Manchester Metropolitan University

Degree level: Postgraduate

Architecture (Taught)

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Course summary

The Master of Architecture course is your final stage of formal academic architecture education leading towards professional registration as an architect. The MArch is a lively student centred environment, where peer-to-peer learning, practice based research and live events projects connect students, expert academics, design professionals and wider communities. On this course that is jointly run by The University of Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan University, you will enjoy the benefit from the resources and expertise of both institutions. During the MArch, you will develop, expand and refine your design and theoretical skills whilst creating a portfolio that will enable you to find employment in a leading architecture practice. Features

  • Manchester School of Architecture is a unique collaboration between Manchester Metropolitan University and The University of Manchester.
  • Consistently ranked as one of the best schools of Architecture in the UK.
  • Engaged and responsive design teaching, working with expert, research active academic staff and leading design professionals.
  • Students actively take part in the research culture of the School.
  • Opportunities for study exchange in Europe through the Erasmus programme.
  • Our RIBA award winning Manchester School of Art building gives high quality environments.

Course details

Assessment method

Cross-Atelier reviews and presentations, assessment of digital design portfolios, annotated reports, written dissertation, group work, tasks and assignments.

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

You will normally have at least an upper second class undergraduate UK honours degree (or international equivalent) in architecture and/or ARB/RIBA Part 1. Admission will normally be dependent on a successful application and possibly an interview. A portfolio of work should be submitted with your application, this can be sent to us using online file transfer apps such as dropbox or we-transfer. It should include a table of contents with information regarding the duration of each project and in which academic year/level it was completed and a selection of projects worked on during your year in practice. We also require a concise letter of intent and two references, one of which must be from a former year 3 tutor, the other a reference from your current employer. Overseas applicants will require IELTS with an overall score of 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in any category, or an equivalent accepted English qualification.


Fees and funding

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Architecture at Manchester Metropolitan University - UCAS