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Master of Architecture (Part 2 ARB/RIBA

Arts University Bournemouth

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  • Qualification

    MArch - Master of Architecture

  • Location

    Arts University Bournemouth

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

The Masters of Architecture explores new approaches to architectural practice, through making, innovation and collaboration.

Master of Architecture

This two-year, studio-based course, is the second part of the three-part qualification in becoming an architect. This design-based professional qualification, accredited by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the Architects Registration Board (ARB).

You’ll work alongside fellow makers, collaborators, and enablers who have come from different schools around the world; you’ll have the opportunity to collaborate across the arts.

Course philosophy

This course takes its approach from the context of the ‘shared studio-based arts university’ where all courses are making. This philosophy is applied throughout the taught units by emphasising the role of drawing, models and texts in the making of architecture; the things we make – to think about the things we make.

As a student you’ll be asked to develop projects with strong narratives commenting on current social, cultural and environmental issues. In each unit you’re encouraged to give architectural expression to your own personal views and visions, whilst aiming to produce tangible propositions, mindful of how they might be realised.

Studios and resources

Studying on the Master of Architecture course you’ll work in our dedicated studios and have access to 3D workshops with manual and digital manufacturing equipment.

Our unique location means we’re near dramatic, rolling and beautiful landscapes (New Forest and Jurassic Coast) and within a vibrant and energetic seaside town. There’s also a proposed urban project by Zaha Hadid Architects which provides a great context and research for projects and interventions.

The campus itself is enhanced by our ‘very blue’ drawing studio with ‘exceptional light’ by Professor Sir Peter Cook RA, Honorary Fellow and visiting professor, and opened by the late Zaha Hadid.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 18,500per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Arts University Bournemouth

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  • Campus address

    Arts University Bournemouth, Wallisdown, Poole, Poole, BH12 5HH, England

Industry-standard facilities located on an award-winning modern campus – a microcosm of the creative industries.
Degrees with built-in practical and industry experience to enhance students' CV and portfolio.
AUB is a leading creative specialist university with a great international profile and a reputation for producing highly-employable graduates.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    35th out of 59 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 220
    123 62%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    82 82%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.28 86%



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