Faculty of Art and Design
Faculty of Art and Design
Manchester M15 6BR
N 53° 28' 12.72'', E 53° 28' 12.72''
Head of School
The Manchester School of Architecture was formed in 1996, as an innovative collaboration between Manchester Metropolitan University and the University of Manchester.
The msa draws on extensive teaching and research expertise within both institutions. Our students are in a unique position, able to make use of the facilities of both Universities.
MSA is structured in three parts that integrate professional and academic career development in architecture:
leads to a BA and ARB/RIBA Part 1Professional Studies
leads to BArch and ARB/RIBA Part 2Graduate School of Architectural & Urban Studies
A decade after its formation, MSA is set to grow into a leading international centre for research and teaching in architecture and urban studies.
•The School of Architecture is consistently ranked amongst the best in the UK and characteristically students rate their experience very highly particularly in respect of resource provision, quality of teaching and personal development.
•Strong links with architectural practice in the Northwest and architectural practitioners are involved with teaching.
•The course is jointly run by MMU and the University of Manchester. You will benefit from the considerable resources and expertise in teaching and research available in both institutions and receive an award from both institutions.
Manchester – Venice of the North
The vibrant city of Manchester has an important place in the history of urban development and industrialisation, and continues to be a fascinating site for the investigation of complex architectural and urban design issues: a tremendous local socio-economic and historic context for the study of architecture.
Arhitecture is located on the All-Saints campus, near the city centre.
Check UCAS website www.ucas.co.uk
UCAS deadline 15 January preceeding entry
The Course is prescribed by the Architects Registration Board (ARB) and is validated as Part I by The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).
Bachelor programme, BArch RIBA Part 2 Exemption, 2 years, Bachelor,
The BArch is currently undergoing revalidation as part our normal reapproval cycle. It is planned that the BArch Architecture (Part 2) will be renamedMArch Architecture (Part 2) as part of this process. It will operate under the same funding and institutional conditions as the exisiting BArch Architecture (Part 2)
Taught Masters, MArch, 2 years full time, 4 years part time, Taught,
The Course is prescribed by the Architects Registration Board (ARB) and is validated as Part II by The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).
Taught Masters, MA Architecture and Urbanism, 2 years, Taught,
This course is jointly accredited by Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) and the University of Manchester (UoM) with cross-disciplinary connections between the Manchester School of Architecture, the School of Environment and Development (UoM) and Manchester Institute for Research and Innovation in Art and Design (MMU). This course can be approved as prior learning for the MSA RIBA Part 2 accredited BArch in certain circumstances.This is an internationally based course that actively disseminates students’ thesis work through conferences, exhibitions, competitions and publications.
Architecture education consists of five years of full time study divided between two degrees. These are the three year BA (Hons) in Architecture followed by the two year MArch degree, which carry exemption from the Architects Registration Board (ARB) and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Part 1 and Part 2 respectively. On graduation from the BA, you normally undertake a year of professional experience in an architectural office under the direction of the school. This first experience of practice prepares you for your architectural education in BArch.
In Year 1 you will develop your architectural creative process through a series of studio design projects and skills workshops.
During Year 2 you will further develop your design processes and critical thinking skills. Your skills will be tested through various projects using your own design solutions, and you will gain an increased awareness of architecture within both rural and urban contexts.
By Year 3 you will identify what contemporary architecture means to you. A variety of projects lead to one major project where your design initiative and intuition is needed to formulate and communicate your architectural designs.
Our PhD/MPhil programme is intrinsically inter-disciplinary and is open to students with an interest in any aspect of architectural research.
Our PhD/MPhil programme is intrinsically inter-disciplinary and is open to students with an interest in any aspect of architectural research including; sustainable urbanism, urban design and development, ecological and landscape design and the conservation and management of historic environments. We also encourage proposals for research by design.
The launch of the new MA in Architecture and Urbanism is part of a continued strengthening of the research capabilities of the school whereby internationally recognised researchers from MARC input directly into the graduate teaching.