Illustration at University of Portsmouth - UCAS

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Course summary

Overview If you’re ready to advance your career in architecture, then our MArch Architecture degree course is the ideal next step on your pathway to become a qualified architect. This course leads to the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and Architects Registration Board (ARB) Part 2 exemption and teaches the professional and creative skills needed for a successful architectural career. Our studio-based course offers a range of design studios which you can choose to join. Each has its own design ethos, theoretical positions, design briefs, and investigation methodologies. You’ll unpack architectural topics such as urbanism, landscape, sustainability and culture, and broaden your existing knowledge, experience and skills into a postgraduate qualification. Eligibility This course accepts UK, EU, and international students. Course highlights

  • Develop the creative and professional abilities needed to become a practicing architect
  • Engage in collaborative projects
  • Attend guest lectures by practice directors, academic experts, and engineers, to deepen your industry knowledge – past ones include ACG, Design Engine, and Richard Sennett
  • Showcase yourself to employers and local practices by taking part in Employers Evening and the End of Year Show
  • Study a range of topics to enhance your abilities – from project management in architecture to using technology creatively and model making
  • Learn what it takes to make a successful architectural practice and business


Core modules

  • A Question of Research (30 credits)
  • Illustration in Context (60 credits)
  • Illustration Major Project (60 credits)
- Proposal for Illustration (30 credits)

Assessment method

You’ll be assessed through:

  • Illustration project (major body of work)
  • 2 pieces of written coursework
- Presentation (around 10 minutes)

Entry requirements

A minimum of a second-class honours degree, or equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications. All applicants will be invited to attend an interview or be asked to submit a online portfolio in support of their application.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.
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.
TOEFL (iBT)91 with a minimum of 20 in Reading, 19 in Listening, 21 in Speaking and 20 in Writing.
PTE AcademicAn overall score of 61 with a minimum of 54 in each skill.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £8900 Year 1
England £8900 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8900 Year 1
Scotland £8900 Year 1
Wales £8900 Year 1
Channel Islands £8900 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £8900 Year 1
International £17200 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

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.
Illustration at University of Portsmouth - UCAS