Architecture

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Architecture today presents a highly diverse range of graduate career opportunities in which to operate... Our degree is designed to respond to this condition.

Study for your Masters in Architecture (MArch) from the School of Natural and Built Environment at Queen's University, Belfast - 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.

Build a Shared Future

The programme encompasses design, technology and practice, history and theory. Much of the degree is studio based with an emphasis on self-directed study and ambitious agendas. The focus of the MArch is to investigate and develop the relationships between critical practice, design and research in the making of architectural proposals.

A Wealth of Career Options

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.

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This course encourages lateral thinking, problem solving, creativity and engagement with issues in a self-critical process. But it is also broad in its engagement. It will address issues as diverse as our survival on the planet and local engagement with culture and craft - the making of anything from an entire city to a door handle.

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Masters in Architecture (MArch)

An exciting, creative Master’s degree with accreditation from the ARB and RIBA, for students with a first degree in architecture who wish to progress their studies to final qualification as a practising architect.

Your focus will be to investigate the relationships between critical practice, design and research in the making of architectural proposals. The work produced throughout this two year Master’s is a collaborative effort between you, our academics and practicing architects.

You’ll be engaging with real projects and real clients locally, and embarking on worldwide field trips – plus our Erasmus scheme gives you the chance to study at a European university. Our students have gone to places such as Munich, Barcelona, Istanbul and Croatia.

Why choose Queen's

Ranked in the Top 140 Universities in the world for Graduate Prospects

(QS Graduate Employability rankings 2020)

Competitive Fees

Queen’s offers lower tuition fees than many other similarly well-regarded UK universities. (Natwest Student Living Index 2017).

Safe and affordable

Belfast offers the lowest cost of living in the UK and is the safest region in the UK. (Mercer 2016, British Crime Surveys, 2015/16).

Your Path to Being an Architect

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.

Career Options

Our graduates have ended up designing skyscrapers in Hong Kong and the Middle East, emergency housing for refugees in Africa, film sets for Hollywood productions and computer games, as well as working as urban planners worldwide, teaching in universities or becoming artists and photographers.

Industry Focused

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.

Student Experience

The programme is an active participant in Erasmus with links to established schools of architecture in Europe. MArch I includes a compulsory, self-funded field-trip, usually to a mainland European city.