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Our Master of Architecture (MArch) is centred on studio work that is intended to stretch the boundaries of your design imagination. It is a modular course based on design project work, supported by lectures and seminars that examine the theoretical, practical and material dimensions of architecture.About this courseThis course is designed to help you define the kind of architect you want to be. You can tailor your portfolio towards the practices in which you want to work or areas in which you
Our Master of Architecture (MArch) is centred on studio work that is intended to stretch the boundaries of your design imagination. It is a modular course based on design project work, supported by lectures and seminars that examine the theoretical, practical and material dimensions of architecture.
About this course
This course is designed to help you define the kind of architect you want to be. You can tailor your portfolio towards the practices in which you want to work or areas in which you want to demonstrate your expertise. Our School Gallery has examples of our student's work and images from our Degree Shows and publications.
This course is Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Part II professionally accredited and will give you a sound preparation for a career in the architectural profession.
What you'll learn
Design projects in the first year (Stage 5) are based on a visit to a major European city. Your work focuses on the urban scale and the detail scale with studios exposed to a diversity of design approaches. In the second year (Stage 6), you choose from a range of thematic studios on offer to pursue a self-led design thesis.
Alongside design, you can choose from a range of modules. These include the stimulating 'Tools for Thinking About Architecture' which leads either to a dissertation, a live build project or research work with a member of staff. Alternatively, you can opt to pursue modules from another of our Masters' programmes – Urban Design or Urban Planning – and students who take these modules are also eligible for an accelerated route onto one of these programmes after the MArch.
The whole school 'Conversations with Practice' lecture series introduces new ideas from prominent practitioners and academics.
Through the course you will:
develop an appreciation of design as a collective cultural endeavour involving the acquisition and exercise of complex knowledge and skills
learn to think and act critically, thinking harder and deeper about architecture, what it can achieve and what you can do with it
define the kind of architect you want to be and tailor your portfolio towards the practices in which you want to work or areas in which you want to demonstrate expertise
develop the knowledge and skills necessary to work in the architectural profession with an independent, research-led attitude towards design.
A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in architecture. We prefer this to be recognised by the Architects Registration Board (ARB) as successful completion of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Part I. You will need to submit a portfolio and may need to attend an interview. We will also consider applicants on an individual basis with a lower or non-accredited qualification providing they submit a strong portfolio and evidence of personal development. We prefer you to have successfully completed a year in professional training. Whilst you can enter our MArch (Part II) programme without previously passing RIBA (Part I), if you wish to practice in the UK you will need to satisfy the requirements of the RIBA by passing the RIBA Part I and Part III exams. Part III can be taken here in the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape and is a part time placement year programme.
Newcastle University is a world-leading university, advancing knowledge, providing creative solutions and solving global problems. The university is a founding member of the prestigious Russell Group, one of 24 leading research-intensive UK universities.
In recent years, Newcastle University has also developed a presence in two similarly vibrant and globally connected locations, Singapore and Malaysia. These provide opportunities for global partnerships and knowledge exchange.
With its global reach and outstanding reputation for world-leading academics working at the forefront of research, Newcastle’s impressive student employability record and world-class facilities ensures it is a first-choice destination for students from around the world.
Where you'll study
Newcastle upon Tyne