24 months full time
Please note that undergraduate fees apply for this programme.
Students who began their professional studies on an ARB/RIBA accredited Part I course in the UK prior to 2012 will remain eligible for tuition fees at the old, lower rate of £3,465.00, rather than at the new higher rate. To be eligible for the lower rate the gap between taking Part I and Part II must not exceed three years.
This applies to both Newcastle graduates and applicants from other UK institutions. Please contact the School if you have any questions about fees.
This is the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Part II professionally accredited programme, which aims to create graduates who are well prepared for a career in the architectural profession.
The MArch is a modular degree based on design project work, supported by lectures and seminars that examine the theoretical, practical and material dimensions of architecture.
Through our Erasmus and international exchange programmes there are also opportunities to study abroad.
The MArch also offers accelerated routes onto our:
Please note extra costs may be incurred for materials and travel as part of this programme.
Applicants must possess a good first degree in architecture, ideally recognised by the ARB as successful completion of RIBA Part I and they should (preferably) have successfully completed a year in professional training.
Preference will be given to applicants with first or upper second class honours, but consideration will also be given to students with a lower second class honours who provide a strong portfolio and evidence of personal development.
Applicants must submit a portfolio as part of the application process.
Please note whilst you can enter our MArch (Part II) programme without previously passing RIBA (Part I), if you wish to practice in the UK you will need to satisfy the requirements of the RIBA by passing the RIBA Part I and Part III exams.
Applicants whose first language is not English require IELTS 6.5, TOEFL 90 (Internet-based), or equivalent.
Our INTO Newcastle University Centre can provide extra tuition to help you meet the University's English language requirements.
The UK Border Agency (UKBA) has rules for international students regarding minimum English language requirements.
Students should consult their employers for sponsorship opportunities.More information on scholarships, studentships, bursaries and other funding is available from our database.
Specialised Application Procedure:
For an application form, details of how to apply and information about submitting a portfolio, please contact:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 222 6007
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This programme is within the subject area of Architecture, Planning and Landscape.