Robert Gordon University

Degree level: Postgraduate
Awarded by: Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen

Architecture (Part 2) RIBA/ARB (Taught)

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Course summary

Our RIBA and ARB accredited Master of Architecture Part 2 course will provide you with the opportunity to develop personal interests around three thematically distinct ‘Units’. You will develop your professional knowledge and skills through extended research-led projects, which you will work on individually and as part of a group. Areas of enquiry can include those of current public debate and contention within Aberdeen city and region, or live scenarios where you will inform the deliberations and decision making of diverse organisations. You will also have the fantastic opportunity to travel, whether on study trips to look at the very best of international design or on student exchanges in a partnership institution for one term in Year 5.


Please see RGU website for more information on the modules.

How to apply

International applicants

Applicants whose first language is not English should have an IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no component lower than 5.5, or equivalent. Find out more about English language requirements on the RGU website -

Entry requirements

•A 2.2 undergraduate degree, or equivalent, in Architecture with an overall performance in the final year of 50 % or above in the final year of study. •Have an exemption from the Architects Registration Board (ARB) & Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Part 1, but this is not compulsory* •Submission of a satisfactory portfolio of design work Having studied in an Architecture Course already you are required to submit a digital portfolio of the architectural design work undertaken in your previous course with your application. This can include a selection of edited design projects but must include one complete final stage project that shows the project entirely. This must include scaled plans, sections and elevations and technical consideration in term of constructional, environmental and constructional detail. *Students without a RIBA / ARB recognised award at Part 1, will not be able to progress to UK registration as an Architect. Candidates in this position will either have to undertake Year 3 of the BSc Architecture / Master of Architecture, or apply to the ARB for Part 1 exemption through the external candidate route.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

For more information on RGU’s tuition fees please visit the RGU website- You may qualify for a scholarship or financial award. For more information please visit the RGU website-

Sponsorship information

You may be eligible for scholarships or funding. Find out more on the RGU website -

Architecture (Part 2) RIBA/ARB at Robert Gordon University - UCAS