Architecture RIBA 2


Why study this course?

The Master of Architecture RIBA 2 course is design-driven and will enable you to focus your skills and develop excellence in your work. The main areas of study are in design, technology, practice, history and theory. Each area is taught by a wide range of tutors, with a strong emphasis on self-directed study and ambitious agendas.

More about this course

The MArch Architecture RIBA 2 course as a whole encourages fresh thinking, experimentation and risk. You will be encouraged to understand and engage with the society you are part of and to engage with social, political and economic infrastructures that predetermine built form.

We’re committed to expanding creative possibilities through ambitious engagement with the world around us. You’re encouraged to explore particular lines of interest and develop ideas in depth.

Accreditation of Prior Learning

Any university-level qualifications or relevant experience you gain prior to starting university could count towards your course.

Modular structure

The modules listed below are for the academic year 2022/23 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time.

Year 1 modules include:

Advocacy: Practice Beyond Aesthetics (core, 20 credits)

Applied Technology in Architecture (core, 40 credits)

Design Level 4 Process and Proposal (core, 20 credits)

Design Level 4 Subject and Context (core, 20 credits)

Cinema and the City (option, 20 credits)

Concepts of Space (option, 20 credits)

Economics of Place (option, 20 credits)

Forgetting of Air (option, 20 credits)

Poetry and Architecture (option, 20 credits)

The Problem of Irony (option, 20 credits)

The Question of Technology? (option, 20 credits)

The Soundscape of Modernity (option, 20 credits)

Writing About Architecture (option, 20 credits)

Year 2 modules include:

Design Thesis Project: Resolution (core, 40 credits)

Design Thesis Project: Specialisation and Proposition (core, 40 credits)

Integrated Design Study (core, 20 credits)

Advanced Digital Design Techniques (option, 20 credits)

Changing Places (option, 20 credits)

Critical Transformations (option, 20 credits)

Digital Design Techniques (option, 20 credits)

Histories (option, 20 credits)

Interpretation? (option, 20 credits)

Planning and Urban Theory (option, 20 credits)

Planning and Urban Theory (option, 20 credits)

Theories (option, 20 credits)

Where this course can take you

After securing a MArch Architecture (RIBA 2) degree, many students decide to study the Examination in Professional Practice (RIBA 3), following a period of practical experience. RIBA 2 also enables you to progress to a specialised master’s course.