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.

Advanced Architectural Design (MSc)

The Advanced Architectural Design MSc provides the resources for you to gain further skills in design architecture. Our course enables you to choose a specialist pathway to suit your skills and interests.

  • Property Development
  • Architecture and Cities

We are no longer able to offer Property Development or the two year Architecture and Cities specialist pathways for September 2020. This is due to delivery constraints as a result of Covid-19, meaning we are unable to ensure the quality of student experience we would usually provide.

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.


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).