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Course summary

The MA in Architecture is designed for graduates and architects in practice wishing to further specialise in architectural design, develop their design and technical skills or follow a design research / research path to a PhD. You’ll study a range of academic, research-based topics in specific areas that reflect your experience and interests. You can personalise your studies for the MA in Architecture (MA/Arch) with a number of specialisms. These include architectural theory, virtual reality and environments, climatic design, environmental assessment, parametric modelling, and sustainable design. You will meet professionals from world famous offices such as Hetherwick’s Studio, Foster + Partners and Zaha Hadid Architects, who are regular guests in our design reviews. You will participate in exciting field trips, and visit world leading exhibitions and practices. This 12-month full-time programme comprises four core modules (total 60 credits), up to four optional modules (total 60 credits) and a research-based dissertation/thesis (total 60 credits) which you’ll complete over the summer. You may find more information about student projects, events and activities in the MA’s website here. Please note, this programme is designed for those wishing to undertake postgraduate study in Architecture, but who do not require British Architectural accreditation status. This programme does not carry RIBA/ARB accreditation. Please see information on the BA and MArch degrees for our RIBA/ARB accredited programmes.


Entry requirements

To be offered a place on the programme, you will normally need to have a 2:1 Bachelors degree (with Honours) or better in an appropriate field of study, such as Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Interior/Art Design, Civil/Structural Engineering, Urban Design. Please contact us if you wish to check whether your degree subject is suitable, but a wide spectrum of subjects are acceptable. Candidates who do not meet these requirements will be considered on their individual merits and should discuss their particular circumstances with the Programme Director. International qualifications: Applications from international students are welcome. International qualifications will be evaluated in line with the National Recognition Information Centre (NARIC) guidelines.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £10150 Year 1
Northern Ireland £10150 Year 1
Scotland £10150 Year 1
Wales £10150 Year 1
International £21350 Year 1

Additional fee information

For up to date fees visit https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-taught/finance/pgt-fees/
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