Oxford Brookes University

Applied Design in Architecture (ARB and RIBA part 2)

This programme is grounded on the belief that architects should be thinking well beyond the constraints of market forces and the traditional disciplinary limits of the profession, towards forms, technology and spaces for a more sustainable future.

Entry requirements

1st or 2.1 Honours degree in architecture or discipline relevant to architecture; must possess an appropriate professional background and experience of designing architecture, or designing in a discipline that has a strong relationship or similarities to architecture; English language requirements: at least 6.5 in IELTS, with a minimum of 6.0 across all four components of the test; or at least 87 in TOEFL (iBT) with a minimum of 21 in listening; 22 in reading; 23 in speaking; 21 in writing.

Course modules

Year 1: 1 design specialisation from: advanced architectural design; international architectural regeneration and development; development and emergency practice; sustainable building: performance and design; research-led design; urban design; compulsory modules: research philosophy for design; representation; management, practice and law. Year 2: Participation in 1 of 6 design studios; compulsory modules: advanced technology for design; second management, practice and law; exhibition.

Assessment methods

Students must pass all compulsory components of the course without exception; the pass mark for all modules is 50 per cent; at the end of the 2nd semester in year 2 there is an internal cross-unit portfolio examination to determine the final design grades for each student; there are also internal and external portfolio-based examinations at the end of the course for all students.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MArchD Full-time £ 12,600 per Whole course (overseas fees) 2 years
MArchD Full-time £ 9,000 per Whole course (home fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Headington Campus Oxford OX3 0BP South East

Key information

Programme Administrator
Telephone number: 
01865 483230