Architecture (ARB/RIBA PART 2) MArch

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  • MArch Architecture (ARB/RIBA PART 2), home applicant, full time

    • Home Applicant
    • Full time, 2 years
    • Pound 9250 Per year
  • MArch Architecture (ARB/RIBA PART 2), international applicant, full time

    • International Applicant
    • Full time, 2 years
    • Pound 14580 Per year


Course modules

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Architectural Design Research & Mental Wealth 1

Architectural Design 1

Technical Environmental and Professional Studies 1

Theory and Cultural Studies 1

Architectural Design Research & Mental Wealth 2

Architectural Design 2

Technical Environmental and Professional Studies 2

Theory and Cultural Studies 2

NOTE: Modules are subject to change. For those studying part time courses the modules may vary.

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Your future career

Your future career

With our MArch behind you, you will be fully prepared to become a qualified architect. Our course is fully accredited and grants you a Part 2 exemption from the ARB/RIBA professional examinations.

You will graduate from a course that enjoys an international reputation for producing award-winning designers capable of producing complex architectural proposals with skill and sensitivity. The skills you will acquire - superior analysis, creative thinking, technological expertise and draughtsmanship - will serve you well in a variety of work environments.

You will also benefit from our superb connections. We have well-established links with a variety of architectural practices and local organisations and these have enabled our students to secure some enviable jobs.

It's up to you how you make an impact. Some of our graduates go on to work in the public sector and culturally engaged practices. Others choose to join internationally awarded design practices or large global offices. Want to be your own boss? You could even set up your own architectural design practice. After this course, you'll have the toolkit you need to set yourself up for success.

Within the School, we have a dedicated careers advice service along with an active alumni network who are happy to provide contacts with prospective employers.

Whatever your ambition, we will ensure your learning is placed in a strong, professional context, with your future career always in mind.

Explore the different career options you can pursue with this degree and see the median salaries of the sector on our Career Coach portal.

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Studying the Part 2 architecture course at UEL pushed me to achieve things I didn't know I was capable of. The experience enabled me to get the kind of job that I wanted and continues to motivate me in practice."
Marcus Andren

UEL Part 2 Graduate at Carmody Groarke Architects

How we support your career ambitions

We offer dedicated careers support, further opportunities to thrive, such as volunteering and industry networking. our courses are created in collaboration with employers and industry to ensure they accurately reflect the real-life practices of your future career and provide you with the essential skills needed. You can focus on building interpersonal skills through group work and benefit from our investment in the latest cutting edge technologies and facilities.

Career Zone

Our dedicated and award-winning team provide you with careers and employability resources, including:

  • Online jobs board for internships, placements, graduate opportunities, flexible part-time work.
  • Mentoring programmes for insight with industry experts 
  • 1-2-1 career coaching services
  • Careers workshops and employer events 
  • Learning pathways to gain new skills and industry insight

Mental Wealth programme

Our Professional Fitness and Mental Wealth programme which issues you with a Careers Passport to track the skills you’ve mastered. Some of these are externally validated by corporations like Amazon and Microsoft.

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We are careers first

Our teaching methods and geographical location put us right up top

  • Enterprise and entrepreneurship support 
  • We are ranked 6th for graduate start-ups 
  • Networking and visits to leading organisations 
  • Support in starting a new business, freelancing and self-employment 
  • London on our doorstep

What you'll learn

You will learn to ask radical questions, explore social responsibility and decide how you're going to make an impact as an architect. At the University of East London, we're exploring critical topics like tackling climate change, building sustainably and creating community spaces through well-crafted architecture.

If you're ready to take the next step towards becoming an architect, this course is for you. Not only do we tick all the boxes for RIBA accreditation, we'll help you get the experience you need to stand out.

The MArch Architecture course is designed to prepare you to respond creatively to the uncertainties you will experience in your professional life as an architect. Sometimes students are unclear about the relevance of what they are doing to become an architect. The programme does not attempt to replicate practice but does prepare you for practice.

It also enables you to continue to develop fruitfully after you leave the school. Just as in professional practice, the school is a learning community in which students and teachers learn together. You work in small groups that stay together for a term or a year. Because the groups are small you get individual attention from the tutors and you learn from other students who are dealing with similar problems.

We'll equip you with a range of practical and professional skills, including advanced CAD software and digital fabrication tools, architectural design methods, architectural history and theory as well as multiple technical and environmental workshops and seminars. You'll put all of these into practice through your integrated design project. This is in order to tackle real-life scenarios that affect the whole, not just the part. We will stimulate you to look at architecture as the opportunist, not the problem-solver.

How you'll learn

Our studio, where the majority of teaching takes place, is a unique and intense environment where you will work with an extensive array of equipment.

We have wood, plaster, metal, photography and print-making workshops and a full digital fabrication lab with 3D printers, laser cutters and CNC and an industrial-grade robot arm. Most of your design project work will evolve in these studios and workshops. The University of East London is one of the few universities to have this level of workshop incorporated inside your teaching spaces.

You will be taught one-on-one, or in small classes, with a collaborative ethos. The course leader is Isaie Bloch. Our teaching is accessible and responsive and regularly scores highly in student satisfaction surveys.

We have extensive connections with a range of practices and official bodies. Our teaching staff is regularly joined by architects from reputed organisations and practices, including Zaha Hadid Architects, Studio Bark, C+S architects, Tony Fretton Architects, Assemble, KPF, and ARB.

Assemble, a collective that includes four of our own lecturers, was nominated for the prestigious Turner Prize 2015 for its imaginative regeneration work in Liverpool. Roland Karthaus, founding Director of Matter Architecture and lecturer at UEL won a RIBA President's award for research in 2017 with a project for the Ministry of Justice.

How you will be assessed

We assess you through coursework, design work and essays. Your final assessment is at the end of the academic year via your academic portfolio. There are no closed book examinations.

Campus and facilities

Docklands Campus, London, E16 2RD