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Architecture (ARB/RIBA Part 2)


The MArch Architecture (ARB/RIBA Pt2) is a two year full-time Masters course which, in addition, leads to exemption from ARB/RIBA Part Two.

The course has an international reputation and is generally regarded as one of the leading Part 2 courses in the country.

The course encourages both a rigorous professional approach to architecture within a highly speculative and creative context.

There is an emphasis on work being conducted at a graduate level, with the expectation that students will, through reading and research, define a particular area of study. The course operates through a design unit system that stresses innovation and continually highlights the value of propositions, their social impact and professional requirements. Design is thus always conducted within a broad and rigorous intellectual framework provided by the unit tutors, the culture of the school and the external expectations placed upon it. We expect a high level of skill in design, resourceful research and substantiated argument as well as the thoughtful application of technological and environmental criteria.

Each design unit provides a range of design, technological and related skills, as well as a clear and particular intellectual position within which to conduct those skills. Each of the units thus provides a strong identity within which the student is encouraged to develop her/his own particular approach to the study of architecture.


The MArch Architecture programme offers a large number of research-focused design units, all of which allow students to pursue a rigorous professional approach to architecture within a highly speculative and creative context.

Unit 10 2016 MArch Architecture Unit 10
CJ Lim, Bernd Felsinger - The Unit’s objective is to assess the potential urban transformation opportunities from the resilience movement ...
U11 2016 MArch Architecture Unit 11
Laura Allen, Mark Smout
Unit 11 continues to seek new forms of habitation, which draw on the contemporary condition borrowing and adapting technologies, materials, typologies ...
U12 2016 MArch Architecture Unit 12
Jonathan Hill, Elizabeth Dow, Matthew Butcher - In Unit 12, we recognise the history within the discipline of architecture—an internal dialogue of evolving ideas, principles, forms, spaces and tectonics ...
U15 2016 MArch Architecture Unit 15
Kristina Schinegger, Stefan Rutzinger, Aleksandrina Rizova - Unit 15 explores innovative fabrication techniques, dynamic digital prototypes and material intelligence ...
U16 2016 MArch Architecture Unit 16
Josep Mias, Johan Berglund, Dirk Krolikowski: Unit 16 looks for projects that challenge the boundary line between natural and man-made, between organic and synthetic, and between architecture and ...
U17 2016 MArch Architecture Unit 17
Niall McLaughlin, Michiko Sumi, Yeoryia Manolopoulou - This year we will operating as a material science laboratory, using investigations of material to create new spatial typologies ...
U18 2016 MArch Architecture Unit 18
Ricardo de Ostos, Isaie Bloch, Nannette Jackowski: Unit 18 continues its interest in political materiality translating experiences and explorations of social tensions into architectural form and ...
U19 2016 MArch Architecture Unit 19
Mollie Claypool, Manuel Jimenez Garcia, Gilles Retsin - Unit 19 is interested in architectural design and fabrication processes that have agency, that can rapidly deploy, assemble, respond and react ...
U20 2016 MArch Architecture Unit 20
Marcos Cruz, Marjan Colletti - The Unit focuses on the implications of people’s mobility, travel and communication and delineate future trajectories of ...
U21 2016 MArch Architecture Unit 21
Abigail Ashton, Andrew Porter, Tom Holberton - Unit 21 considers how metaphysical data systems can be a creative opportunity for interpretation and inventiveness that might create, and participate in, the cultural ...
U22 2016 MArch Architecture Unit 22
Izaskun Chinchilla, Carlos Jimenez - Unit 22 explores how a fully developed female mindset can create new business, cultural, social and environmental opportunities ...
U23 2016 MArch Architecture Unit 23
Nat Chard, Colin Herperger - U23 has a strong history of exploring ideas and developing creative practice through both the made and the drawn ...
U24 2016 MArch Architecture Unit 24
Penelope Haralambidou, Simon Kennedy, Michael Tite:
Unit 24 employs film, video, animation, drawing and virtual/physical modelling techniques in pursuit of architectural propositions that harness ...


MArch Architecture (ARB/RIBA Part 2)

Chair, MArch Architecture (ARB/RIBA Part 2)

Professor Christine Hawley
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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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Year 4 & 5 Design Unit Tutors

Unit 10

CJ Lim
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Bernd Felsinger
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Unit 11

Laura Allen
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Mark Smout
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Unit 12

Jonathan Hill
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Elizabeth Dow
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Matthew Butcher
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Unit 16

Johan Berglund
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Josep Mias
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Dirk Krolikowski
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Unit 17

Niall McLaughlin
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Yeoryia G Manolopoulou
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Michiko Sumi
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Unit 18

Ricardo de Ostos
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Nannette Jackowski
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Unit 19

Mollie Claypool
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Manuel Jimenez Garcia
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Gilles Retsin
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Unit 20

Marcos Cruz
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Marjan Colletti
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Unit 21

Abi Ashton
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Tom Holberton
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Andrew Porter
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Unit 22

Izaskun Chinchilla Moreno
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Carlos Jimenez Cenamor
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Unit 23

Nat Chard
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Colin Herperger
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Application procedures, fees, funding and scholarships

Please visit UCL's Application and next steps page for information on how to apply.

Programme-specific information follows below.

When to apply

The official deadline for applications is Friday 25th March 2016, but it is strongly recommended that applicants apply earlier than this date.

Entry requirements

A first degree or equivalent qualification in Architecture from an institution approved by UCL, and a high level of design achievement are required. Bartlett and non-Bartlett graduates apply on equal terms for entry into the MArch Architecture programme and are admitted according to merit and the availability of places: there is no automatic right of entry. North American applicants for the MArch Architecture programme should note that the standard of entry roughly equates to that for courses leading to an MArch after one year. German applicants should note that the Vordiplom is not a sufficient qualification for entry to the MArch Architecture.

Students who are applying from outside the UK are required to submit an A4 portfolio of their work, however all students are advised to submit A4 examples of the design work to help facilitate the selection process.


Graduates of the MArch Architecture programme are sought-after by many of the world's leading architecture practices.

Examples of professional work produced by graduates of the Bartlett School of Architecture can be seen in the Bartlett Works book.