Master of Architecture (ARB/RIBA part 2) at University for the Creative Arts - UCAS

University for the Creative Arts

Degree level: Postgraduate
Awarded by: The Royal Institute of British Architects

Master of Architecture (ARB/RIBA part 2) (Taught)

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Course summary

UCA's two-year Master of Architecture (MArch) course will challenge you to design the spaces and buildings of the future and to consider their societal and environmental impacts. Reflecting the profession’s evolving role, its responsibilities within wider society, and the need for more sustainable professional practice, this course will challenge you to consolidate your architectural experiences, both in education and in practice, while simultaneously questioning your preconceptions of the discipline. By the end of your studies, you will be able to initiate and deliver projects grounded in design-based research and continue a process of learning through practice-based experimentation and enquiry. The course carries a full and unconditional prescription from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the Architects Registration Board (ARB) as satisfying the Part 2 criteria.


Term 1: Design research; design technology; dissertation. Term 2: Design thesis; future practice; realisation.

Assessment method

Applicants complete 2 research-led studio design projects, as well as lecture courses in contemporary architectural history and theory, and environment and technology; these integrated units encourage applicants to develop their own research interests, providing the intellectual framework for their design thesis.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Architects Registration Board
  • Architects Royal Institute of British

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree in Architecture (normally 2.2 or above) with Part 1 of the professional qualification recognised by the ARB and RIBA and normally one year in an architectural practice following the Part 1 qualification. For this course, we'll require you to attend an Applicant Day and bring your portfolio for assessment. Further information on how to compile a portfolio and the specific requirements for examples of work to be included will be provided on the Applicant Portal after you've applied.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £17500 Year 1
International £17500 Year 1
England £10500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £10500 Year 1
Scotland £10500 Year 1
Wales £10500 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Master of Architecture (ARB/RIBA part 2) at University for the Creative Arts - UCAS