- 2 Years
- Greater Manchester
This course can be studied as an MA (2 years), PgDip (1 year) or a PgCert (six months). To earn a PgCert qualification you will complete 60 credits; to earn a PgDip you will complete 120 credits; the full MArch requires 240 credits.
The programme is based on a modular structure, delivered over two years. Each module provides learning and appropriate skill development consistent with its position in the overall structure. Intensive ‘diagonal’ workshops are embedded throughout the program to ensure integration across the modules and a holistic approach.
In year one, you will benefit from placement experience in architectural and design offices as part of the design-based modules (i.e. Performative Technologies – Material Matters, Advanced Digital Design Technologies, Urban Ecologies). Through these placements, you will be able to develop your professional skills and understanding of the realities of the field.
As year one draws to a close, you’ll experience the Summer School – our research-led initiative designed to put you amongst some of the world’s leading architecture students and practitioners. In 2018, our MArch students visited Boston and New York in conjunction with Northeastern University and the PRATT Institute.
In year two, you’ll experience a series of design workshops to further your theoretical knowledge and practical application of architectural principles. You’ll also focus your studies on the emerging and important field of urban ecologies. Year two culminates with a semester-long design research project (thesis) in which you will articulate an architectural position based on professional practice.