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Architecture MArch (ARB/RIBA Part 2)

Architecture MArch at The Bartlett has an international reputation for encouraging a rigorous professional approach to architecture within a highly creative context.

About the programme

One of the leading Part 2 architecture programmes in the UK, this course allows students to develop a position of deep understanding about what architecture is and what it could be. Students strengthen their core skills in design, technology, history and theory, and professional studies, working closely with world-class tutors, academics and practitioners. 

Unique to The Bartlett School of Architecture, half of the programme is delivered through design modules or groups, known as Design Units, which run throughout both years. Although distinct from one another, our units deliver a common set of principles with the support of a dedicated practice-based tutor.

Find out more about the current Architecture MArch units below

Architecture MArch students benefit not only from the unique teaching style and structure at The Bartlett, but also from unrivalled industry networking opportunities, including the largest architecture graduate showcase in the UK, The Bartlett Summer Show.

Programme highlights 

  • Work with world-class tutors, both academic experts and practising architects
  • Take speculative risks with your projects and test the boundaries of how architecture is defined
  • Learn, practise and research within a design unit, with the dedicated support and expertise of a practice-based tutor
  • Enjoy the school’s unrivalled reputation and networking opportunities and exhibit in the annual Bartlett Summer Show  
The Bartlett has given me a great immersive experience in pursuing my interests and using them to develop a personal architectural stance, as well as meeting amazing teachers and making lots of new friends.

Agostino Nickl, MArch Architecture student, 2017 

This programme at The Bartlett encouraged me to be explorative and define my own intellectual position in relation to my work. I intend to take these ideas forward in the future when I begin to practise architecture professionally.
“This programme at The Bartlett encouraged me to be explorative and define my own intellectual position in relation to my work. I intend to take these ideas forward in the future when I begin to practice architecture professionally. 

Nathan Fairbrother, MArch Architecture student, 2017 


Key Staff

Programme Co-Directors
Professor Marjan Colletti: m.colletti@ucl.ac.uk
Barbara Campbell-Lange: b.a.campbell-lange@ucl.ac.uk (acting)
Julia Backhaus: j.backhaus@ucl.ac.uk (on sabbatical)

Advanced Architectural Studies (History and Theory)
Dr Tania Sengupta (Tutor): t.sengupta@ucl.ac.uk
Dr Robin Wilson (Acting Coordinator): r.wilson@ucl.ac.uk

Design Realisation (Technology and Professional Studies)
Pedro Gil (Coordinator): pedro.gil@ucl.ac.uk

Thesis Tutors
Dr Edward Denison: e.denison@ucl.ac.uk
Dr Robin Wilson: r.wilson@ucl.ac.uk
Oliver Wilton: o.wilton@ucl.ac.uk


Accreditation

Architecture MArch is accredited by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the Architects Registration Board (ARB). Students who successfully complete it are exempted from Part 2 of the ARB/RIBA examinations. 


Modes and duration

This programme is taught full time over a period of two academic years. 


Entry Requirements 

Normally a minimum of a second-class Bachelor's degree in Architecture from a UK university or an overseas qualification in Architecture of an equivalent standard.

Corporate membership of the UK professional institutions Architects Registration Board (ARB) or the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) would also meet the requirement.

All Architecture candidates are asked to present a portfolio of design work. Candidates will be contacted regarding their design work once their application has been received.

Application deadline: 23 March 2018 for 2018 entry
We strongly advise early application, as our programmes are over subscribed and competition is high. 


Modules


Design Units

To get a detailed understanding of Architecture MArch at The Bartlett School of Architecture, read the 2017-18 briefs that our 15 Design Units are currently working to:

Unit 10

Unit 10

In Search of Architectural Narratives and Manifestos
Professor CJ Lim, Simon Dickens

Unit 11

Unit 11

National Reserve
Professor Laura Allen, Professor Mark Smout

Unit 12

Unit 12

A City in a Building / An Intimate Megastructure
Elizabeth Dow, Jonathan Hill

Unit 13

Unit 13

Hinterlands
Sabine Storp, Patrick Weber

Unit 14

Unit 14

Pioneering Sentiment
Dirk Krolikowski

Unit 17

Unit 17 - gargoyle

The ProtagonIst
Dr Yeoryia Manolopoulou, Professor Niall McLaughlin

Unit 18

Unit 18

Heterodox Natures
Isaie Bloch, Ricardo de Ostos

Unit 19

Unit 19

Disruptive Architectures
Mollie Claypool, Jeroen van Ameijde

Unit 20

Unit 20

Constructing the Avant-Garde
Professor Marcos Cruz, Professor Marjan Colletti, Javier Ruiz

Unit 21

Unit 21

Actions, Agents and Buildings
Abigail Ashton, Tom Holberton, Andrew Porter

Unit 22

Unit 22

Campaigning
Izaskun Chinchilla, Carlos Jimenez Cenamor

Unit 24

Unit 24

Sculpting in Time
Dr Penelope Haralambidou, Michael Tite

Unit 25

Unit 25

Activating Architecture
Professor Nat Chard, Emma-Kate Matthews

Unit 26

Unit 26

Strategies against Architecture
David di Duca, Simon Kennedy

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