Students who achieve a sufficiently high standard in the final design thesis of the Diploma course may be eligible to proceed to a programme leading to the award of a masters degree, MArch (by conversion), where there is an opportunity to develop an aspect of the thesis design in greater depth. Students progressing on to the MArch (by conversion) prepare an individual piece of work relating to their final design thesis supervised by the Professor of Architecture.
The MArch (by conversion) programme takes a further term of full-time study or by agreement with the Head of School, three terms part-time. During this time, students develop ideas arising from their previous year's work, which are of particular interest to them. They develop fluency in the discussion of contemporary issues, which encourages them to place their own work in the wider context of present day architecture and society.