MArch Architecture

MArch Architecture

Course length: Full-time 2 years, Part-time 3 years

Take the next step towards becoming a qualified architect on our MArch Architecture course*.

Developing a unique design voice is at the heart of the course while equipping successful graduates with the necessary professional competencies.

*subject to validation

Research-by-design

The course is made up of eight units taught over two years full-time and three years part-time study. Each unit falls into the area of Design Studio, Research or Professional Studies.

Studio options range from practitioner-led masterclasses, or active research in coastal architectural design, contemporary considerations in conservation/rehabilitation, modern vernacular architecture in provincial towns and rural areas.

You will be supported to tackle real-world issues, while speculating and proposing new futures through bold experimentation and boundless enquiry in project-based learning.

Our tutors come from industry and research and our community is a place where academics, practitioners and students are co-designing new ways of thinking.

Teaching is delivered in a dedicated postgraduate studio space, equipped with computer workstations, model-making facilities, large format printers and 3D printers.

You share the infrastructure of a specialist creative arts university with equipment, expertise and support of disciplines such as Games, Fine Art, Fashion, and Interior Design.

You have access to workshops with capability for plastics, metal, wood, and concrete work.

Backed by industry and professional networks

The course is supported by RIBA East, the Norfolk Association of Architectures (NAA), and benefits from activity already established in the BA (Hons) Architecture course, such as the student society, the external lecture series which boasts of guests such as Kengo Kuma Architects, UN Studio, Studio Granda, Tonkin Liu and Drozdov and Partners, and academics from the US and across the UK.

We have collaborative arrangements with professional practioners and regional organisations and networks such as the Great Yarmouth Preservation Trust.

Student work images by Molly Agnew, BA Architecture

Entry requirements for UK/Overseas applicants:

Qualification/academic completion equivalent to UK ARB/RIBA Part I degree, at 2.1 Hons or above.

Portfolio assessment/interview

Post Part I professional experience is not required but may be advantageous

International students

If English is not your first language an IELTS score of 6.0 overall with 5.5 in each band, or equivalent when you start the course is essential. 

2021/22 Tuition Fees for new entrants

Home Postgraduate degree (full-time) £8,500
Home Postgraduate degree (part-time) £5,310
Home MArch Architecture (full-time, over 2 years) £9,250 per year. £18,500 in total.
Home MArch Architecture (part-time, over 3 years) £6,167 per year. £18,500 in total.
Overseas MArch Architecture (full-time, over 2 years) £15,900 per year. £31,800 in total.
Overseas Postgraduate degree (full-time) £15,900. 

Postgraduate Masters Loan of up to £11,570

For 2021, UK nationals and EU nationals who have ‘Settled’ or ‘Pre-Settled’ status may be eligible for a government loan towards course fees or living costs. Both full and part-time Masters degree students can apply for the Masters loan. Find out more on the UK Government website.

How to apply

Applications to our postgraduate courses should be made directly to Norwich University of the Arts using an MArch Architecture Application Form.

Applications should be returned to admissions@nua.ac.uk 

Terms and conditions

NUA Terms and Conditions (11/12/20)
NUA Student Regulations and Procedures (17/09/20)
Student Protection Plan (05/09/18) (60k)

Interview

If you’re invited to interview we’ll ask you to bring a portfolio of recent work. You’ll be interviewed by one or more members of the MArch Architecture course team, who will ask you about your work, your applicant’s statement and your preparedness for postgraduate study.

Interviews normally last around thirty minutes and you’ll have a chance to ask the course team questions. We will endeavour to let you know if you have been successful within ten days of your interview.

When should I apply for an MArch Architecture course?

There is no official deadline for applying for a postgraduate course. We would recommend you apply by 30 July (at the very latest) of the autumn you wish to start. This will allow time for your interview to take place and the necessary paper work to be processed if you are successful in achieving a place. International students requiring a visa should apply as soon as possible in the year they wish to start. Email our International Team for more information.

Find out more about applying.

Lecturers

  • Anthony Hudson

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