Manchester Metropolitan University

Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

TEF Silver

Manchester Metropolitan University has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.

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Manchester School of Architecture is consistently ranked amongst the best in the UK and characteristically, students rate their experience very highly particularly in respect of resource provision, quality of teaching and personal development. The School has strong links with architectural practice in the Northwest and architectural practitioners are involved with teaching. The course is jointly run by MMU and the University of Manchester which allows you to benefit from the considerable resources and expertise in teaching and research available in both institutions, and receive an award from both institutions.

Course details


For year 1, Architecture is introduced through foundational principals in space-making, material expression, brief-writing, contextual research, and the critical role of humanities in the design process. In year 2, the multi-layered nature of architectural deisgn is explored. Urban theory and specialised sustainability knowledge is developed through design projects, transforming the aesthetic concepts of first year into the techno-cultural strategies used by professionals. Year 3 is organised around 'Ateliers', each exploring specific research informed themes, you apply a particular design methodology to an extended urban project lasting the entire year. The programme culminates with an assessed self-build exhibition as preparation for the first year of professional architectural experience.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

GCSE English Language and Mathematics at grade C or grade 4. Equivalent qualifications may be considered. Applicants will have to demonstrate their creative and visual awareness by the submission of a digital portfolio (via a blog) on request. We also consider other factors, such as other educational achievements, life experience and skills on an individual basis.

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Architecture at Manchester Metropolitan University - UCAS