Postgraduate MArch


This course leads to a qualification that meets the Architects Registration Board (ARB) and Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Part 2 exemption.


Course Overview

  • Institution code

  • Main location

    City Campus
  • Attendance

  • Duration

    2 Years
  • Start date

    16 Sep 2024

Study a creative, studio-focused course with a strong commitment to design research.

As part of this course you’ll:

  • Gain an internationally transposable, professional-level architectural education
  • Put the design studio centre stage in your studies
  • Be challenged to develop solutions to a series of architectural design problems
  • Take an individual approach to architecture as you explore your personal interests in relation to city, regional, national and global design perspectives

Professional regulation

This course leads to a qualification that meets the Architects Registration Board (ARB) and Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Part 2 exemption. This course is listed in the Commonwealth Association of Architects' approved courses.

Funding your studies
Your funding options for this course will vary depending on whether you're a UK student studying full or part-time, or a full-time international student. 
If you’re a full-time UK student taking this MArch as continual study after your undergraduate degree, you’ll be eligible to apply to extend the financial support you accessed to complete your first degree. If you’re a part-time UK student, you’ll be able to apply for the Postgraduate Master’s Loan. If you're an overseas student, international scholarships may be available to you.
Please visit the RIBA funding advice page for full details.

Professional registration requirements

This course offers high-quality, creative design education as a basis for qualification and practice as an architect. It fulfils Part 2 requirements for Architects Registration Board Prescription, Royal Institute of British Architects Validation, and the QAA Architecture Subject Benchmark for final award programmes.

Your learning environment

You’ll have access to studio space for individual and group projects. Facilities include:

  • Parallel motion boards
  • Flip-top drawing boards
  • 3D printers 
  • Laser cutters

Study a wide range of topics

You’ll explore topics including:

  • Historical and philosophical thought
  • Contemporary conditions of urban inhabitation
  • Challenges to a sustainable ecology
  • The ramifications of modern technology

See examples of work from previous students by visiting the Leeds School of Arts festival site or our 2019 Research Yearbook; Volume 1, Volume 2, Volume 3, Volume 4 and Volume 5.

Industry links

The school is closely linked to professional societies, such as Leeds Society of Architects, West Yorkshire Society of Architects and RIBA Yorkshire region.

Guest lectures

You’ll have access to the Leeds School of Arts INSIDE/OUT lecture series that brings together some of the most exciting names from the fields of art, architecture, design, fashion, film, music, performing arts and beyond. You can catch up on previous lectures by visiting the Leeds Arts Research Centre site. You'll also have the opportunity to attend events being held as part of the Leeds School of Architecture Open Lecture Series and Symposia.

Your academic community

You’ll join a vibrant environment for architectural debate. You’ll study with a diverse body of leading practitioners, academic educators and visiting professors who will provide a wide range of opportunities for discussion and engagement. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter

Why study MArch Architecture at Leeds Beckett University...

  1. Flexible learning
  2. Links to architectural practices 
  3. Learn from industry experienced academics
  4. The Project Office, our own onsite RIBA chartered architectural practice
  5. Study at Leeds School of Arts - one of the largest university arts communities in the north
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Building a better future for city’s community Senior lecturer, Craig Stott, explains how our university’s Project Office – a RIBA Chartered Architecture Practice based in our School of Architecture – is giving students the opportunity to support not-for-profit and charitable organisations in need of architectural input.