In a world ever-increasingly in flux – economically, environmentally, socio-culturally – there’s an ever greater need for architects able to think creatively, critically and strategically. You’ll be supported in a design and research-led critical inquiry, testing your work in the public domain through live projects in the UK and overseas. You will develop your own sense of praxis, while exploring the potential of architecture to generate more sustainable, inclusive and resilient places.
Our course is fully validated by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and prescribed by the Architects Registration Board (ARB) to the requirements at Part 2 level. Within six months of degree completion, 100 per cent of our graduates have found professional employment in the UK, Europe and Asia* – with award-winning architects such as AHMM, Allies and Morrison, Feilden Clegg Bradley, Hopkins, John McAslan, Keith Williams, Make, Nicholas Hare and Walters and Cohen.
A top 5 UK young university for subjects of art, design and architecture
Student success at Creative Conscience Awards 2020
The MArch programme has had success for the third year running in the international Creative Conscience Awards. Liam Chamings and Dale Cummings (both 2020 graduates) won a Silver Award, and Jaishan Naseer (current MArch Year 2 student) won a Bronze Award for their work exploring urban regeneration of Devonport (Plymouth) in the context of socio-economic and environmental change.
New ARB and RIBA criteria
We are currently in the process of revising the program in line with new ARB and RIBA criteria as required of all validated schools of architecture; these new criteria are not so much new, but place increased emphasis on: climate literacy in the context of climate change; ethics; health and safety considerations; professional skills and knowledge including the development of research skills; and technology.