University of East London

Course Introduction

MArch Architecture course is fully accredited, furthering your progress towards becoming a qualified architect. Our award-winning Architecture department enjoys an international reputation for excellence and for producing architects who combine technical skills with practical experience. We believe architecture is about engagement. Rather than sitting in a studio designing buildings theoretically you will go out and work on projects in the local area ? a thriving, dynamic part of London with huge infrastructure developments. You will fulfil your creative potential and perfect your skills by working on designs that tackle real-life issues not just in east London but around the world. You will engage with architectural events nationally and internationally. In 2014, our students exhibited as part of the Venice Biennale and at the London Festival of Architecture. Students who successfully complete the course are exempt from Part 2 of the ARB/RIBA Examination ? one of the three parts required to register as an architect in the UK. You will learn how to bring imagination, investigation, experimentation and innovation to an overall theme of place making. Throughout the course your feet will be firmly on the ground. You will respond to real briefs set by real clients with real budgets, and you will submit planning applications and produce design documents. On completing your MArch, we also offer you the chance to enrol on the thesis module and obtain an MA qualification in addition to your MArch. This allows you to extend your exploration of architectural themes you find particularly interesting. Graduates from our MArch course are now working in a wide variety of contexts; some for public sector organisations in the UK, some for environmental charities. Other students have joined design practices in the UK, or large international practices overseas. Some have started their own design businesses.

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 £12,100 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students must have a minimum 2.2 Honours in an environmentally-relevant subject. They are expected to have Grade C in GCSE English and Maths. All applicants are required to attend an interview and submit a portfolio of their work.
  • International entry requirements: Students should have a overall IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in Writing and Speaking; minimum 5.5 in Reading and Listening (or recognised equivalent).