University of Liverpool: Master of Architecture MArch
|Institution||University of Liverpool|
|Department||School of Architecture View department profile|
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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.
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)
|Level||RQF Level 7|
To be offered a place on the programme, you will normally need to have a Bachelors degree (with Honours) at 2.1 level or better in Architecture. Candidates who do not meet these requirements will be considered on their individual merits and should discuss their particular circumstances with the Programme Director.
All applicants must have RIBA part 1 as a pre-requisite. Applicants must submit a portfolio consisting of 10 images from final year project and a minimum of 2-3 months of work experience in practice confirmed by a professional reference.
For candidates who do not meet the criteria for consideration for the MArch degree at the University of Liverpool (a 2.1 degree in Architecture with RIBA part 1 and 4-6 months in Architectural practice), there is an opportunity to apply for the Master of Architectural Design at XJTLU in Suzhou, near Shanghai in China. All courses are taught in English and the two year Master course offers excellent teaching and support facilities. The course is also applying for candidate status for RIBA part 2 validation (the RIBA visit for the full validation of the Part 2 course is expected to take place in October 2017).
If you're interested in this option and would like to apply, please visit the XJTLU website for more information.
Applications from International Students with RIBA Part 1 are welcome. International qualifications will be evaluated in line with the National Recognition Information Centre (NARIC) guidelines.
English language qualifications
All applicants must have reached a minimum required standard of English language and are required to provide evidence of this. Qualifications accepted by the University can be found on our International webpages. Please see www.liv.ac.uk/international for English Language requirements specific to your country.
If you meet the academic requirements of the course but do not have the required level of English Language, it is possible for you to come and study at the University on one of our Pre-sessional EAP programmes. Please see the English Language Centre website for further information about these programmes; www.liv.ac.uk/english-language-centre/pre-sessional-eap.
If you require additional English Language training during your study, the University is able to provide tuition and arrange IELTS tests through its English Language Centre, details of which are available at www.liverpool.ac.uk/english-language-centre.
English Language Entry Requirements
Please be advised that TOEFL is no longer classified by UK Visas and Immigration as a Secure English Language Test (SELT). However, at the current time the university is continuing to accept TOEFL, at the required level, for entry on to Undergraduate and Postgraduate academic programmes.
In Year 4, students undertake the following modules:
Semester 1 and 2
In Year 5, students undertake the following modules:
|Location||City Centre Campus|
University of Liverpool
|EU||9250 GBP for Whole course|
|England||9250 GBP for Whole course|
|Northern Ireland||9250 GBP for Whole course|
|Scotland||9250 GBP for Whole course|
|Wales||9250 GBP for Whole course|
|International||19250 GBP for Whole course|
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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