How to Apply

Please apply online using the provided link.

With your application please include a 250 word letter signed by your Professional Mentor (in practice). It should provide a brief synopsis of your professional experience to date and confirm that you are on track to complete your 24 months practice experience in accordance with ARB/ RIBA regulations. Also see the entry requirements outlined below.

Typical Entry Requirements

NOTE: Although the ARB (Architects Registration Board) does not require that candidates take Parts 1, 2 and 3 sequentially, it is recommended that candidates have been awarded a UK RIBA validated Part 1 qualification, and are enrolled on a UK RIBA validated Part 2 course.

Alternatively, candidates should have one of the following:

  • 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).
  • Registration on an 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 (awarded within at least 2 years prior to application) 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.
  • Include a 250-word letter signed by your Professional Mentor (in practice). It should provide a brief synopsis of your professional experience to date and confirm that you are on track to complete your 24 months practice experience in accordance with ARB/ RIBA regulations.

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 (2023 Entry)

UK and Channel Island Students

Part-time fee: £3,000 studied per year. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of your course providing you complete it in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).

EU and Non-EU International Students

Part-time fee: £5,667 studied per year. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of your course providing you complete it in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).

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

£250*

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.