Architecture (ARB/RIBA Part 2)


In Belfast City

£ 4,000 + VAT


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  • Location

    Belfast city (Northern Ireland)

  • Duration

    2 Years

  • Start date

    Different dates available

Architecture today presents a highly diverse range of graduate career opportunities to operate within. Our degree is designed to respond to this condition. This a four-semester, two-year, full-time Masters programme for students with a first degree in architecture who wish to progress their studies to final qualification as a practising architect. The degree is accredited as meeting the requirements for ARB Prescriptions for Qualification Criteria at Part II and the EU Professional Qualifications Directive 2005 (Directive 2005/36/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the recognition of professional qualifications, article 46 1a-k). View our Architecture at Queen’s End of Year Review 2016 View our Architecture at Queen’s End of Year Review 2015 View our Architecture Blog - highlights in the life of Architecture at Queen’s Visit the School of Natural and Built Environment View our MArch Course Handbook (2016/17)   ...



Start date

Belfast City (County Antrim)
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University Road, BT7 1NN

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About this course

Applicants whose primary degree was awarded in the UK   Normally a 2.1 Honours degree in Architecture from an approved RIBA/ARB Part 1 course in a recognised institution. Applicants with a degree in Architecture below 2.1 Honours standard will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Normally an assessment of 60% or above in the final year major design project of their approved RIBA/ARB Part 1 course. A demonstration of a critical awareness of the applicant's position relative to the profession and discipline of...

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  • Built Environment

Course programme

Course Details

The focus of the MArch is to investigate and develop the relationships between critical practice, design and research through the making of unique and challenging architectural propositions.

The studio is divided up into thematic groups which collectively encompass a broad range of approaches to architectural design. The groups reflect the expertise and preoccupations of the tutors and consultants involved. Accordingly, the briefs developed and the work produced become a collaborative investigation between practitioners, students and academics into some of the spatial issues affecting the production of the built environment, both on this island and elsewhere.

Students are offered a choice of group at the beginning of MArch I and then again at the beginning of MArch II, their thesis year. It is imagined that they will choose a different group each year to make the most of the breadth and the depth offered by the studio system. Choices are also offered for humanities and technologies dissertations.

The four semesters of the Masters programme are thought of as a single entity, within which diverse challenges allow the student to identify core strengths and to develop these through open discussion with a strong emphasis on self-directed study and ambitious agendas.

Year 1 Modules

M.Arch Studio 1 (30 CATS)
M.Arch Studio 2 (30 CATS)
Architectural Research: Humanities
Dissertation (30 CATS) (project work)
Architectural Research: Technology
Dissertation (30 CATS) (project work)

Year 2 Modules

M.Arch Studio 3 (30 CATS)
M.Arch Studio 4 (30 CATS)
Thesis Research (30 CATS)
Professional Skills (30 CATS)

Assessment & Feedback

Project design work, critical design reviews, representation, research, essays, 6,000-10,000 word dissertation, reports.

Learning and Teaching

Morning / Afternoon / Evening

The programme contains a compulsory trip in MArch I

Additional information

Completion of the MArch constitutes Part II of the RIBA/ARB criteria leading to eligibility to sit Part III, the Professional Examination and registration as an architect in the UK. Queen's postgraduates reap exceptional benefits. Unique initiatives, such as Degree Plus and Researcher Plus bolster our commitment to employability, while innovative leadership and executive programmes alongside positive integration with business experts helps our students gain key leadership positions both nationally and internationally. While the MArch...

Architecture (ARB/RIBA Part 2)

£ 4,000 + VAT