University of Huddersfield: Architecture and Architecture International (RIBA part 2) (Master of Architecture - MArch)

InstitutionUniversity of Huddersfield View institution profile
Department Architecture and Three-Dimensional Design (TA3D)
Telephone +44 (0)1484 472281
Study type Taught


Successful completion of this RIBA validated course provides exemption from Part 2 of the ARB prescribed Examination in Architecture.

As part of the process of becoming a professionally-qualified Architect in the UK, graduates are required to complete a period of supervised ‘practical training', 12 months of which (commonly referred-to as the ‘Year Out') is normally undertaken before commencing full-time academic study at Master's level. This period of practical training constitutes Year 1 of the University of Huddersfield M.Arch course.

Therefore, students who have not previously completed a satisfactory period of practical training should join the course in Year 1. Students who have already completed a satisfactory period of practical training should join the course in Year 2.

Years 2 and Year 3 of the course are design-centred and intended to enable you to explore issues of critical regionalism and tectonic expression in relation to establishing your own theoretical position, through which you will be expected to develop a high degree of sensitivity to the context within which design work is undertaken in geographical, cultural, social and technical terms.

All design projects explore applications of sustainability and encourage a wide and plural outlook appropriate for both developed and developing countries. In this global worldview, understanding of progressive theories of design and the application of advanced construction methods co-exist with concern for the implementation of sustainable technologies, awareness of regional development issues and respect for craft-based building practices.

The rationale and definition of ‘International' both builds upon the studies undertaken as part of the Architecture (International) BA(Hons) degree awarded by the University of Huddersfield and acknowledges the reality of rapidly changing architectural practice in a fast moving, global context. Our course will aim to prepare you for new and emerging forms of practice through the development of your personal learning skills and a deep understanding of the need for flexibility, adaptability, innovation and enterprise in your career.

1 course option

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

Entry to year 1: Entrants should have obtained a good 1st degree in architecture, preferably with RIBA Part 1 exemption, or equivalent. Direct entry to year 2: Entrants should have obtained a good 1st degree in architecture, preferably with RIBA Part 1 exemption, or equivalent, and should have completed a satisfactory period of professional training. Direct entry to the final year of the course will only be considered in exceptional circumstances.


Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.

Feedback (usually written) is normally provided on all coursework submissions within three term time weeks – unless the submission was made towards the end of the session in which case feedback would be available on request after the formal publication of results. Feedback on exam performance/final coursework is available on request after the publication of results.


Modules include: Advanced and sustainable technology; advanced architecture (theory and practice); architectural practice management and law; integrated urban design and architecture; architectural design thesis preliminary study; dissertation/thesis.

Location Main Site


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
International 13000 GBP for Year 1

University of Huddersfield


About the University of Huddersfield
The University of Huddersfield has a student population of around 20,000 students, with over 4,500 postgraduate students and researchers, and a large international community of students who come from over 120 different countries. There are around 1,350 postgraduate research students across campus.

Huddersfield is located in the heart of England. It is 2 hours from London, 30 minutes from Manchester and 20 minutes from Leeds by train.

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