This Master of Architecture, RIBA part II, ranks among the top 20 in the UK. You’ll take part in live projects with genuine client briefs, in well equipped studios and workshops, and choose from three specialisms in your second year to develop an individually distinctive portfolio.

UWE Bristol has an excellent reputation for its architecture courses, and the calibre of its graduates. We have been ranked sixth nationally for student satisfaction for our Architecture courses in The Guardian University League Tables 2020.

If you have Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) or Architects Registration Board (ARB) Part I accreditation, this course is an excellent opportunity to achieve your Master of Architecture, plus RIBA and ARB Part II accreditation. Part III accreditation is also achievable here.

Study Details:

MArch Two years full-time, three years part-time

Module Details:

You will study:

  • Design Studio A (30 credits)
  • Advanced Cultural Studies: Narratives of Built Form (15 credits)
  • Architectural Representation and Modelling (30 credits)

Optional modules

You will study one optional module from:

  • Live Project Studio*
  • Design in Practice

*this module is offered to full-time students only and is the recommended choice.

Plus one further optional module from:

  • Logic to Artefact
  • Low/Zero Impact Buildings
  • Urban Greening: Planning, Design and Delivery

Student Destinations

The MArch course not only introduces design skills, but in the second year focuses on the experience of working in an architecture practice, preparing you for the next stage of your architecture career. The course has RIBA and ARB Part II accreditation.


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Entry Requirements

We require one of the following:

  • an honours degree of 2:1 or above from a RIBA Part I validated course; or
  • a first degree in Architecture from an overseas institution that can be demonstrated to be equivalent to a 2:1 or above from a RIBA Part I validated course; or
  • an honours degree of 2:2 from a RIBA Part I validated course, plus a minimum of 60% in the final year’s design studio module (or equivalent), and/or evidence in your portfolio of significant development since you completed your degree; or
  • successful completion of the ARB Part I examination; or
  • appropriate academic or professional qualifications equivalent to the above which you should describe in detail in your application.

You may be invited to an interview (via video conferencing for overseas students) on the basis of your formal application and digital portfolio. Applicants without an ARB accredited degree or who live outside the UK must submit their portfolio at the time of application.

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