Manchester Metropolitan University

Manchester Metropolitan University


This course is for students who have completed the BA (Hons) Architecture course and, typically, a year in practice. The course comprises studio (with integrated technology), dissertation and professional studies. The studio course is delivered through research-driven clusters called ateliers that align strong areas of research activity and mutual interests via trios of staff. This enables students to develop ideological positions that are critically underpinned through seminars, workshops and symposiums to enhance their knowledge and skills. The 1st year of their studies enables each student to locate themselves within a broad range of perspectives in relation to contemporary architecture and urbanism; the 2nd year builds upon this knowledge and developing skillset to orientate each student towards a suitable role in the parameters of the profession. The programme has continued to maintain a diverse range of ateliers and expertise and enables us to provide a series of distinct and significant areas of focus with respect to the future of architecture and urbanism in a wider cultural context. At the beginning of each academic year you will make a preference from a choice of the School's ateliers. You would normally expect to spend a year studying with a particular atelier. For information on fees for this course please see our online prospectus information.

Entry requirements

You will normally have at least an upper 2nd Class undergraduate UK Honours degree (or international equivalent) in architecture and/or ARB/RIBA Part 1. Admission will normally be dependent on a successful application and possibly an interview. A portfolio of work should be submitted with your application, this can be sent to us using online file transfer apps such as dropbox or we-transfer. It should include a table of contents with information regarding the duration of each project and in which academic year/level it was completed and a selection of projects worked on during your year in practice. We also require a concise letter of intent and two references, one of which must be from a former year 3 tutor, the other a reference from your current employer.

Course modules

Year 1: Studio 4.1; studio 4.2; studio 4.3; dissertation. Year 2: Studio 5.1; studio 5.2; studio 5.3; professional studies.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on a project review, assignments and essays.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MArch Full-time September 2016 - 2 years
MArch Part-time September 2016 - 4 years

Campus details

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

Key information

Course Enquiries
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0161 247 6969