Birmingham City University

Birmingham City University

Architecture (RIBA part 2)

This course is the 2nd stage of professional training to become an architect. Students will develop their critical ability, skills and creativity. Study is based in a design studio-led research environment and students will be able to create architectural designs that meet necessary technical requirements while still having aesthetic appeal.

Entry requirements

Applicants will normally be expected to hold at least a 2nd Class Honours degree or equivalent in architecture. Relevant work experience. Candidates are required to have obtained RIBA parts 1 and 2 to sit the final examination. Students should have completed a minimum of 24 months full-time professional practice experience, 12 months of which are to have been obtained after commencing the part 2 qualification. All students whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.5 overall (or equivalent)

Course modules

Postgraduate Certificate: critical urbanism; Co.Lab; research and theory. Postgraduate Diploma: architectural synergies; management practice and law: theory. Master's project: architectural speculations part 1; architectural speculations part 2; architectural speculations: tectonics; management practice and law: applied; dissertation.

Assessment methods

Students will be assessed through a mix of reviews, reports, exams and essays. Students will undertake a major dissertation or special study (to follow on from the Co.Lab live project or another opportunity) on a theme related to the course. The dissertation and special study themes are negotiated with the course tutor.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MArch Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,667 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MArch Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,667 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MArch Full-time September 2016 GBP 12,000 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MArch Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,667 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MArch Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,667 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MArch Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,667 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MArch Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,860 per Credit (EU) 3 years
MArch Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,860 per Credit (England) 3 years
MArch Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,860 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 3 years
MArch Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,860 per Credit (Scotland) 3 years
MArch Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,860 per Credit (Wales) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Centre Campuses Birmingham B4 7XG West Midlands

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Key information

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Birmingham City University Enquiries
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0121 331 5595