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Welcome to Architecture at the University of Dundee

Our students come from all over the world to join us at the University of Dundee on our MArch degree course, which encourages each and every student to develop an individual position - an identity - within the complex and evolving profession of architecture.

Want to be an Architect and Urban Planner?

Our two year MArch with Urban Planning Part 2 course is unique in the UK, being jointly accredited by both the Architects Registration Board and Royal Town Planning Institute. It will enrich your professional skills, broadening your routes to employment and develop you as new kind of Architect/Planner - a hybrid professional, responsive to the future nature of work in the built environment.

You may apply to our MArch with Urban Planning Part 2 at Year 4 (as an ARB/RIBA Part 1 equivalent graduate), or transfer onto the course having completed Year 4 of our Masters in Architecture.

Please contact Helen O’Connor at to find out more about the course and how you can expand and diversify your career opportunities.

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MArch Degree

Architecture students at the University of Dundee explore a variety of architectural design projects in all levels of the course, which range from simple shelters to the complexity of urban regeneration and takes students to various locations in the UK and abroad.

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Student Experience

We are looking for people with the same imagination, drive and passion for architecture as those of us who teach here at the University of Dundee

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Studio Culture

At Architecture, University of Dundee we have a strong studio culture based in our excellent studios and a teaching programme which embeds design studio at the heart of all teaching.

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What our External Examiner said

"Over the last 3 years I have been very impressed with this school. I think the range of teachers bring an enormous commitment, wealth Of knowledge and creative focus that shape this school's unique position in the wider offer of architectural education in the UK." Stephen Taylor (Stephen Taylor architects)

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Our Research

Research in the built environment focuses on space, and the myriad architectural praxes that shape it and give it its qualities, structures, and uses. Research is currently focused around two inter-related themes

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Space for Practice


Architecture students involved in live design projects

Architecture students from the Scott Sutherland School of Architecture, Aberdeen, the Mackintosh School of Architecture, Glasgow, and the Department of Architecture, Dundee, gathered together last week with invited guests from practice, academia and local communities to present proposals for their live design projects. Each architecture department had developed a community-based live project which responds to a real, specific design problem needing to be solved, and involves local community members in project development.

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