Manchester Metropolitan University


The course is for students who have completed RIBA Part One for example a BA (Hons) Architecture course. The Master of Architecture (MArch) programme is a professionally recognised award (prescribed at Part 2 level by the Architects Registration Board and validated at Part 2 level by the Royal Institute of British Architects) leading towards a career as a professional architect. The MArch course is an opportunity to complete the academic components of architecture education and develop a portfolio suited to employment opportunities in contemporary professional practice at one of the most popular and highly regarded architecture schools in the UK. The award is jointly conferred by Manchester Metropolitan University and the University of Manchester and students benefit from access to the physical and intellectual resources of both institutions. Find out more about Manchester School of Architecture's MArch programme and ateliers at

Course modules

Year 1: Core Units: Professional studies 1; professional studies 2; research 1: methods; research 2: dissertation. Year 2: Core Units: Professional studies 3; studio 1; studio 2; Studio 3.

Assessment methods

Cross-Atelier reviews and presentations, assessment of digital design portfolios, annotated reports, written dissertation, group work, tasks and assignments.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Master of Architecture - MArch Full-time September 2018 - 2 Years
Master of Architecture - MArch Distance learning (with some attendance) September 2018 - 3 Years
Master of Architecture - MArch Part-time September 2018 - 4 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site M15 6BH North West

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