Introduction to MArch

The MArch is a two year masters degree with a syllabus based on the ARB/RIBA Criteria for Part 2. Dynamic and inspirational, it is profession-oriented and encourages imaginative, exploratory, pioneering design and research concerning contextual and material realities and live briefs, using the best of Ravensbourne’s renowned, international links, and its cutting edge synergies with industry.

Reasons to study Master of Architecture (MArch) at Ravensbourne

– taught by architects and consultants, in active practice, alongside academic staff
– for students who want to qualify and practice as architects designing real buildings in relation to their physical, cultural and social settings
– studies and integrates contemporary issues in:

  • architectural thinking, culture, practice and processes
  • mart urbanism
  • sustainable environmental methodologies and emerging technologies

– includes entrepreneurial training for setting up as a practice and as a developer
– prioritises your own individual interests, ambitions and initiatives, rather than studio unit themes
– efficiently timetabled taught delivery requiring attendance on just two days per week
– produces portfolios of direct relevance to the interests of the profession
– situated in London in easy reach of many of the world’s greatest architects and consultants as well as its political and financial institutions and wide ranging resources

Study Details:

MArch 2 year full time Contact attendance: 2 days/ week

Module Details:

Year 1

  • Research and Communications (15c)
  • Contemporary Practice (30c)
  • Making Places (30c)
  • Design Technology (15c)
  • Dissertation (30c)
Year 2
  • Practice Management + Law (30c)
  • Comprehensive Design Thesis (90c)


Entry Requirements


  • A 2.2 with 50% (10% above pass) minimum in the final year major design project in a first architecture degree either prescribed by ARB or similar to an ARB/RIBA Part 1 course in the case of non-ARB prescribed UK, EU and Overseas courses. (Graduates with non-ARB prescribed first architecture degrees who wish to register in the UK as an architect eventually would have to submit their portfolios to ARB for examination at some stage, though this is not a requirement for entry to the MArch.)
  • While advisable, practical experience is not required for entry to the MArch, though applicants should note that a minimum of 24 months of logged professional experience are required to undertake Part 3 examinations and to register as an architect in the UK, of which 12 months may be completed before the completion of the MArch.

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