The Bartlett School of Architecture


MArch Architecture (ARB/RIBA Part 2)

This two-year full-time Masters course has an international reputation, encouraging a rigorous professional approach to architecture within a highly creative context.

About the course

Operating through a design unit system, the course stresses innovation and a broad intellectual framework.

On the course you will:

  • follow one of the leading Part 2 courses in the UK
  • be encouraged to take a rigorous, professional approach to architecture, working in a highly speculative and creative context
  • study within a design unit system that puts an emphasis on innovation
  • gain a range of design, technological and related skills, and the chance to develop your own approach to the study of architecture

Programme Director

Julia Backhaus
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Advanced Architectural Studies (History and Theory)

Tania Sengupta
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Design Realisation (Technology and Professional Studies)

James O'Leary
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Dirk Krolikowski
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Dr Edward Denison
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Dr Robin Wilson
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Oliver Wilton
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For unit tutors, visit our units page.

Who should apply?

RIBA/ARB Part 1 is not a prerequisite of the MArch Architecture programme, and we make some offers to candidates – usually from overseas – without RIBA/ARB Part 1 exemption from a previous degree. 

Careers and employability

Graduates from The Bartlett’s MArch Architecture programme in demand at top architecture practices across the world.

See examples of their professional work in The Bartlett Book on issuu.

More information

About the Bartlett School of Architecture
  • one of the most influential, exciting and innovative architecture schools in the world
  • located within the UK’s largest multidisciplinary faculty of the built environment, in one of the world’s top universities
  • the UK’s highest-rated department for architectural research (REF 2008, 2014), and ranked the best British school of architecture by AJ100 for 13 consecutive years
  • based in a new building at 22 Gordon Street in central London, close to world-leading architectural, engineering and creative practices, many of them partners. From 2017/18 we will also have new high-volume facilities for experimentation, making, and performance at Here East in Hackney Wick, East London
  • host to students from over 40 nations, many of them among the most sought-after in the world for their drive, creativity, and skills
  • the school where students have won a total of 6 Bronze, 3 Dissertation, and 10 Silver RIBA Presidents medals