ll gain advanced understanding of how architecture can engage with and improve our changing world. Hone your skills, knowledge and thinking to RIBA and ARB Part 2 level. Test your work in the public domain through live projects. Explore architecture as a tool to create more sustainable, inclusive and resilient places. Immersed in our design studio, we’ll help you become the architect you aspire to be.

Key features

Get creative with our amazing facilities and resources. You’ll be based in our eye-catching Faculty of Arts building in the heart of the campus, with students and staff from other art courses to bounce ideas off and collaborate with. And, you’ll have 2.5 square metres of desk to call your own.

Study a programme fully validated by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and prescribed by the Architects Registration Board (ARB) – with National Student Survey results consistently above 90 per cent satisfaction.

Interact with the public domain with architecture that’s responsive to people, places and tectonics. Work with local communities and institutions, including city councils, business organisations and non-governmental organisations.

Choose one of the few programmes of this kind to be assessed by 100 per cent coursework – no exams.

Work on live studio-based projects, both in the UK and abroad. Previous projects have been based in the UK, Spain, Portugal, Latvia and Poland.
Benefit from our future-facing programme that features a strong urban and sustainability dimension.

Learn from tutors with industry experience and interdisciplinary research interests. Our school was described as ‘charged’ by Architects’ Journal.

Find employment after graduating from our programme. Over 95 per cent of our recent graduates have found work in the UK, the Middle East and Australia – with award-winning architects such as Allies and Morrison, Feilden Clegg Bradley, Hopkins, John McAslan, Keith Williams, Make, Nicholas Hare and Walters and Cohen.

Course details

In your first year, you’ll undertake design studio projects set around live UK or overseas urban regeneration projects. You’ll study your core subjects this year – exploring key theories and tools through philosophies of sustainability; considering urban design praxis through urban methodologies; and deepening your understanding of professional practice through professional studies.

In your final year, you’ll have a more flexible timetable. You’ll combine the skills and knowledge you've developed in the design studio with the individual study of an area of your choice. Your design studio projects this year are set around live urban regeneration projects overseas or in the UK. And for your individual study topic, you’ll be able to choose from a selection of modules grounded in current research activity in the School of Architecture, Design and Environment.

How to apply

The University aims to make the application procedure as simple and efficient as possible. Our Postgraduate Admissions and Enquiries team are on hand to offer help and can put you in touch with the appropriate faculty if you wish to discuss any programme in detail. If you have a disability and would like further information about the support provided by Plymouth University, please visit our Disability Assist Services website. Support is also available to overseas students applying to the University from our International Office via our how to apply webpage or email .

Visit the MArch Architecture page on the Plymouth University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Required: Expected 2:1 degree classification but we will consider students with lower degree and a good portfolio. If you are an overseas/EU students you must obtain an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent. Highly desired: 12 months experience working in an architect’s office or similar professionally relevant activity.

Course Fees

Home/EU: £9000, International: £12,250, Islands: £9000

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