City scape


This course offers a distinctive, exciting and dynamic research-led learning experience leading to exemption from the Architect's Registration Board (ARB) and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) part 2 examination.

The course is delivered as an inter-linked series of studio projects and related studies that lead you towards your final year design thesis. The projects run on a Vertical Studio structure across two semesters also known as the SuperStudio. The Vertical Studio approach is one in which all students are taught together across all year groups in distinctly themed studios. The resulting cross-cohort model replicates the dynamics, opportunities and challenges inherent in an architectural practice.

Careers or further progression

Graduates are working in many different practices, both nationally and internationally, on a range of exciting building and urban projects. The knowledge gained during this professional degree will not only support a wide range of employment opportunities in architecture practices, urban design bodies, architecture conservation organisations, and many governmental and private relevant institutions, but also facilitate the route to PhD level research.

The programme is prescribed by the ARB and accredited by the RIBA.

Further enquiries

Sharon Moore
T: +44 (0)28 9036 6018

Dr Martina Murphy
T: +44 (0)28 9536 7058

Enrolment and start dates

Year of entry: 2020/21

Postgraduate Information Session 5 March 2020
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