How to Apply

Please apply online using the provided links.

Start Dates

September 2022

Typical Entry Requirements

Typically, all candidates should have one of the following:

  • Completion and award of UK RIBA validated Part 1 qualification and Enrolment on a UK RIBA validated Part 2.
  • Hold international qualifications equivalent to the Part 1 and Part 2 and completed the Architects Registration Board (ARB) Prescribed Examination at Part 1 and Part 2; (With other relevant overseas qualifications, the candidate should undertake the ARB prescribed exams before registration with ARB).
  • Registered on Architect Apprenticeship Level 7 at Manchester School of Architecture.

In addition, all candidates are required to:

  • Be on track to complete their 24 months practice experience in accordance with ARB/ RIBA regulations.
  • Submit a valid International English Language Testing System (IELTS) certificate of 6.5 or above in each of the band scores, or an equivalent accepted English qualification if English is not the applicant’s first language.

Although the ARB does not require that candidates take Parts 1, 2 and 3 sequentially, it is recommended as this puts candidates in a stronger position to apply for registration as an Architect.

The Programme leader will review the suitability of the application, generally without an interview requirement, though informal conversations will be welcomed pre-application.  

Tuition Fees (2022 Entry)

UK and Channel Island Students

Fees for this course have yet to be confirmed and will be updated shortly.

EU and Non-EU International Students

Fees for this course have yet to be confirmed and will be updated shortly.

Additional Information

A masters qualification typically comprises 180 credits, a PGDip 120 credits, a PGCert 60 credits, and an MFA 300 credits. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of study provided the course is completed in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).

Additional Costs

Specialist Costs

Optional £1100*

It is advised that students own a laptop for collating and developing written and visual research, for producing written submissions and presentations, and to facilitate flexible independent working.

Indicative cost of Laptop PC: £800
Indicative cost of MacBookPro: £1500

Specialist software and IT equipment that can support study is available on campus and solutions to providing students with access to these off-campus are currently being explored. Indicative cost of software -£300

Other Costs


Students may wish to purchase printed materials/publications to assist with learning but all essential printed material is available in the on campus library or via the CIS subscription accessible via our digital databases. Indicative print costs –up to £150.Indicative book binding costs –up to £50. Candidates should allow a budget of approx £250 for additional materials.

* All amounts shown are estimates.