Liverpool John Moores University: Architecture (Master of Architecture - MArch)

InstitutionLiverpool John Moores University View institution profile
Department Liverpool School of Art and Design
Telephone 0151 231 5175
Study type Taught


The Liverpool School of Art and Design, supported by experts in this academic field, offers you a development opportunity to creatively engage in a truly interdisciplinary and project-orientated architectural study.

- Course offered full-time (2 years) and part-time (4 years)

- A long standing and nationally respected programme that has been fully validated and externally accredited for over 40 years - the 2017 programme revalidation commended the MArch programme for its focus on a range of urban design projects

- Develop your work in state-of-the-art workspaces and facilities within the RIBA award-winning John Lennon Art and Design Building in the heart of Liverpool’s Knowledge Quarter

- Internationally excellent research informs the curriculum and underpins teaching

- Postgraduates are highly sought after by employers and over 95% are in work or further study six months after graduation

- The School of Art and Design offers a unique collaborative environment for postgraduate students.

2 course options

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

Applicants should have completed a first degree (minimum award 2.2) in Architecture. Assessment of suitability to the course may also be undertaken by review of a portfolio of work and an interview. Overseas applicants whose first language is not English are required to have attained a recognised English Language qualification equivalent to IELTS 6.5 (minimun of 5.5 in each component).


The course is project oriented. You will develop design ideas in the studio, guided by semester tutors and, at regular intervals, by joint review panels of design tutors and external critics, who will comment on your progress.

Teaching is intensive and you learn by one-to-one and group discussions and regular presentations of work, so that continuous group and self-assessment is built in.
Technical workshops explore environmental, structural and constructional aspects of your design projects.


Please see guidance below on core modules for further information on what you will study.

Level 7
•Theory & Research 1
•Specialist Study
•Urban Design Project 1
•Architectural Design Project Theory & Research 2
•Urban Design Project 2
•Thesis Project
•Management, Practice & Law

Location Liverpool John Moores University
Student Recruitment and Admissions
Exchange Station
Tithebarn Street
L2 2QP


International 14000 GBP for Year 1
EU 9250 GBP for Year 1
England 9250 GBP for Year 1
Northern Ireland 9250 GBP for Year 1
Scotland 9250 GBP for Year 1
Wales 9250 GBP for Year 1
Channel Islands 9250 GBP for Year 1


Founded in 1823, LJMU is ranked in the top 600 higher education institutions in the world* and attracts staff and students from over 100 countries. Our postgraduates are highly sought after by employers with over 96% in work or further study six months after graduation**.

LJMU is a leading research institution and 96% of the research submitted for the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 was considered of international quality or better.

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