University of Liverpool: Master of Architecture MArch

InstitutionUniversity of Liverpool
Department School of Architecture View department profile
Telephone 0151 794 5927
Study type Taught


The Master of Architecture (MArch) programme is a professional/undergraduate Masters qualification available to students with an appropriate first degree in Architecture and RIBA Part I. It leads to the RIBA Part II award.

This degree is validated by the RIBA and prescribed by ARB as a Part 2 qualification towards access to the Architectural Profession in Europe.

Year 1 focuses on design through lectures, seminars and carefully planned individual and group work. Taught modules outside studio design cover professional practice and contemporary approaches to technology.
You'll then begin the second year with a design project that's set, reviewed, and taught by a notable practitioner or design practice. In 2013-14 this was WIlkinson Eyre, the award winning London practice.
The programme builds towards the Design Thesis, where you'll produce a major piece of work in response to a brief. The dissertation subject will reflect your personal interests.
You'll be taught by our full time staff and by selected practitioners and Honorary Professors. These included Jim Eyre OBE of Wilkinson Eyre from 2010-11, and Michael Wilford of Stirling Wilford from 2014. We've a very generous offering of prizes for students performing strongly in areas of our MArch degree.
Students may take Semester 1 of Year 5 abroad at one of our approved exchange Schools of Architecture in the USA, China or Europe.
This two-year full-time post BA Hons programme includes design projects, lecture and workshop courses, a dissertation and an optional student foreign exchange programme.
You'll be examined and assessed by studio presentations and coursework submissions.

You'll need a 2.1 Bachelors degree (with Honours) or better. All applicants must have RIBA part 1 as pre-requisite.

**Career prospects**
Students who successfully complete a Higher Degree go on to interesting and rewarding careers in architecture, the wider construction industry, management, higher education, the arts and conservation and many other specialisms to be found in the arts, architecture and the built environment.

Master of Architecture - MArch (Hons)

University of Liverpool
Liverpool School of Architecture



The Liverpool School of Architecture at the University of Liverpool was established in 1894 – the first UK university to award a RIBA-accredited degree in Architecture. Today, we are ranked 7th in the UK for Architecture (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019) and 9th for our research, with 40% of publications rated as being of ‘world-leading’ quality (REF 2014).  

As one of the UK's premier centres for architectural research and education, we are proud of our long tradition and position in the world of Architecture, both nationally ...

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