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Architecture: Collaborative Practice MArch

Architecture: Collaborative Practice MArch

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Study mode

Full time


2 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MArch - Master of Architecture

Subject areas

Architecture (General)

Course type


Course Summary

This course gives you the chance to work with some of the country's top architectural practices. It blends practice-based experience with academic research and learning.

Course description

This course blends practical experience with academic research and learning. It’s a two-year, full-time masters with two semesters of practice-based education in the first year and two semesters of University-based education in the second year.

This is a unique opportunity to develop your experience working with some of the country’s top architectural practices.

Please see our University website for the most up-to-date course information:


Emphasis is placed upon the development of research by reflective design where practice based learning becomes a tool to rigorously investigate lines of enquiry. The aim is for students to research, analyse, and reflect on their current practice project and develop alternative outline proposals. Specific programmes and projects will vary on an annual and individual basis. The projects are chosen in liaison with the student's Practice Mentor and Course Leader to develop research by design skills. There is an emphasis on students being able to participate in a meaningful dialogue with design methodologies used in contemporary practice.

Tuition fees

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Entry requirements

You’ll need BA Architecture, 2:1 or equivalent, from a RIBA/ARB-approved institution, along with 9 months in practice. You should have RIBA Part 1 or equivalent. We will ask to see your design portfolio. If you don't have RIBA Part 1 and you're offered a place it will be your responsibility to gain Part 1. You can do this while you're here on your MArch course. Find out more about this on the ARB website.