Applying for the MArch (Master of Architecture – RIBA Part II)

Applications for the MArch (Master of Architecture) should be made online via our online application system. Please ensure that you read the following guidance before you submit your application.

Using the online application form

You will need to create an account when using the online application form for the first time. Once registered on the online application system, you will receive a PIN and password so that you can return to your application before submitting it. If you have already created an account and started an application, you can simply enter your PIN and your password into the form to continue your application.

Applying for the MArch

In the ‘Academic Information 1’ section of the form, please ensure that you choose ‘MArch (Master of Architecture) – Full-time’ in the ‘application type’ field, and ‘Architecture – Master of Architecture (MArch)’ in the ‘Programme of Study’ field. 

Supporting documentation

In addition to the information required on the application form, you will need to attach copies of the following documents to your application (whether online or offline):

  • School or college transcripts/certificates 
  • University transcripts
  • Degree certificates
  • English language certificates (EU/International applicants only)
  • Personal statement
  • Official, authenticated translations of these documents if they are not in English.

If you do not submit the required supporting documents, the Admissions Team will be unable to make a decision on your application.


As part of the admissions criteria we require two references. These should be academic references if you have been in full-time education at any point within the last three years.

Our online application form gives you the option to upload 2 references, if you have these at the point of application. If you do not then the application form can be completed and submitted. We will ask then ask for references as part of the Admissions process and these can be sent via email either by yourself, your agent (if you are being represented) or the reference provider. These should ideally be signed and with appropriate letter heading.

Please use the following email addresses to submit your references:

If you have a pre-application query, please contact our Enquiries Team on

Original or certified academic transcripts

International students who register at the University are required to provide original academic documents (academic transcript, degree certificate and evidence of English) which verify their successfully completed qualifications.

We are directed by the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) to request this evidence. Your original academic documents should be presented when you register at the University and further information about this will be provided before you arrive in Liverpool.

If you have a pre-application query, please contact our Enquiries Team on


For practical reasons relating to the issuing of visas and to ensure applicants have adequate time to arrive for the start of Welcome Week, we ask international students to apply no later than 31st July of the year in which you intend to start your studies (i.e. 31st July 2021 to begin your studies in September 2021).

If you do not require a visa in order to study in the UK you may continue to make applications until 31st August of the year in which you intend to start your studies.

Application queries

If you have a pre-application query, please refer to our virtual advisor, Ask Liverpool, where you can find answers to our most commonly asked questions, use the live chat facility, or find contact details for our Enquiries Team. Ask Liverpool is available at

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