Kingston University London

Architecture (ARB/RIBA Part 2) MArch

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.

Entry Requirements

  • 2:2 or above honours degree

  • evidence of a range of experience in either architectural practice or an allied design/construction environment.

  • IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no element below 5.5

Career Prospects


Career opportunities after completing Architecture MArch

  • Landscape Architect.

  • Architectural Technologist.

  • Architectural Designer.

  • Preservation Architect.

  • Green Building & Retrofit Architect.

  • Commercial Architect.

  • Extreme Archit

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Course Details

During this two-year degree, you'll develop as an architectural designer and thinker and progress to engaging in architectural practice as an independent and reflective practitioner.

You'll be expected to build on the knowledge, understanding and skill acquired during your first degree and a recommended initial period of work-based learning.

The emphasis of this course is therefore to deepen and consolidate existing learning and skill from Years 1 to 3, rather than to introduce a wide range of new subject material.

Year 4

Reading: Architecture Holds Knowledge
Professional Practice: Architecture is a Built Negotiation
Studio: Architecture Frames Life
Making & Representing: Architecture Dreams of the Future

Final year

Reading: Architecture can be Read
Professional Practice: Architecture is a Profession
Studio: Architecture Is...
Making: Architecture is the Art of the Possible

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