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2 years

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Qualification type

MArch - Master of Architecture

Subject areas

Architecture (General)

Course type


Course Summary


Blending together art and science, the Architecture MArch aims to extend your knowledge and prepare you for a career in building design.

This course is designed to develop the creative and professional skills required for a career in architecture. Focusing primarily on studio-based design projects the course should stretch your design imagination, develop your critical thinking, and help and support you with responding proactively to a wide range of complex challenges.

This course has been accredited and recognised by Architects Registration Board (ARB).

Course information

Architecture at Coventry University is taught, using a range of academic and professional sources, as a liberal discipline that aims to be technically, professionally, socially, and environmentally sustainable. We place emphasis on architecture as a social practice and technical process that purposefully aims to span both science and the arts.

We provide an architectural education that deals with the complexities of architecture itself. Our teaching reflects the nature of contemporary architecture as an international field of creative inquiry and the course incorporates exploration, collaboration and the critical analysis of a range of inputs from differing sources. We provide you with the opportunity to gain knowledge, skills and confidence necessary for the role of the architect in a modern multidisciplinary building design process.

Career prospects

This course is designed to prepare you for any role you obtain in architecture. Graduates may also choose to pursue careers in a wide range of related professions or to pursue further academic studies at PhD level. Although work placements as such are not undertaken by the course, the nature of the course aims to provides strong links to industry with industry led design briefs and the input by visiting tutors from industry.


Design, Process and Communication
Comprehensive Design
Cultural Context
Construction Technology and Environmental Design
Integrated Project
Research for Design
Design Thesis
Professional Practice and Management
Critical Investigations

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Entry requirements

A good undergraduate degree in Architecture, normally RIBA/ARB Part 1. However RIBA/ARB Part 1 is not a prerequisite of the Master of Architecture programme, and we can make offers to candidates – usually from outside the UK – without RIBA/ARB Part 1 exemption from a previous degree. Applicants are normally expected to have completed a ‘year out’ placement in practice with a completed PEDR logbook, or have equivalent experience. This will be determined at the applications stage.

University information

Coventry University is a well-established higher education institution located in the West Midlands. As the UK’s fastest growing university, and the 6th largest overall, Coventry offers students a wide range of postgraduate courses, award-winning facilities and an extremely high standard of teaching. The main campus is in the heart of Coventry, a truly global metropolitan city with a diverse and dynamic student population. The university...more