Architecture at University of Portsmouth - UCAS

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Course summary

With our specialist MA Architecture degree course, you can augment your creative practice and research by specialising in alternative forms of architecture: Building and Heritage Conservation, Landscape and Urban Design, or Spatial Design Practices. Regardless of your background in architecture, arts, or humanities, you'll become proficient in architectural design. In a unique studio-based environment, you'll explore spatial theories and their environmental applications, tackle contemporary issues affecting the architecture and construction industries, and utilise innovative technologies to produce works at the forefront of contemporary design. You'll have many opportunities to put your study into practice on this Architecture Master's, such as collaborating with local and regional bodies on live projects, and taking part in work-based learning opportunities and community-led projects. Your design, professional, and technical skills will also be strengthened through them.


Core modules

  • Research Methods (30 credits)
  • Thesis (60 credits)
Optional modules
  • Conservation and Practice (30 credits)
  • Conservation: Theories (30 credits)
  • Integration of Transdisciplinary Experiences (30 credits)
  • Landscape and Urbanism: Sites and Systems (30 credits)
  • Landscape and Urbanism: Territories and Systems (30 credits)
  • Spatial Practices: Situated Ecologies (30 credits)
  • Spatial Practices: Thinking and Making (30 credits)
- Work-Based Learning: Opportunity (30 credits)

Entry requirements

A minimum of a second-class honours degree in a relevant subject such as Architecture, Interior Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Urban Design, Civil Engineering, Building Surveying, Geography, Spatial Practice, History, Fine Art or a design-related subject, or equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications. An online portfolio submission may be required as part of the selection process.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.5English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.
PTE Academic61An overall score of 61 with a minimum of 54 in each skill.
TOEFL (iBT)9191 with a minimum of 20 in Reading, 19 in Listening, 21 in Speaking and 20 in Writing
Cambridge English AdvancedCambridge English: Advanced (CAE) taken after January 2015. An overall score of 176 with no component score less than 169.
Cambridge English ProficiencyCambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) taken after January 2015. An overall score of 176 with no component score less than 169.
Trinity ISETrinity College Integrated Skills in English (ISE) Level III with a Pass in all 4 components

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £2970 Year 1
England £2970 Year 1
Northern Ireland £2970 Year 1
Scotland £2970 Year 1
Wales £2970 Year 1
Channel Islands £2970 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £2970 Year 1
International £5730 Year 1

Additional fee information

Students who are resident in EU countries: please note that the net fee is inclusive of the Transition Scholarship. Fees are accurate at the time of publishing and are subject to change at any time without notice. Fees may also go up in later years, in line with inflation.
Architecture at University of Portsmouth - UCAS