MArch Architecture and Urbanism

MArch Architecture and Urbanism

Master degree
24 months
Application deadlines: apply between 25 February and early July
Processing time: 14 days
Application fee: £20
Intakes: September
International tuition: £14,850
Domestic tuition: £8,800

Program overview

MArch Architecture & Urbanism is a Masters of Architecture award within the Design programme at the School of Creative Arts. Within the programme there is strong emphasis on professional practice and the real-world applications of design. You will develop key research skills and gain a good understanding of the work of other practitioners in your field. The aim of the postgraduate programme is to equip you with the skills, knowledge and understanding required to practice at an advanced level, to foster your creativity and enhance your employment opportunities. You will work alongside artists and designers who are involved with a wide variety of media and forms and will benefit from visiting architects and design professionals. Induction, seminars and social events for students and staff mean that you will be part of a friendly and supportive postgraduate community, which also includes film makers, musicians and professionals working in new media. Senior research staff and internationally renowned artists work with postgraduate students, helping you to develop original and challenging work.

Study options

This program can be done
On campus



To access this Programme, applicants are normally expected to hold a minimum of a second-class Bachelor's degree in Architecture or related discipline from a UK university or an overseas qualification in Architecture or related discipline of an equivalent standard. Related disciplines include degrees in spatial design practices, history and theory, social and cultural studies, geography, human centre-design and building, construction and engineering. It is advised that applicants hold a BA(Hons) in Architecture or equivalent, ARB prescribed Part I, but this is not compulsory. Selection is based on a portfolio interview, after which students may be required to provide more information about previous studies or design experience. Applications will be considered on an individual basis and are particularly welcomed from students with previous work experience in design and from a variety of backgrounds. Applicants will be evaluated against the following criteria: Academic attainment Satisfactory academic reference Personal statement or letter of application Alternative or additional experience within architecture and design or appropriate subject areas. In addition to fulfilling the general entry requirements of the University, applicants will normally be expected to attend an interview and provide evidence of previous architecture related design study through a portfolio, which demonstrates a range of art and design experience such as: 2D work such as drawing, painting, technical drawing, design, media experimentation, photography 3D work evidenced by photography, models and prototypes an awareness of the cultural, historical and professional contexts of architecture and the role of the architect in society and the design process. All international students are required to demonstrate suitable levels of English language competence. This can be through previous study in English, but we often require specific performance in English tests. All applicants must be able to prove a minimum of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

Career opportunities

This course provides students with knowledge and skills to understand, analyse and transform the built environment. This includes buildings, cities, and people in consideration of cultural values, societal aspects and communities both at the local and global scales. The skillset acquired by our students allows graduates not only to be aware of international and global questions regarding cities and people, but also to be able to design professionally in any context from local to international.

Campus location

Hatfield , United Kingdom

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