Architecture is a profession, and this course is an integral part of a sequence of steps – RIBA parts 1, 2 and 3 - that leads to entry into it. Criteria for entry on to the UK Register of Architects are prescribed by the Architects Registration Board (ARB). The ARB and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) have agreed to hold the criteria in common and successful completion of the MArch degree gives Part 2 exemption.
In addition to this, the RIBA has introduced new Themes and Values for Architectural Education; which includes further focus on climate literacy, health and life safety, ethical practice, and research literacy. The modules in the programme work within this framework to provide a coherent balance of intellectual and practical skills, as well as facilitating various avenues to develop students' transferable skills.
Reasons to choose Kingston University
- Design studios led by prominent architectural practitioners.
- Kingston's curriculum was commended by RIBA in 2017. You will be taught by a wide range of distinguished practitioners and academics. Design is taught in unit system with all design units taught by notable architecture practitioners.
- Our students and staff have won prestigious industry awards, including regular successes in the RIBA Regional Awards and President's Medals.