London Metropolitan University: MArch Architecture (RIBA part 2) (Professional Diploma - Prof Dip)

InstitutionLondon Metropolitan University View institution profile
Department School of Architecture
Telephone 020 7133 4202
Study type Taught


**Why study this course?**

The Professional Diploma is a design-driven course that will enable you to focus your skills and develop excellence in your work, while engaging responsibly and directly with the world around us. The main areas of study are in design, technology, practice, history and theory. Each area is taught by a wide range of tutors, with a strong emphasis on self-directed study and ambitious agendas. In the most recent (2014-15) Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey, 96.9% of graduates from this course were in work or further study within six months.

**More about this course**

In an increasingly competitive profession, we distinguish ourselves as an academic forum engaged responsibly and directly with the world around us. We are committed to expanding the creative possibilities through courageous and ambitious engagement with the world around us. Design drives the speculation within the school, used as both tool and intention.

The Professional Diploma is a design-based course that will enable you to focus your skills and develop excellence in your work. The main areas of study are in design, technology and practice, and history and theory. Each area is taught through a wide choice of tutors, studios and interest groups with a strong emphasis on self-directed study and ambitious agendas. You are encouraged to explore particular lines of interest and develop ideas in depth.

The course as a whole encourages fresh thinking, experiment and risk. You will also be encouraged to understand and engage with the society you are part of and serve; and to engage with social, political and economic infrastructures that predetermine built form. Our students have had considerable successes in the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) President's medals, winning the RIBA Silver Medal in 2012, 2003 and 2002, and the Bronze in 2004.

Architecture is housed in a building on Whitechapel High Street, with access to all the Art and Design facilities including textiles, ceramics, furniture-making, printing, high end digital repro, film-making and photography equipment, workshops and technicians. Students benefit from the course's central London location and its close proximity to its internationally renowned creative and industry hubs. The Cass’s extensive networks encourage graduates to expand their knowledge and skills through lectures, events and careers advice, leaving them with excellent career prospects.

**What our students say**

"Good facilities at the moment (why moving out?). Good workshop spaces! Good interactions and vibes between students and tutors in studio! Project is interesting and intellectually stimulating!"

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Qualification Professional Diploma - Prof Dip
Level RQF Level 6
Entry requirements

You will be required to have a good degree in architecture, passed RIBA Part 1, and the ability to demonstrate your talent as a designer as well as your motivation to complete the course successfully. All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language.


Your design projects will be assessed via your portfolio and a presentation at the end of the course. The history, theory and practice coursework is assessed through seminar papers and an essay. The technology studies are examined in portfolio and through a technology dissertation, coursework and professional reports.


Over 50 per cent of the course structure consists of design-based project work undertaken each year in a range of studios, led by well-respected tutor-practitioners. Other areas of study in technology, practice and history and theory operate both independently and in association with design projects. These strategies enable you to develop key ideas and skills toward the practice of architecture.

Location Aldgate
Calcutta House
Old Castle Street
E1 7NT


EU 9500 GBP for Year 1
England 9500 GBP for Year 1
Northern Ireland 9500 GBP for Year 1
Scotland 9500 GBP for Year 1
Wales 9500 GBP for Year 1

London Metropolitan University


Whether you’re looking to change career direction, improve your job prospects, or simply pursue your passion, London Metropolitan University is an excellent choice for postgraduate study.

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Teaching standards at the University have been ranked above some of the capital’s most prestigious institutions.  London Met’s lecturers will inspire you with their passionate teaching and extensive industry experience. The University also has more academics with Higher Education Academy (HEA) fellowships than the sector average. Over 40% of academics are fellows, compared to the sector average of 23% (reported in February 2016).

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