MArch Architecture and Town and Regional Planning

School of Architecture, Faculty of Social Sciences

We are one of the UK’s top architecture schools. You’ll enjoy the freedom to express yourself and develop the skills you need for your career.

Our built environment contributes a high percentage of carbon emissions and is one of the causes for global warming. I'm hoping to apply what I learn to influence people in the building industry to consider their impact on the environment.

Chun Yuen, postgraduate student in School of Architecture

About the course

Course description 2017

This course is a rare opportunity to qualify as both an architect and a town planner. The degree is recognised by the RTPI, validated by the RIBA at Part 2 level and prescribed by ARB.

Your study focuses on a range of themed, design-based studios dedicated to specific areas of practice or research. There are compulsory modules in town planning, humanities, management and building sciences, and an integrated town and regional planning project. To qualify as an architect, you’ll produce at least one comprehensive design project.

Postgraduate student from the School of Architecture

Core modules

  • Design 1,2,3 and 4
  • Theory and Research
  • Environment and Technology 1 and 2
  • Management and Practice 1 and 2
  • Design Report; Spatial Planning Systems
  • Perspectives on Spatial Planning and Development
  • Integrated Project for Architects
  • Values in Planning
  • Research Methods
  • Dissertation.

Examples of optional modules

On this course you will choose one additional module from the Department of Urban Studies and Planning.

Teaching and assessment

Our design teaching is studio based with several research-led options. Programmes run by specialist staff link together lectures, studio work and research.

Each module is assessed individually, either by formal written examination or by coursework.

Course duration

2 years full-time

Entry requirements

You’ll need BA Architecture, 2:1 or equivalent, from a RIBA/ARB-approved institution, along with one year in practice. You should have RIBA Part 1 or equivalent.

English language requirements

Overall IELTS grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each component, or equivalent.

Entry requirements for international students

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Fees and funding

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Dr Cristina Cerulli

One of the great satisfactions of my work comes from working with our students, whom I see as collaborators/co-researchers. Generally, though, it’s the idea of creating something, be it a module, a piece of research or an architectural project, that might transform, however slightly, the status quo towards something more ethical, just and sustainable.

Dr Cristina Cerulli, MArch and MA Urban Design tutor


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