POSTGRADUATE

Master of Architecture

Continue your architectural studies on this postgraduate programme, the second stage in becoming a qualified architect in the UK.

Degree Details

We aim to equip you with the skills of a twenty-first century architect: one who utilises space through quality design, innovates responsibly within a world of finite resources, and shapes environments to leave a positive legacy for future generations.

At the Reading School of Architecture, we study architecture in a UK professional context, but with a global outlook. You will examine architecture's role within a rapidly urbanising world — and through a cultural, social and environmental lens — where new approaches are needed.

Through research themes, project sites, case studies and practices from around the world, we aim to support your development as a rounded, creative, progressive architect with international relevance.

Our School sits within the renowned School of the Built Environment, which has strong industry links and is ranked 3rd in the UK for research impact in Architecture, Built Environment and Planning (Times Higher Education Institutions Ranked by Subject, 2014, based on its analysis of Research Excellence Framework 2014).

On completion of this course you will be required to complete a period of professional experience, as well as Professional Studies (Part 3) and the related examination, to be eligible to achieve statutory registered status as a UK architect.

The MArch provides a strong foundation in research methods to prepare you for PhD study, as well as the experience and skills to give you an advantage to join research-led practices, and to support and enhance research in practice.

IELTS: Overall 6.5 with no element less than 5.5 (or equivalent).

Entry requirements: You must have achieved a 2:2 or higher on a Part 1 ARB validated (prescribed) award.

If you hold a qualification obtained outside the EU, or a non-recognised UK qualification, you will need to pass ARB’s own Prescribed Examination at the relevant level to be eligible for this programme. Information about the procedures and eligibility criteria for ARB examination at Part 1 are available on the ARB website.

You must also submit a sample portfolio (max. 10MB) as part of your application, showing evidence of your creative ability, problem-solving skills, architectural knowledge and potential for postgraduate study. If you are invited to interview you will be able to present a full portfolio.

Compulsory modules include:

Code Module Convenor
AAMAD1 Architectural Design 1 DR Izabela Wieczorek
AAMAD2 Architectural Design 2 DR Izabela Wieczorek
AAMAD3 Architectural Design 3- Thesis Design PROF Lorraine Farrelly
AAMAT Architectural Technologies DR John Harding
AAMPS1 Professional Skills 1 PROF Lorraine Farrelly
AAMPS2 Professional Skills 2 MRS Louise Humphreys
AAMRM1 Research Methods 1 PROF Flora Samuel
AAMRM2 Research Methods 2 PROF Flora Samuel

Optional modules include:

Code Module Convenor
AAMDP Design Pedagogy DR Carolina Vasilikou
CEM204 International Construction PROF Roger Flanagan
CEM210 People, Information and Technology DR Ian Ewart
CEM220 Urban Sustainability PROF Tim Dixon
CEM223 Urban Microclimates DR Zhiwen Luo
CEM225 Building Information Modelling DR Laura Maftei
CEM242 Advanced Visualisation and Interactive Technologies DR Dragana Nikolic

These are the modules that we currently offer. They may change for your year of study as we regularly review our module offerings to ensure they’re informed by the latest research and teaching methods.

How To Apply

University Of Reading

Complete your details and we'll make sure your inquiry is sent to the University Of Reading which will contact you to discuss this degree. For more details, feel free to contact one of the educational consultants at EDVISE HUB Click Here To Book Your Session

Degree Details

We aim to equip you with the skills of a twenty-first century architect: one who utilises space through quality design, innovates responsibly within a world of finite resources, and shapes environments to leave a positive legacy for future generations.

At the Reading School of Architecture, we study architecture in a UK professional context, but with a global outlook. You will examine architecture's role within a rapidly urbanising world — and through a cultural, social and environmental lens — where new approaches are needed.

Through research themes, project sites, case studies and practices from around the world, we aim to support your development as a rounded, creative, progressive architect with international relevance.

Our School sits within the renowned School of the Built Environment, which has strong industry links and is ranked 3rd in the UK for research impact in Architecture, Built Environment and Planning (Times Higher Education Institutions Ranked by Subject, 2014, based on its analysis of Research Excellence Framework 2014).

On completion of this course you will be required to complete a period of professional experience, as well as Professional Studies (Part 3) and the related examination, to be eligible to achieve statutory registered status as a UK architect.

The MArch provides a strong foundation in research methods to prepare you for PhD study, as well as the experience and skills to give you an advantage to join research-led practices, and to support and enhance research in practice.

IELTS: Overall 6.5 with no element less than 5.5 (or equivalent).

Entry requirements: You must have achieved a 2:2 or higher on a Part 1 ARB validated (prescribed) award.

If you hold a qualification obtained outside the EU, or a non-recognised UK qualification, you will need to pass ARB’s own Prescribed Examination at the relevant level to be eligible for this programme. Information about the procedures and eligibility criteria for ARB examination at Part 1 are available on the ARB website.

You must also submit a sample portfolio (max. 10MB) as part of your application, showing evidence of your creative ability, problem-solving skills, architectural knowledge and potential for postgraduate study. If you are invited to interview you will be able to present a full portfolio.

Compulsory modules include:

Code Module Convenor
AAMAD1 Architectural Design 1 DR Izabela Wieczorek
AAMAD2 Architectural Design 2 DR Izabela Wieczorek
AAMAD3 Architectural Design 3- Thesis Design PROF Lorraine Farrelly
AAMAT Architectural Technologies DR John Harding
AAMPS1 Professional Skills 1 PROF Lorraine Farrelly
AAMPS2 Professional Skills 2 MRS Louise Humphreys
AAMRM1 Research Methods 1 PROF Flora Samuel
AAMRM2 Research Methods 2 PROF Flora Samuel

Optional modules include:

Code Module Convenor
AAMDP Design Pedagogy DR Carolina Vasilikou
CEM204 International Construction PROF Roger Flanagan
CEM210 People, Information and Technology DR Ian Ewart
CEM220 Urban Sustainability PROF Tim Dixon
CEM223 Urban Microclimates DR Zhiwen Luo
CEM225 Building Information Modelling DR Laura Maftei
CEM242 Advanced Visualisation and Interactive Technologies DR Dragana Nikolic

These are the modules that we currently offer. They may change for your year of study as we regularly review our module offerings to ensure they’re informed by the latest research and teaching methods.

How To Apply

University Of Reading

Complete your details and we'll make sure your inquiry is sent to the University Of Reading which will contact you to discuss this degree. For more details, feel free to contact one of the educational consultants at EDVISE HUB Click Here To Book Your Session

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Duration: Full Time - 2 years

Location: United Kingdom

Fees:£25,800 per year

intake: 2023/24

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