University of the Arts London

Course Introduction

MArch Architecture is offered in an extended full'time mode over 2 calendar years. This means that learning is timetabled over 80 weeks across 2 years. Students are expected to commit 30 hours per week to their studies, within which their taught input will normally be scheduled over 2 to 3 days.

The course has been designed in this way to enable students to pursue their studies, whilst also undertaking part'time employment, internships or care responsibilities.

**About Central Saint Martins**

Central Saint Martins is a world'leading centre for arts and design education. Its reputation stems from the ambitions of its students and staff and the outstanding achievements of its graduates. The Central Saint Martins community is dedicated to constantly discovering new ways of thinking, making and doing.

From fine artists and fashion designers to architects and material innovators, disciplines live side'by'side at the College, encouraging curiosity, innovation and conversation that challenges the status quo. Combining academic rigour with creative experimentation, the College inspires students to question accepted norms and test the boundaries of their discipline. Their resulting journeys may be challenging but are never dull. Our alumni include artists and designers who have challenged and shaped the world around us. These include Turner Prize and Oscar winners, as well as Royal Designers for Industry and Royal Academicians.

This forward'looking and restless approach places Central Saint Martins at the heart of London’s creative scene. With over 500 events taking place at the King’s Cross campus annually, the flow of inspiring people, exhibitions and practices provide a unique student experience. Our staff are leading practitioners in their own right, ensuring courses are enriched by strong industry relationships – both locally and globally. The combination of exceptional facilities, people and connections to those working in industry today makes Central Saint Martins a major force in the art and design world.

Central Saint Martins is often recognised for its academic excellence. In 2017, the Foundation Diploma in Art and Design was awarded ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted, and the College was named best provider of both undergraduate and postgraduate fashion education in the Business of Fashion’s Global Fashion School Rankings in 2016 and 2017 consecutively.

Courses sit within nine programmes: Foundation and Access to Higher Education; Fine Art; Culture and Enterprise; Drama and Performance; Fashion; Graphic Communication Design; Jewellery and Textiles; Product, Ceramic and Industrial Design; Spatial Practices.

Course Modules

Modules include: Methodologies for architectural engagement (60 credits); innovating in architectural practice (120 credits); constructing in detail (20 credits).

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
2 years
Full Time
Master of Architecture - MArch £6,365 Home Fees
2 years
Full Time
Master of Architecture - MArch £15,340 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Applicants should have an upper 1st Class Honours degree, or equivalent, from an Architects Registration Board (ARB) prescribed course in architecture, and normally at least 1 year of relevant professional experience. For overseas applicants, a decision regarding the offer of a place on the course will be made on the basis of a portfolio review, undertaken by the selection team. All applicants will be required to provide referees, who will in turn be asked to complete a referee questionnaire. Applicants whose 1st language is not English must demonstrate their competence in English to IELTS Level 6.5 by the production of an IELTS Certificate or evidence of an equivalent level of achievement.