University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool

Master of Architecture

The programme leads to a professional qualification offered to students with an appropriate 1st degree in architecture or a closely related subject; RIBA Part 2 is awarded with the degree to those students who already have RIBA Part 1; students then become eligible to prepare for the RIBA Part 3 professional practice examination; the course extends and intensify the student's knowledge and understanding of architecture and the built environment; the course has a number of main components: Design projects; lecture and workshop courses; a dissertation; and an optional student foreign exchange programme; the 1st year introduces students to a rigorous approach to the development of design and the background knowledge necessary for its pursuit in a professional way; design projects are used to explore the real issues, problems and opportunities of creating new urban environments; in the 2nd year students explore specific individual interests with the objective of developing their personal direction at the outset of their careers.

Entry requirements

A 2.1 Honours degree, or better, in an appropriate field of study. Candidates who do not meet these requirements will be considered on their individual merits. All applicants must have reached a minimum required standard of English language, qualifications accepted include GCSE English; A-level English; language; IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.0 in each component); TOEFL iBT 88 or above with minimum scores in components as follows: listening and writing 21, reading 22, speaking 23.

Course modules

Year 4 students undertake the following modules: semester 1 modules: design a, design b, construction and management. Semester 2 modules: architecture and visual arts research methods; design c; design d. semester 1 and 2: practice/management/law. Year 5 students undertake the following modules: semester 1: dissertation; design studies; or exchange studies. Semester 2: thesis design; thesis project report.

Assessment methods

Students will be examined and assessed by studio presentations and coursework submissions.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MArch Full-time September 2017 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Centre Campus Liverpool L3 5PS North West

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Student Support Centre, School of the Arts
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