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Architecture MArch
Architecture MArch

Architecture MArch

  • ID:NU440155
  • Level:2-Year Dual Certificate
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Fees (GBP)

* Specialist equipment/materials , Print costs - reports, Final projects - models

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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

  • A minimum of a 2:1 honours degree or equivalent from a Part 1 accredited Architectural course and a minimum of three months relevant postgraduate work experience.

Course Information

The MArch is designed to equip you with the skills you need to succeed in your chosen career.  Critical thinking, independent learning, imaginative solutions and the rigorous justification of design decisions are at the heart of our course.

The architectural profession is rapidly developing through the influence of new technologies, emerging markets and political and ecological drivers. You will develop the tools to respond flexibly to authentic situations and possibilities, to deal with contingency and complexity.


  • Prescribed by the Architects Registration Board (ARB) at Part 2 level for the purpose of registration in the UK.
  • Validated by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) at Part 2 level for the purpose of eligibility for membership of the RIBA.

Accredited by the Board of Architects Malaysia (LAM) for the purpose of eligibility for registration as a Graduate Architect with the Board of Architects Malaysia. This programme meets the accreditation criteria, attributes, knowledge and skills required in Architectural Study as stated in the Manual of Accreditation for Architecture Programme. 

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Module information is indicative and is reviewed annually therefore may be subject to change. Applicants will be informed if there are any changes.

Year 1

KA5041 -
Academic Language Skills for Architecture and Built Environment (Core – for International and EU students only,0 Credits)
KA6044 -
Design Project 1: Experimentation (30 Credits)
KA6045 -
Design Project 2: Speculation (30 Credits)
KA6046 -
Architectural Research Methods (30 Credits)
KA6047 -
Practice Management and Law (30 Credits)

Year 2

KA7011 -
Design Project 3: Analysis and Proposal (40 Credits)
KA7012 -
Design Project 4 - Realisation (50 Credits)
KA7013 -
Student Selected Investigation (30 Credits)
KA7056 -
Academic Language Skills for Architecture and Built Environment (Core – for International and EU students only,0 Credits)



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Pre Courses

Architecture and Built Environment Foundation Year

Interested in developing your knowledge of the environment we build within a wider geographic and environmental context? This course gives you the technical skills, subject knowledge and experience necessary for you to progress onto a choice of undergraduate degrees.

  • This hands-on course ensures you gain relevant academic knowledge and practical skills from the outset using our high-quality, current technology and on-site laboratories.
  • At Northumbria you will experience first hand knowledge of the built environment and the wider environmental context. The programme will focus on all the appropriate elements for the initial stages of developing you as a Northumbria Graduate and ultimately as an undergraduate degree student. The learning outcomes for the Built Environment programme and the modules have been mapped against the professional development requirements and the competencies required by this industry.
  • Northumbria foundation year students have a mature, intellectual curiosity through an examination and understanding of professional practice,current theories, policy and real-life practice. As a result, you will be able to develop and apply your academic knowledge and experience of research skills to your chosen degree programme.
  • You will be taught by a diverse group of built environment related professionals. Their background, knowledge and experience in both practice and academia, and the emphasis and support of a research rich learning environment, will allow you to develop a research rich, practice based experience and encourage you to carry on your studies in an undergraduate programme.
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Pathway Courses

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

The MArch course fulfils the ARB/RIBA Part II requirements for professional accreditation, and will enable you to develop the higher level skills of design and research needed to support self-directed architectural design projects, and to shape your future career. The majority of MArch graduates secure positions in national and international design-led architectural practices.

Many of the skills developed through the programme are transferrable, including autonomous learning, critical curiosity, social responsibility and both manual and digital communication skills. The skills acquired through the course have enabled our graduates to diversify into such fields as construction, BIM, visualisation, property development, urban design, set design, project management and housing, as well as to continue into doctoral studies.

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Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurance Single: 300 GBP/year

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