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Study mode

Full time

Duration

2 years

Start date

SEP-22

Key information
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Qualification type

MArch - Master of Architecture

Subject areas

Architecture (General)

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Our studios, workshops and CAD suites are among the best in the UK and you’ll receive regular one-to-one tutorial support from a team who are leading thinkers and practitioners in their field.

This MArch course provides progression for Part 1 Architecture graduates to a Part 2 course, which is a requirement for professional membership. Building on the knowledge you acquired on your undergraduate course, you’ll get to advance your design work and critical thinking skills.

The course content is informed by contemporary regional issues, specifically in areas such as urban and rural contextual issues, food production, regeneration, post-industrial landscapes, heritage protection, and sustainable urbanism. You’ll undertake a series of guided complex urban and rural design projects, exploring technological strategies and coming up with creative solutions to the challenges of sustainability in architecture and urbanism.

Why study with us

  • Learning is studio-based. You’ll have access to an extensive model-making workshop as well as CAD/CAM and Rapid Prototyping (RP) facilities, laser cutting and digital printing.
  • Opportunities for international study and lively discussion with a variety of visiting speakers will enrich your experience and inspire your creativity.
  • Preston offers the ideal environment for studying Architecture – it’s home to the innovative Building Design Partnership (founded by George Grenfell Baines) who built Preston Bus Station, one of the most iconic modern buildings in Britain.

Future careers

Once validated, completion of this master’s course in Architecture aims to prepare you for exemption from the RIBA Part 2 examination and for access to the next stage in your career in professional practice.

If you wish to progress to a professional qualification, you’ll need to spend two years working in architectural practice or a related field. This work experience can be undertaken at any time prior to taking the RIBA Part 3 examination.

Modules

In this module, you will learn key aspects of a sustainable complex building project. You will develop an understanding of environmental engineering, structures, construction, and landscape. You'll also analyse case studies of fabrication processes, constructed artefacts and buildings.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

9,250

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

14,250

Entry requirements

Applicants will have achieved a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture (ARB / RIBA recognised Part I) or similar discipline*; and may have successfully completed a period of time (typically 1 year) in architectural practice commensurate with RIBA Stage 1 Professional Experience. Please note those students who enter the course without a recognised ARB / RIBA Part 1 qualification are required to make their own arrangements for Part 1 recognition externally.

University information

The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is a forward-thinking university with multiple campuses and a truly international community of student learners. Founded in 1828, it has become one of the UK’s largest universities, with almost 200 years of heritage in delivering high-quality education. UCLan offers a portfolio of over 200 employment-oriented courses, aimed at preparing graduates for successful and impactful careers. The...more

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