London Metropolitan University

Course Introduction

This course is design-driven and will enable you to focus your skills and develop excellence in your work. The main areas of study are in design, technology, practice, history and theory. Each area is taught by a wide range of tutors, with a strong emphasis on self-directed study and ambitious agendas. The Metropolitan Architecture Student Society (MASS) is very active in organising lectures, events and socials, and has a wide network of industry sponsors. MArch Architecture RIBA 2 course as a whole encourages fresh thinking, experimentation and risk. You will be encouraged to understand and engage with the society you are part of and to engage with social, political and economic infrastructures that predetermine built form. We're committed to expanding creative possibilities through ambitious engagement with the world around us. You're encouraged to explore particular lines of interest and develop ideas in depth. Your design projects will be assessed via your portfolio and a presentation at the end of the course. The history, theory and practice coursework is assessed through seminar papers and an essay. The technology studies are examined in portfolio and through a technology dissertation, coursework and professional reports. This course is fully accredited by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and Architects Registration Board (ARB). Upon graduation you will receive your RIBA part 2 qualification, the second stage of three in the professional qualification of an Architect in the UK. After securing a MArch Architecture (RIBA 2) degree, many students decide to study the Examination in Professional Practice (RIBA 3), following a period of practical experience. RIBA 2 also enables you to progress to a specialised master's course.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
2 years
Full Time
Master of Architecture - MArch £9,250 Home Fees
2 years
Full Time
Master of Architecture - MArch £9,250 European Fees
2 years
Full Time
Master of Architecture - MArch £12,515 Overseas Fees
3 years
Part Time
Master of Architecture - MArch Home Fees
3 years
Part Time
Master of Architecture - MArch European Fees
3 years
Part Time
Master of Architecture - MArch Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students will be required to have: a good degree in architecture; passed RIBA Part 1 and the ability to demonstrate their talent as a designer as well as their motivation to complete the course successfully.
  • International entry requirements: Students need to have: overall academic IELTS score of 6.0 including Listening: 5.5, Reading: 5.5, Writing: 5.5, Speaking: 5.5; Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic Component scores required: Listening: 51; Reading: 51; Writing: 51; Speaking: 51; Cambridge English - Certificate of Proficiency overall grade required: C. A certifying statement of results is also required.