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24 months

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MArch - Master of Architecture

Subject areas

Architecture (General)

Course type


Course Summary

Continue your architectural studies on this postgraduate programme, the second stage in becoming a qualified architect in the UK.

We aim to equip you with the skills of a twenty-first century architect: one who utilises space through quality design, innovates responsibly within a world of finite resources, and shapes environments to leave a positive legacy for future generations.

At the Reading School of Architecture, we study architecture in a UK professional context, but with a global outlook. You will examine architecture's role within a rapidly urbanising world - and through a cultural, social and environmental lens - where new approaches are needed.


Careers for MArch graduates

On completion of this course you will be required to complete a period of professional experience, as well as Professional Studies (Part 3) and the related examination, to be eligible to achieve statutory registered status as a UK architect.

The MArch provides a strong foundation in research methods to prepare you for PhD study, as well as the experience and skills to give you an advantage to join research-led practices, and to support and enhance research in practice.


The module helps you to develop a grounded understanding of processes, techniques and mechanisms of practice organisation and management. This includes legal frameworks, financial management, construction procurement processes and current policies legislation.

Tuition fees

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International fees
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Entry requirements

You must have achieved a 2:2 or higher on a Part 1 ARB validated (prescribed) award. If you hold a qualification obtained outside the EU, or a non-recognised UK qualification, you will need to pass ARB’s own Prescribed Examination at the relevant level to be eligible for this programme.