School of Architecture, Planning & Landscape


Postgraduate Architecture Degrees

These courses will be of interest if you wish to qualify as a practising architect or if you are looking for a course to develop your knowledge, understanding and skills in a specialist area of architecture and the built environment.

For full details of each course, including how to apply, please follow the links in the descriptions below.

Architecture Master of (MArch)

Our Master of Architecture (MArch) Part 2 is accredited by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and centred on studio work that is intended to stretch the boundaries of your design imagination. It is a modular course based on design project work, supported by lectures and seminars that examine the theoretical, practical and material dimensions of architecture.

The Master of Architecture is designed to help you define the kind of architect you want to be and tailor your portfolio towards the practices in which you want to work or areas in which you want to demonstrate your expertise.

Architectural Practice and Management (Diploma)

Our Architectural Practice and Management PGDip Part 3 is RIBA accredited and prepares you for employment as an architect, to take full responsibility as a practising professional, and to understand your role and obligations in the construction industry and society.  It is designed for graduates who are employed in an architect's office.

Architecture, Planning and Landscape (MA)

The Architecture, Planning and Landscape (MA) allows you to develop a broader critical understanding of the urban built environment. It is highly flexible, allowing you to choose from a wide variety of modules to suit your skills and interests.

This course combines taught and research elements, and offers a particularly wide range of choices for specialisation, drawing on the wide variety of postgraduate modules available within the School.

Architecture, Planning and Landscape - Design (MA)

The Architecture Planning and Landscape (Design) MA focusses on the interface between planning, landscape and architectural design in the creation of sustainable and successful places. This flexible and diverse course deals with these complex aspects in a creative and innovative way, with much of what you learn applicable worldwide.

Sustainable Buildings and Environments (MSc)

Our Sustainable Buildings and Environments MSc enables you to gain proficiency in designing sustainable buildings and built environments.  You will be set the challenge of designing to reduce the carbon footprint, without compromising the socio-cultural and economic significance of your architectural designs.

Urban Energy Technology and Policy (MSc) and (MRes)

Our Urban Energy Technology and Policy MSc provides a wide, cross-scale and integral understanding of energy in cities.  It offers specialist pathways in planning, architecture and engineering and a focus on the UK policy environment within the context of international energy challenges. The course builds on the latest professional practice, making it ideal for a career in urban energy infrastructure.

The course is also available as Urban Energy Technology and Policy MRes.  For the MRes you will carry out research-related project work in the multidisciplinary urban energy field. Your project will build on the latest professional practice and research. You'll work alongside academic tutors and prospective employers from the private and public sectors.

For International Students

For our postgraduate degrees there are two programmes which support direct entry for international students:

The Architecture Graduate Diploma will introduce you to complex architectural settings. The design projects worked on suit a variety of backgrounds, enable you to develop your specialist interest and also offers a variety of progression routes. This course is particularly beneficial if you want to upgrade your undergraduate degree, increase your subject knowledge and improve your English Language skills.

The Architecture with Pre-sessional English Graduate Diploma focuses on improving your language and academic skills for direct entry onto the Master's degree at Newcastle University. It includes a pre-sessional English Language module which helps you prepare to study in the UK.  Successful completion will enable you to progress to postgraduate degrees in architecture, planning and landscape at Newcastle.  On passing this course you will receive an International Graduate Diploma in Higher Education (FHEQ level 6).