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Architecture (ARB/RIBA Part 2) MArch: Entry requirements

What you need to apply for this course

The course has been designed for applicants seeking a route to registration in the UK and who already have Part 1 exemption as well as at least a year's professional experience. However, there are opportunities for students without this work experience to join the course. If you are in any doubt as to your eligibility to join the course, you are encouraged to apply, stating your experience and qualifications. All suitable applicants are then interviewed prior to acceptance onto the course.

Typical offer

Applicants must have:

  • ARB/RIBA Part 1 or exemption from it;
  • in most cases, not less than 40 weeks of appropriate professional experience prior to entry;
  • a high level of basic design skill as well as an ability to engage in a rigorous, graduate programme of study;
  • an understanding of architecture as both an academic subject and an ongoing practice; and
  • a commitment and motivation to the practice of architecture.

We will give preference to applicants who have:

  • a good first degree; and
  • evidence of a range of experience in either architectural practice or an allied design/construction environment.

How to apply

For full details of how to apply, see the Apply for this course page.

International students

International students can only be admitted following exemption from ARB Part 1. This is usually by interview with the Joint Assessment Panel or equivalent at the Architects Registration Board.

Interviews

We normally invite applicants for an interview prior to selection. We can make alternative arrangements for international students based overseas.

Prior learning - AP(E)L

Applicants with prior qualifications and learning may be exempt from appropriate parts of a course in accordance with the University's policy for the assessment of prior learning and prior experiential learning. Contact the faculty office for further information.

English language requirements

All non-UK applicants must meet our English language requirement, which is Academic IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no element below 5.5. Make sure you read our full guidance about English language requirements, which includes details of other qualifications we consider.

Applicants who do not meet the English language requirements could be eligible to join our pre-sessional English language course.

Applicants from a recognised majority English speaking countries (MESCs) do not need to meet these requirements.

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