The MA in Architecture is designed for graduates and architects in practice wishing to further specialise in architectural design, develop their design and technical skills or follow a design research / research path to a PhD. You’ll study a range of academic, research-based topics in specific areas that reflect your experience and interests.
You can personalise your studies for the MA in Architecture (MA/Arch) with a number of specialisms. These include history and theory of architecture, architecture and the visual arts, digital techniques in architecture and design, parametric and sustainable design. You will meet professionals from world famous offices such as Hetherwick’s Studio, Foster + Partners and Zaha Hadid Architects, who are regular guests in our design reviews. You will participate in exciting field trips, visit world leading exhibitions and practices.
This 12-month full-time programme comprises four core modules (total 60 credits), up to four optional modules (total 60 credits) and a research-based dissertation/thesis (total 60 credits) which you’ll complete over the summer. You may find more information about student projects, events and activities in the MA’s website here.
Please note, this programme is designed for those wishing to undertake postgraduate study in Architecture, but who do not require British Architectural accreditation status. This programme does not carry RIBA/ARB accreditation. Please see information on the BA and MArch degrees for our RIBA/ARB accredited programmes.
Why School of Architecture?
Highly rated research
Liverpool was the UK’s first Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) accredited University School of Architecture. Research lies at the core of our activities and we have highly rated international research in the fields of History and Theory and Environment and Process.
The activities of the research groups within these two fields provide the knowledge and expertise required by the professional discipline that the School serves, but also reach out into related areas in the visual arts, urban design, conservation and innovative technologies.