University of Westminster

University of Westminster

Architecture (RIBA part 2)

The emphasis of the course is on innovative design work, and on developing a caring and critical approach to the study and practice of architecture. The course fosters diversity of choice, interpretation and approach, whether in design projects or more academic research. The former focuses on sophisticated design programmes (in formal, technical, professional or urban terms) that demand rigour and self-criticism. The latter focuses on your major dissertation, an extended piece of specialised research into architecture and its historical and theoretical contexts. The course has 3 main objectives: to develop design ability through project-based experimentation; to present an evaluation and critique of your coursework within a broad cultural context, and in light of technical, economic and legal constraints; and to promote articulate explanation and representation of quality and value in design projects.

Entry requirements

Applicants require: an undergraduate degree in architecture, or similar, with a high level of achievement, normally validated by the RIBA for Part I or prescribed by the ARB for Part 1; and one year�s (post-degree) professional experience. At interview, applicants should present their academic portfolio together with examples of work undertaken during professional training, and any relevant contextual material. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.5.

Course modules

Core modules: Applied technical studies; design development; design project 1; design project 2; digital representation; dissertation; history and theory; main design project; professional studies; strategic report; technical studies in practice.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on design project work (subject to continuing informal and collective assessment).


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MArch Full-time £ 11,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years
MArch Full-time £ 3,465 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Marylebone Camden NW1 5LS South East

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