University of Greenwich
Architecture (Part 2) MArch
University of Greenwich

Course modalities offered

Key Course Facts


Salary of all UK Graduates of

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £28663 £30583 £35060
25-75 percentile range £26283 - £31518 £25509 - £35943 £28785 - £43518

Course Description

If you've already taken ARB/RIBA Part 1, this MArch Architecture course will prepare you for contemporary architectural practice - combining both academic and professional teaching. This architecture course is taught in our state-of-the-art Stockwell Street Building, designed by renowned architects Heneghan Peng. You'll develop advanced skills in building design and digital representation, as well as taking on an integrated design project and a thesis related to your own interests. Specific learning modules will include design realisation, theories of architecture, building design, and future representations. A part-time study option is available. Completing this course successfully will exempt you from the Part 2 Examination in Professional Practice from both the Architects Registration Board (ARB) and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).

What you should know about this course

  • You can choose a Design Unit in which to undertake project work, each with a different specialism.
  • The course prepares you for the complexities of contemporary architectural practice through rigorous academic and professional teaching.
  • You'll produce the highest level of architectural design and combine the best of practice and academia in a design portfolio.
  • You can study part-time by attending for two days a week over three years.
  • This is a two-year full-time programme, or three-year part-time and the fees shown are per year.

All assessments are based on your course work and project work. Some modules have interim crits, which provide feedback to help you monitor progress.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 6.5
    • Graduate Degrees
    • 6.0
    • Undergraduate Degrees

The University of Greenwich accepts a broad range of international qualifications for admission to our courses.
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Architecture (Part 2), MArch, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.

An undergraduate (honours) degree at 2:2, or above in Architecture.

You will also require:

PLUS ARB/RIBA Part 1 examination or equivalent

We will consider applications where you haven't completed an ARB/RIBA Part 1; but have undertaken a non-UK or non-validated architecture degree. In all such circumstances before qualifying as an architect in the UK, you must have obtained Part 1, 2 and 3. If you have not completed Part 1 you should contact ARB directly for guidance regarding eligibility for their Prescribed Part 1 Examination

PLUS a good portfolio including academic and professional practice work

If applying for part-time study a supportive reference from your employer is also required

Suitable applicants will be required to submit a portfolio and attend an interview

Applicants are encouraged to obtain professional work experience taken after completing your undergraduate degree in architecture.


Tuition Fees Architecture (Part 2) MArch

England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
EU £17000 year 1
International £17000 year 1

Average student cost of living in London

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

University Rankings

Positions of University of Greenwich in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of University of Greenwich in related subject specific rankings.

Architecture, Building & Planning

    • #31 
    • #38 
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 14 May, 2024]
    • #44 
    • #54 
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]

See all 25 university rankings of University of Greenwich

About University of Greenwich

The University of Greenwich operates on government funding, and is based in London and Kent, England. The university’s main campus, the Old Royal Naval College, as well as its Avery Hill campus are located in the Royal Borough of Greenwich, in Greater London. Its satellite campus in Medway, Kent is part of a collaboration with the University of Kent.

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