Architecture MA

  • Programme duration: Full-time: 12 months  
  • Programme start: January 2021 and Autumn 2021
  • Entry requirements: You will normally need to have a 2:1 Bachelors degree (with Honours) or better in an appropriate field of study.
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Overview

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 architectural theory, virtual reality and environments, climatic design, environmental assessment, parametric modelling, 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, and 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 studies in Architecture, but will not provide British Architectural accreditation status. This programme does not carry RIBA/ARB accreditation.

The kick-off for the MA in Architecture, the MSc BIM and the MSc CRESTA at the Liverpool School of Architecture has been postponed till 4th January 2021. The programmes will be completed in January 2022 and will require the students’ physical presence. The application period has been extended to November 2020. For further questions please contact Asterios Agkathidis.



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.

Record number of RIBA Gold Medal winners

Our school has had six RIBA Gold Medal Winners – the highest number in the world.