Kingston University

Kingston University

Architecture (ARB/RIBA part 2)

This course you will develop as architectural designers and thinkers and move towards the ability to engage in architectural practice as independent and reflective practitioners. You will build on and further develop the knowledge, understanding and skill acquired during your first degree and a recommended initial period of work-based learning. The emphasis of this course is therefore to deepen and consolidate existing learning and skill, rather than to introduce a wide range of new subject material.

Entry requirements

Applicants must have ARB/RIBA part 1 or exemption from it; in most cases, at least 40 weeks of appropriate professional experience prior to entry; also preferably a 1st degree; applicants are interviewed; applicants whose 1st language is not English require academic IELTS of 6.5 overall.

Course modules

Modules include: History and theory; graduate design (subject and context); graduate design (process and proposal); graduate design (resolution); tectonic study; applying technology; professional practice (context); dissertation; graduate thesis (design research); graduate thesis (design project); graduate thesis (design project); graduate thesis (professional context); professional practice (management). Optional modules: computing for design; material resolution; philosophy and critique; conservation and heritage; landscape and urbanism theory; context of sustainability; sustainable cities; live project.

Assessment methods

Assessment is through design portfolio; design reader and design diary; history and theory dissertation; presentations and essays.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MArch Full-time £ 3,465 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MArch Full-time £ 13,700 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years
MArch Part-time £ 1,775 per Academic year (home fees) 3 years
MArch Part-time £ 6,850 per Academic year (overseas fees) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Knights Park Kingston upon Thames KT1 2QJ South East

Key information

Applicant Services
Telephone number: 
0844 855 2177