Robert Gordon University Background Image
Image of Robert Gordon University
Architecture & Built Environment
BSc/Master of Architecture
BSc/Master of Architecture

BSc/Master of Architecture

  • ID:RGU440171
  • Level:6-Year Combined Degree
  • Duration:
  • Intake:

Fees (GBP)

Estimated Total/program:
Accept letter

Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

  • SQA Higher: BBBB to include English (or a written subject requiring the use of English), Maths or a science and preferably Art.

  • GCE A Level: BCC to include Maths or a science and preferably Art. English (or a written subject requiring the use of English) is required at GCSE grade 6/B if not held at A Level.

  • Irish Leaving Certificate Higher: H2H2H3H3 to include English (or a written subject requiring the use of English), Maths or a science and preferably Art.

  • IB Diploma: 28 to include Higher Level English (or a written subject requiring the use of English), Maths or science and preferably Visual Arts all at grade 5.

English requirements

  • Applicants whose first language is not English should have an IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no component lower than 5.5, or an equivalent.

Course Information

The BSc Architecture/Master of Architecture (BSc/MArch) course at Robert Gordon University is a linked award that allows you to progress from Year 1 to Master's level continuously, and obtain a clear pathway to professional registration.

The first three years of the course will provide you with a foundation in terms of knowledge and skills in architecture, and leads to the award of BSc Architecture (with which RIBA and ARB Part 1 is awarded). The three primary components that form the backbone of the course are:  

  • Architectural Design Studio

  • Architectural History and Design Philosophy

  • Technology: Construction, Structural Design, and Environmental Design.

The final two years comprise the Master’s element of the integrated award and lead to a Master of Architecture (with which RIBA and ARB Part 2 is awarded). The MArch offers you the opportunity to develop personal interests around three thematically distinct ‘Units’ with interests in City, Place and Context. The issues of place and contextual design is played out in both urban and rural contexts, through exploration of real-world challenges facing communities in our city, immediate surroundings and further afield. It provides you with the opportunity to work in less familiar contexts that will expose you to a range of challenges relating to themes and issues of wider national and international relevance.

More info: Click here

 Stage 1, Semester 1,

  •   AC1001,   Architectural Design Studio 1, ,

  •   AC1002,   Introduction to Building Technology, ,

  •   AC1009,   History and Theory 1. Introduction, ,

Stage 1, Semester 2, ,

  •   AC1004,   Architectural Design Studio 2, , ,

  •   AC1005,   Building Technology 2, , ,

  •   AC1010,   History and Theory 2: Antiquity to Art Nouveau, , ,

Stage 2, Semester 1,

  •   AC2001,   Architectural Design Studio 3, ,

  •   AC2007,   History and Theory 4. Modernity, ,

  •   SU2003,   Environment and Services, ,

Stage 2, Semester 2, , ,

  •   AC2004,   Architectural Design Studio 4, A, , ,

  •   AC2008,   History and Theory 4B: Themes on the Critique of Modernism and Postmodernity, A,

  •   AC2009,   International Exchange, B, , ,

  •   SU2025,   Building Structure and Technology, A, , ,

Stage 3, Semester 1,

  •   AC3001,   Architectural Design Studio 5, ,

  •   AC3003,   Professional Practice, ,

  •   AC3011,   Integrated Building Technology 1, ,

Stage 3, Semester 2, ,

  •   AC3004,   Architectural Design Studio 6, , ,

  •   AC3012,   Integrated Building Technology 2, , ,

  •   AC3014,   History and Theory 5. The City and Contemporary Architecture, , ,

Stage 4, Semester 1,

  •   SU3033B,   Simulated Professional Practice, ,

Stage 5, Semester 1,

  •   AC5001,   Masters Studio 1 (Unit Research), ,

  •   AC5005,   Research Methods, ,

  •   AC5011,   Advanced Theory and Practice in Urban and Rural Design, ,

  • , Total for Semester:  

Stage 5, Semester 2, ,

  •   AC5004,   Masters Studio 2 (Scheme Design), , ,

  •   ACM007,   Dissertation, , ,

Stage 6, Semester 1,

  •   ACM004B,   Masters Studio 3 (Advanced Integrated Architectural Design), ,

Stage 6, Semester 2, ,

  •   ACM003B,   Masters Studio 4 (Detailed Proposition), , ,

  •   ACM005,   Professional Practice and Management, , ,

  •  AC4004,   Elective - Architectural History, , ,

  •   AC4006,   Elective - Construction, , ,

  •   AC4008,   Environmental Design, , ,

  •   AC4009A,   Tropical Climate Building Design, , ,

  •   AC4010,   Product Design, , ,

  •   AC4100,   Elective - CityStudio: Liveable and Sustainable Communities, , ,

  •   AC5006,   Landscape, , ,

  •   AC5007,   Architectural Criticism, Journalism and Publishing, , ,

  •   AC5008,   Daylight and Sunlight, , ,

  •   ACM005A,   Professional Practice and Management (Malaysia), , ,

  •   ACM022B,   Low Energy Housing Design, , ,

  •   ACM023,   Visual Creativity and Selling Imagery, , ,

  •   ACM024,   Leading Innovation for the Construction Industry: Practice and Process, , ,

  •   ACM030,   Contemporary Urbanism: Theories and Practice, , ,

  •   SU4014,   Performance Evaluation, , ,

  •   SU4020,   Built Heritage Conservation, , ,

  •   SUM201,   Design Management, , ,

  •   SUM205,   Digital Design, , ,

See moreSee less

Pre Courses

No Course!
See moreSee less

Pathway Courses

No Course!
See moreSee less

Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

This course will provide you with the professional and creative skills required for a successful career in architecture and allied professions. It also enables you to progress to the final professional examination (RIBA Part 3) following a period in practical training. Successful completion of this allows you to become a Registered Architect.


You could enjoy a rich and varied career, where you’ll have the opportunity to interact with other Architects and Engineers. Although many Architects spend time in offices in order to meet clients and develop drawings, some Architects also work from home offices.

Exciting career opportunities exist in architectural practices across the world, in both the private and public sectors. Previous graduates have established their own architectural practices, while others hold senior positions in distinguished design firms and multidisciplinary organisations.

Watch A short film by RIBA about what an education and career in architecture will involve.

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

OSHC: 624GBP/ per year

Same Courses

Close search