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Full time | Norwich University of the Arts | 2 years | OCT

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Full time


2 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MArch - Master of Architecture

Subject areas

Architecture (General)

Course type


Course Summary

Take the next step towards becoming a qualified architect on our MArch Architecture course.

Developing a unique design voice is at the heart of the course while equipping successful graduates with the necessary professional competencies.


The course is made up of eight units taught over two years full-time and three years part-time study. Each unit falls into the area of Design Studio, Research or Professional Studies.

Studio options range from practitioner-led masterclasses, or active research in coastal architectural design, contemporary considerations in conservation/rehabilitation, modern vernacular architecture in provincial towns and rural areas.

You will be supported to tackle real-world issues, while speculating and proposing new futures through bold experimentation and boundless enquiry in project-based learning.

Our tutors come from industry and research and our community is a place where academics, practitioners and students are co-designing new ways of thinking.

Teaching is delivered in a dedicated postgraduate studio space, equipped with computer workstations, model-making facilities, large format printers and 3D printers.

You share the infrastructure of a specialist creative arts university with equipment, expertise and support of disciplines such as Games, Fine Art, Fashion, and Interior Design.

You have access to workshops with capability for plastics, metal, wood, and concrete work.

Backed by industry and professional networks

The course is supported by RIBA East, the Norfolk Association of Architectures (NAA), and benefits from activity already established in the BA (Hons) Architecture course, such as the student society, the external lecture series which boasts of guests such as Kengo Kuma Architects, UN Studio, Studio Granda, Tonkin Liu and Drozdov and Partners, and academics from the US and across the UK.

We have collaborative arrangements with professional practioners and regional organisations and networks such as the Great Yarmouth Preservation Trust.


This unit comprises the second phase of the design project which was initiated in Unit MARCHDS2. Have carried out initial research and preparatory studies in the previous unit, you will now move to the design proposal phase in this unit. The project will centre around a subject offered by academic research staff, or a visiting professional in the form of a ?masterclass?. Topics may be drawn from practical approaches such as coastal studies, conservation; technical/environmental design or a specific theoretical approach directed by the expertise of the academic or visiting professional/professor. The design project may involve location and site visits.

Tuition fees

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Entry requirements

Qualification/academic completion equivalent to UK ARB/RIBA Part I degree, at 2.1 Hons or above. Post Part I professional experience is not required but may be advantageous.

University information

Norwich University of the Arts (NUA) has built a reputation for delivering challenging, practical education across the arts, design, and media from its beginning in 1845. The university has become renowned for its ambition and forward-thinking approach, cultivating a space for students to celebrate their diversity and fulfil their academic and creative goals. At NUA, postgraduate students can expect to be encouraged and challenged in their...more