Applied Design in Architecture

MArchD (ARB and RIBA part 2)

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This professional master’s course is unique because it offers you the chance to choose your route and add an area of specialisation to your degree. Our programme is designed to support your development as an architect and as an individual. The course is accredited by the RIBA and ARB with part II exemption, and LAM (Malaysia) and the school is affiliated with ACSA (USA).  

The professional qualification with a specialisation

Do you want to be a great designer and add a specialist skill? We offer specialisations that add unique skills to your design portfolio. These challenge traditional professional limits to rethink our roles in an ever-changing world and include:

  • Advanced Architectural Design.
  • International Architectural Regeneration and Development.
  • Development and Emergency Practice.
  • Sustainable Building: Performance and Design.
  • Urban Design.
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MArchD course structure

An architectural plan of a bridge

You study for 1 year in an area where you can build skills relevant to the type of architect you want to be. In the first year, you will learn a specialisation in:

  • urban design,
  • sustainable building,
  • regeneration,
  • international development, 
  • advanced architectural design or 
  • research led design. 

In your second year there are a wide range of design studios, offering opportunities to either deepen your experience in your specialisation area or to investigate new avenues of design.