/

Choose study modeCourse Options

Select your preferred course from the options available below.

Full-time | Southwark Campus | 2 years | SEP-20
  • Full-time | Southwark Campus | 2 years | SEP-20
  • Part-time | Southwark Campus | 3 years | SEP-20

Key information

Data source: UCAS & IDP CONNECT

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • University Ranking

    87th

    6
  • Subject Ranking

    35th

    8 (Architecture)
  • Research Quality

    A measure of the quality of the research undertaken in the university.

    Read more

    2.59

    / 4.00
  • Research Intensity

    A measure of the proportion of staff involved in high-quality research in the university.

    Read more

    0.91

    / 1.00
  • Qualification

    Master of Architecture

  • Application deadline

    n/a

  • Start date

    SEP-20

Course Summary

Overview

Our programme encourages debate and enquiry about contemporary culture, the postmodern city, and relationships between urban and landscape conditions. You'll consider these through diverse responses to the architectural design projects, and critical research expressed in extended, structured writing. This course will see you build on analytical design skills and professional competences established at undergraduate level, with a focus on innovation in design, construction, and resource efficient technology. Working in vertical design studios, students will develop an understanding of, and methods relevant to contemporary professional practice, together with an ability to produce complex and diverse design proposals.

Assessment

Lecture based modules are generally assessed by written and/or drawn submissions.

Employability

The course is well connected to key practices in London; many LSBU graduates also choose to work abroad. You may also use your qualifications outside architecture to enter careers such as journalism, project management, writing, teaching, research, or software and gaming design. In addition to offering the university award of MArch: Master of Architecture (and RIBA part 2), the course is also a preparation for the second period of practical training. The first period of practical training is usually, but not exclusively, undertaken following completion of the first degree in architecture (RIBA part 1). To be eligible for admission to the RIBA part 3 Professional Practice Examination, you must have successfully undertaken a recognised RIBA part 1 and part 2 qualification – and have completed a minimum of 24 months eligible practical training. The Professional Practice and Design Economics module explains the need for a business-oriented and professional attitude to work, and emphasises the need for forward planning of projects. Graduates from the Postgraduate Diploma in Architecture are employed at Foster and Partners, Niall McLaughlin Architects, Stanton Williams, Wilkinson Eyre, and Zaha Hadid Architects among many other globally recognised practices.

Placements

Although architecture graduates make their own arrangements for placements, the school is very often able to direct students to practices who are actively seeking staff. We benefit from the RIBA mentoring scheme, making us very well connected to local and regional practices.

Accreditation

The course is unconditionally validated by RIBA and offers the professional award of RIBA part 2 on successful completion. The regular validation cycle ensures that your work is carefully sampled by peer reviewers to ensure course content and outputs retain close relevance to professional practice. The course and qualification is also prescribed by the Architects Registration Board.

Tuition Fees

This section explains how much you will need to pay in tuition fees to study this course at this university. Fees vary by country of residence so make sure you select which country of residence applies to you.

country flag Students from England

These are the tuition fees you pay if you are resident in England

More info:

Fee for 2019/20 entry is £9250 per year. There will be a slight increase in 2020/21 entry.

University information

University Ranking

87th

About this University

London South Bank University (LSBU) is a cosmopolitan university with a can do attitude, welcoming over 15,000 students from over 130 countries and a global alumni network of over 80,000. LSBU has served south London and beyond for over 125 years with a consistent commitment to providing high-quality education for all. Applied courses are designed with employers, accredited by relevant professional bodies and offer relevant placement opportunities, so that students leave as highly employable graduates.

Address

Southwark Campus

103 Borough Road

Kensington and Chelsea

SE1 0AA

UNITED KINGDOM