Architecture

Architecture

The Master of Architecture (MArch) course at Robert Gordon University is a linked award that allows you to progress from Year 1 to Master’s level continuously, and obtain a clear pathway to professional registration. Within the school we talk about this linked Master’s degree in terms of Part 1 and Part 2 as this is directly mapped against the RIBA professional pathway.


Part 1 – Years 1, 2 & 3

Architectural visual

Part 1 consists of the first three years of the Master of Architecture course. These years provide students with a foundation in terms of knowledge and skills in architecture. The three primary components that form the backbone of the course are:

  • Architectural design studio
  • Architectural history and philisophy
  • Technology – Construction, Structures and Environment

To find out more about the contents of the Part 1 and to see some of the students work, click the button below.


Part 2 – Years 5 & 6

Location plan

Part 2 is covered by the final two years of the course. These years offer students to develop personal interests within one of three thematically distinct units. The focus of the units, whilst not exclusive, is aimed at City, Place, and Context.

Units within the Part 2 are led by visiting professors who bring expertise in areas related to the research interests and experience of the school. Currently, the units are looking at different themes in the following locations:

  • Aberdeen
  • Orkney
  • The Hebrides

To find out more about the contents of the Part 2 and to see some of the students work, click the button below.