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University of Portsmouth: Architecture and Professional Practice (Degree Apprenticeship)

Institution University of Portsmouth
Department Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries
Telephone 023 9284 5566
Study type Taught


Overview Earn a salary and get the qualifications needed to become a professional architect

On this integrated three-year Master's and one-year Part 3 qualification, you'll build on your undergraduate degree and RIBA Part 1 exemption and become an ARB-registered architect at the end.

You'll gain valuable on-the-job experience during this four-year degree apprenticeship, which will help you develop the professional and creative skills needed to succeed in architecture. You’ll cover topics such as urbanism, landscape, sustainability and culture in a studio environment.

During term time, you'll spend one day a week on day release at the University and the other four days applying your skills and getting practical experience in your workplace. The government or your employer pay your tuition fees – so your architecture degree apprenticeship doesn’t cost you anything.

Eligibility This course only accepts UK and EU students.

Unfortunately, we can't accept international students on this course.

Course highlights - Develop the creative and professional abilities needed to become a registered architect with the ARB

  • Get a MArch degree while you earn a salary

  • Learn how to come up with creative and strategic solutions to a variety of architectural challenges

  • Benefit from top-class facilities in this studio-based course, including our Centre for Creative and Immersive Extended Reality (CCIXR) – the UK’s first integrated facility for virtual, augmented, and extended realities

  • Put what you learn into practice in the workplace, preparing yourself for Part 3 studies in your final year

  • Gain further professional knowledge from our network of visiting lecturers – past ones include Pamela Cole, Alastair Lewis, and architects from Tibbalds

  • Get practical work experience in your job, giving you an advantage over students who go to University full-time

Master of Architecture - MArch

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