Coventry University: Architecture (Master of Architecture - MArch)

InstitutionCoventry University View institution profile
Department School of Art and Design
Study type Taught


Blending together art and science, the Architecture MArch aims to extend your knowledge, preparing you for a career in building design.

This course is designed to enable you to develop the creative and professional skills required for a successful career in architecture. Focusing primarily on studio-based design projects the course will stretch your design imagination, develop your critical thinking, and prepare you to respond proactively to a wide range of complex challenges.

1 course option

Qualification Master of Architecture - MArch
Level RQF Level 7
Entry requirements

A good undergraduate degree in Architecture, normally RIBA/ARB Part 1. However RIBA/ARB Part 1 is not a prerequisite of the Master of Architecture programme, and we can make offers to candidates – usually from outside the UK – without RIBA/ARB Part 1 exemption from a previous degree. Applicants are normally expected to have completed a ‘year out’ placement in practice with a completed PEDR logbook, or have equivalent experience. This will be determined at the applications stage. Applicants will be asked to provide a convincing portfolio of relevant architectural design work. This will either be presented at interview or submitted by post/online.


The course utilises a variety of assessment methods in response to the range of studio based design modules, and written modules. These include assessment methods which reflect the ways in which students might be expected to work in architectural practice, including the design critique (or ‘crit’), which provides an opportunity for formative assessment through the verbal presentation of graphic work in the presence of both tutors and students. The ability to present and defend your work in this way is an essential attribute of successful architects and the assessment process is thus an essential part of the learning process.

Formative assessments and feedback are built into all modules. The focus on studio culture encourages regular contact between student and tutors within taught sessions through tutorials and workshops, and peer to peer learning is actively encouraged with an informally based feedback network. Written feedback is given in a structured process throughout the studio modules, and formative grading bands are utilised to help students gauge their progress and the quality of their work. Guest critics are viewed as an essential element of feedback. These are drawn both from practicing architects, helping to bridge academic and professional practices, and from real world clients which helps to reinforce the course’s focus on the social practice of architecture.

Other modules, which are not focussed on design outputs, are assessed through a range of methods including written work, and seminar presentations. As with all modules, there are formative assessments and feedback at appropriate stages.

Location Main Site
Priory Street


EU 5167 GBP for Year 1
England 5167 GBP for Year 1
Northern Ireland 5167 GBP for Year 1
Scotland 5167 GBP for Year 1
Wales 5167 GBP for Year 1
International 8900 GBP for Year 1

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