Master of Architecture Degree MArch (Part 2)

Architecture MArch Part 2

1. Overview

The study of architecture requires an enquiring and imaginative mind, to analyse and consider new possibilities for buildings that will improve people’s quality of life.

It embodies many issues and challenges: the creation of better places to live, work, and relax; designing buildings and cities that recognise the cultural diversity of the population; proposing ideas that contribute socially and economically to the community; and using imagination and innovation to do all this more responsibly and efficiently for a world with finite resources.

Our MArch Architecture course, which is accredited by the RIBA and ARB, will provide you with the professional and creative skills required for a successful career in architecture. The taught course is complemented by a year's practical experience, allowing you to gain valuable experience of architectural practice. You will also have the fantastic opportunity to travel, whether on study trips to look at the very best of international design or on student exchanges in a partnership institution for 1 semester.

To view the work of Scott Sutherland students visit the Scott Sutherland Blog

2. What you will study

At Robert Gordon University Part 1 of professional accreditation is awarded after Year 3, more information can be found in Placements and Accreditations.

Typical Masters unit themed content on the Scott Sutherland blog:

Year 4

  • Professional Experience Year (salaried employment)

Year 5

  • History and Theory
  • Masters Studio 1
  • Masters Studio 2
  • Research Methods
  • Dissertation OR an Erasmus exchange for 1 Semester

Year 6

  • Masters Studio 3
  • Advanced Building Technology
  • Masters Studio 4
  • Professional Practice and Management
  • Elective

The University regularly reviews its courses. Course content and structure may change over time. See our Course Disclaimer for more information.

3. Entry Requirements

Applicants normally have the following:

  • A 2.2 undergraduate degree, or equivalent, in Architecture with an overall performance in the final year of 50 % or above in the final year of study.

  • Have an exemption from the Architects Registration Board (ARB) & Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Part 1, but this is not compulsory*

  • Submission of a satisfactory portfolio of design work

*Students without a RIBA / ARB recognised award at Part 1, will not be able to progress to UK registration as an Architect. Candidates in this position will either have to undertake Year 3 of the BSc Architecture / Master of Architecture, or apply to the ARB for Part 1 exemption through the external candidate route.

English Language

Applicants whose first language is not English should have an IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no component lower than 5.5, or equivalent.

We accept a variety of in-country and secure English language tests, find out more:

English Language requirements

* All entry requirements listed here should be used as a guide and represent the minimum required to be considered for entry. A small number of courses require higher levels, but this will be stated explicitly on your offer letter.

4. Placements and Accreditations

Study Abroad

You will have the opportunity to follow an exchange programme of study with a partner institution (for one semester in year 5 of the course).

Professional Accreditation

The MArch Architecture course is accredited by the Royal Institute of British Architects. Our RIBA accreditation is renewed on a 4 year cycle and this was unconditionally renewed in 2013.

The course is also accredited by the Architects Registration Board and the Chartered Association of Building Engineers

5. Student Funding

If you are a Scottish resident or EU national you are not liable to pay fees and should apply to SAAS for funding.

Students from other parts of the UK should visit the appropriate website:

Scholarships

6. Course Fees

For Academic Year 2018/2019

Scottish/EU Students

  • £1,820 per academic year

Rest of UK Students

  • £6,750 per academic year

International Students

  • £13,270 per academic year

For Academic Year 2017/2018

Scottish/EU Students

  • £1,820 per academic year

Rest of UK Students

  • £6,750 per academic year

International Students

  • £12,880 per academic year

For Academic Year 2016/2017

Scottish/EU Students

  • £1,820 per academic year

Rest of UK Students

  • £6,750 per academic year

International Students

  • £12,450 per academic year

For Academic Year 2015/2016

Scottish/EU Students

  • £1820 per academic year

Rest of UK Students

  • £6,750 per academic year

International Students

  • £12,000 per academic year

For Academic Year 2014/2015

Scottish/EU Students

  • £1820 per academic year

Rest of UK Students

  • £6,750 per academic year

International Students

  • £11,500 per academic year

For Academic Year 2013/2014

Scottish/EU Students

  • £1820 per academic year

International Students

  • £10,600 per academic year

For Academic Year 2012/2013

International Students

  • £10,200 per academic year

For Academic Year 2011/2012

UK/EU Students

  • £1820 per academic year

International Students

  • £9,550 per academic year


Architecture - Additional Course Costs

Disclaimer

Course fees are reviewed periodically and so are subject to change for new applicants. All tuition fees are fixed for the duration of a course at the rate confirmed in your offer letter. You will also be liable to pay a graduation fee of £40 before receiving a University award.

For further information see Student Finance pages

 

7. How to apply

All course applications for the MArch at Robert Gordon University must be made through UCAS at www.ucas.com/apply

It is important that you keep track of your application process using the UCAS website, as it will let you know whether you have been offered a place at the University. It is also where you should receive confirmation of your place within your chosen course and respond to offers, rather than contacting the institution in the first instance.

Terms and Conditions of Admissions

The Terms and Conditions of Admission describe to applicants holding an offer of a place to study at RGU, the principal rights, duties and obligations of both the applicant and the University prior to enrolling on a course of study.

Terms and Conditions of Admissions (PDF 142KB)

8. Prospects

This course enables you to progress to the final professional examination (RIBA Part 3) following a period in practical training. Successful completion of this allows you to become a Registered Architect. Exciting career opportunities exist in architectural practices across the world, in both the private and public sectors. Previous graduates have established their own architectural practices, while others hold senior positions in distinguished design firms and multidisciplinary organisations.

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MArch (Part 2)

UCAS Code

K100

Start Date

September

Course Length

2 years

Mode of Attendance

Full-time

Academic School
Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment
More Information:
Undergraduate Admissions +44 (0) 1224 262728
Accredited By
Royal Institute of British Architects
Approved By
Association of Building Engineers

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