Master of Architecture (MArch)
Architects and the designers of our surroundings are the driving force behind the design and development of our built environment.
Whether they are designing new buildings, giving a new lease of life to existing ones, developing urban spaces, landscapes or contemporary interiors, architects have a profound influence on all our lives.
The Kent School of Architecture (KSA) offers a two-year full-time ‘professional’ Master of Architecture (MArch) which gives exemption from ARB/RIBA Part 2 on completion, but, for entry, requires exemption from ARB/RIBA Part 1. The School also offers a research degree programme (PhD) and taught Master’s programmes in Architecture and Cities, Architectural Visualisation and Architecture and Sustainable Environment. These programmes also benefit from expertise in urban studies, animation and art within other schools at Kent.
Kent’s MArch architecture programme is validated by RIBA, and the award is prescribed by the ARB as giving exemption from Part 2 of their professional examinations.
The MArch Programme is divided into two stages with a prominent focus on design. Design teaching is delivered through a unit system. Each unit has a unique theoretical position and comprises a mix of Stage 4 and 5 students who are allocated to a specific unit on the basis of Unit Leader presentations at the beginning of the academic year. Students then express their unit preferences in a ballot. You remain in your unit for the duration of the academic year, and then ballot to remain or move to another unit the following year. The initiative allows for Unit Leaders to develop areas of specialism within a wider architectural discourse, and for students to enjoy a degree of choice in their educational experience. Vertical peer-to-peer learning is engendered by a mix of students, while an element of healthy competition also characterises the initiative, both within and between units.
Facts & Figures
Financial Aid: Yes
International Financial Aid: Yes
In State Tuition (per year): 4950 GBP
Out State Tuition (per year): 12030 GBP