Course Comparison

Course
MA Smart Urban Futures MArch Architecture
Award
Master of Arts - MA Master of Architecture - MArch
Duration
2 years 2 years
Assessment breakdown
- -
Course type
Part-time Full-time
Placement
- -
Location
Plymouth Plymouth
Provider
School of Art, Design and Architecture School of Art, Design and Architecture
Entry requirements

Normally a 2:1 degree from a UK University or equivalent and evidence of a sustained engagement with the field. But we will consider students below 2:1 if they can demonstrate a strong academic portfolio or a record of professional experience. IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent required for overseas students. English language requirements. We welcome applicants with international qualifications. To view other accepted qualifications please refer to our tariff glossary.

Applicants will be required to submit an outline of their experience together with a 500 word contextualisation statement. (If required, applicants may also be asked to attend an interview either in person or through a remote link up if international students).

The University also has substantial experience in supporting mature students and welcomes applicants in this category. Applicants with APL will be considered on an individual basis according to the University Regulations Framework. Students interested in transferring postgraduate credits will be considered on merit and current University regulations regarding transfer of credits from other institutions will apply.  

The following conditions are required of all applicants: 

Expected 2:1 degree classification but we will consider students with lower degree and a good portfolio.. 

If you are an overseas/EU students you must obtain an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent.

English language requirements

We welcome applicants with international qualifications. To view other accepted qualifications please refer to our tariff glossary.

The following conditions are highly desired:

12 months experience working in an architect’s office or similar professionally relevant activity. 

Application process 

To be considered for entry onto the programme, you'll need to submit the following: 

  • A completed application form. 
  • An official copy of your transcript for your completed degree studies. 
  • A statement of interest outlining why you want to study at Plymouth University and what you believe you will contribute to our programme. 
  • A portfolio of work with up to 20 images (this can be digital - jpeg images preferred) of previous student work and any work carried out while working in an office and/or any other personal work. 
  • Two suitable references (at least one from your former university). 
  • Note that we begin generally receiving applications in January for starting the program in September of the same year. The majority of successful students have applied and been offered a place by May, though we accept applications to the beginning of July. Upon receiving a complete application, a review is carried out by administrative and academic staff generally within two weeks. Relevant candidates are then given a conditional offer (and in the case of exceptional candidates an unconditional offer) with an interview (typically via Skype) to follow. Successful applicants through the interview are then typically made an unconditional offer within a few days.  

If you would like an informal chat about the Master of Architecture course please contact the programme leader at ada@plymouth.ac.uk

For a full list of all acceptable qualifications please refer to our tariff glossary.