University of Strathclyde: Advanced Architectural Design (Master of Architecture - MArch/Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip)

InstitutionUniversity of Strathclyde View institution profile
Department Architecture
Telephone 0141 548 4219
Study type Taught


This course gives you the opportunity to explore architecture in a broad-based manner through theoretical and practical work. It demands a high level of design ability and self-motivation while giving you the chance to explore and develop projects related to your own interests.

You’ll appraise current theoretical approaches to architecture and urban design then assess and show their relevance in existing and proposed contexts. You’ll also develop and demonstrate formal and technical architectural ability.

2 course options

Qualification Master of Architecture - MArch
Level SCQF Level 11
Entry requirements

First or second-class Honours degree in Architecture from a UK/EU university. Students with a degree from an overseas university should apply for the MArch Architectural Design (International). An academic portfolio will be required containing all relevant design work from your previous course of study.


The degree normally requires further assessment over the summer semester. This will be on an aspect of the diploma project that is explored to a greater level of detail.

You’ll have exams in semesters 1 and 2 on all aspects of the course and are expected to present a complete academic portfolio based on advanced design study.


Year 1 core: design studies 4a; design studies 4b; cultural studies 4. Option modules: Special study project 4. Year 2 core: design studies; cultural studies 5; professional studies 5. Option modules: Experimental media, narrative and film; the history and theory of architectural conservation; the theory of architectural conservation; urban design history; urban theory; urban landscape design; sustainability; international workshop; dissertation project; ARB/RIBA part 2 portfolio (AAD and MADi).

Location University of Strathclyde
McCance Building
16 Richmond Street
G1 1XQ


England 9000 GBP for Year 1
Northern Ireland 9000 GBP for Year 1
Wales 9000 GBP for Year 1
EU 1820 GBP for Year 1
Scotland 1820 GBP for Year 1
International 14800 GBP for Year 1

The University of Strathclyde


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The University of Strathclyde in Glasgow is one of the UK’s leading universities, meeting the needs of students, employers, industry and the wider community through its teaching, research and consultancy. Founded in 1796 and granted its Royal Charter in 1964, the ethos of ‘useful learning’ has always been at the heart of what Strathclyde offers. Today, Strathclyde welcomes more than 22,000 full-time students from over 100 countries who are attracted by the University’s strong academic reputation and stimulating study environment.

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