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Master of Architecture (MArch)

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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

Graduates will be able to design real buildings in relation to their physical, cultural and social settings. Taught by architects in active practice and academic staff, the curriculum explores contemporary issues in architectural thinking and explores smart urbanism, sustainable environmental methodologies, and emerging technologies.

This course encourages imaginative, exploratory and pioneering design and research and works with student’s own interests and ambitions.

The curriculum explores contemporary issues in architectural thinking, culture, practice and processes, smart urbanism, sustainable environmental methodologies and emerging technologies.

Entrepreneurial training is also covered for setting up as a practice and as a developer.

Top reasons to apply

  • Learn from both architects in professional practice and academic staff
  • Student-centred
  • Interdisciplinary
  • Profession orientated
  • Our local and international synergies with industry


This module brings you up to date with what is happening in architecture, masterplanning, urbanism, urban design and art now, today - and why. The intention is to start the preparation for your professional participation in the construction industry by familiarising you with current design thinking. Delivered in participation with leading active practitioners, the objective is that it should stimulate and inspire you to investigate further some of the items studied here in the Dissertation and the Comprehensive Design Thesis and consider what the future may hold.

Tuition fees

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Entry requirements

Applicable to all candidates (including Ravensbourne alumni): 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.

University information

Established in 1962, Ravensbourne University is an innovative, industry-oriented institution located in the heart of London's newest creative community Greenwich Peninsula. The university is known for delivering a fantastic range of specialist courses in the fields of digital media and design, and is a creative and future-focused hub of talent and enterprise. Ravensbourne is dedicated to providing its students with a repertoire of specialist...more