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Qualification type

MArch - Master of Architecture

Subject areas

Building Design / Architecture

Course type


Course Summary

This course recognises the global and interdisciplinary nature of design practice in the built environment. It is designed for professionals with ambitions to lead in global design practice. In teaching, learning and assessment, the emphasis is on interdisciplinary teamwork and project-based design in the built environment. There is scope for students to design the Masters Design Project to suit their aspirations in academic research or design practice in the built environment. The programme involves global design practices in collaboration with participants, and aims to produce employable leaders in Architecture and allied disciplines in a global context. The programme is aimed at architects and allied built environment professionals who are ambitious to take a leading role in architectural practice. They might want to grow their own practice or move into one of the big global practices. The Master of Architecture (Global Practice) is designed to prepare graduates to enter these new, collaborative work environments by providing the opportunity to develop new cross-cultural skills, attitudes and competencies and providing learning that is transferable in multiple contexts. The programme aims to expand and transform students’ perspectives, helping them research and apply sustainable design and construction methods and techniques for managing diverse projects and teams in the context of global architectural and engineering practice.

The programme is designed to provide a flexible and responsive learning environment that aims to prepare and equip graduates for growing environmental and social challenges, respects the diversity of the students’ own values and beliefs and looks to foster an outlook that is interdisciplinary, intercultural, innovative and inclusive. The approach to teaching and learning is based on evaluating the skills, knowledge and interests that students bring with them to the course and constructing a variety of learning experiences that respond to each student’s individual needs and requirements. Above all, the teaching team acknowledges and values the diverse backgrounds and experiences of students who come from all over the world. We aim to build on this diversity whilst encouraging students to expand their horizons and to develop advanced skills and knowledge in architecture.

The course aims to attract a cohort of students from around the world and seeks to give you the opportunity to build your own global network of collaborators. The programme aims to provide the chance to develop techniques for cross-cultural and multi-disciplinary working, which looks to prepare you to take a leading role in global practice. The practical emphasis on exploring global contexts through design projects is designed to allow students to work at a range of scales from hands-on community building to strategic city planning. Underlying all our work is respect for socio-cultural diversity and interdisciplinary knowledge and a search for sustainability. This Master of Architecture (Global Practice) is designed to equip architects and allied built environment professionals with the critical understanding and skills required to develop their careers in global practice. It aims to prepare future decision makers to meet design challenges and develop solutions that are innovative, sustainable and community-centred. Students will also achieve PgDip and PgCert awards in this course.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



The advanced design project is a vehicle for in-depth investigation of spatial, aesthetic, sustainable, ecological, social, cultural, professional and methodological issues relating to architectural practice in a global context. The module focuses upon the application of research and design principles in the real world, ensuring, wherever possible, that you are engaged with real clients and problems in the built environment. The module discusses the relationship between architecture, industry, community and other stakeholders and professional practice. You are expected to apply the knowledge and understanding acquired in theoretical investigation to the resolution of an advanced design project.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students should have first or second class honours degree in a relevant subject and preferably experience in practice.

University information

The University of Lincoln is situated on a main waterfront campus, a short walk away from the centre of the city. The university has established an international reputation as a research institution, offering a wide selection of taught and research degrees. Many of their lecturers are also recognised for their contributions to research, and have worked on a variety of projects including developing new medical technologies and preserving rare...more