Architecture MArch (Hons)

Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design

Study in our dedicated Architecture studios in the UK's only UNESCO City of Design on this integrated Masters course.

Date of entry

September 2024

Start date
September 2024
5 years
Dundee City Campus

Dundee is an ideal location to study architecture due to its creative reputation and ambitious city regeneration.

You will gain essential knowledge and skills in design, communications, architectural history and theory, and sustainable technology.

As we are part of the University's art school, you will benefit from excellent facilities and workshops, a highly creative atmosphere, and our vibrant studio culture. Design tutorials and the majority of learning takes place in the architecture studio.

You’ll be encouraged to work in a ‘hands-on’ way developing and testing your ideas through manual and digital drawings, models and prototypes.

You’ll work in small studio groups and on a one-to-one basis with experienced tutors, who are usually registered architects, providing a supportive learning environment.

You will have the opportunity to join study visits and exchanges, experiencing world class architecture. Since 2018 our students have had opportunities to work, study or compete in Edinburgh, Hannover, London, Mainz, Paris, Shanghai, Sydney, Tongi, Venice, Vicenza, and Wuhan.

To qualify as an architect in the UK you will study for five years and then complete 24 months of practical training in an architectural practice.

Our students typically split this in to:

  • three years of academic study (ARB/RIBA Part 1)
  • a year in practice
  • two years of academic study (ARB/RIBA Part 2)
  • a further period in practice

If you need a Student visa to study with us, you would need to complete your 24 months in practice after your five years of academic study. You would need to apply for an additional visa at the end of the course. 

“The studios are something that separates Dundee from the rest, it does more than just give you a desk to sit at, it creates a learning environment that you can discuss design ideas with students older and younger. It helps bring the course together as a whole.”

Ross Cochrane, Architecture student

Professional accreditation

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This course is prescribed by the Architects Registration Board (ARB), validated by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), and is also validated and recognised by the Malaysian Board of Architects (LAM) for Parts 1 and 2

ARB/RIBA Part 2 courses

If you have studied an Architecture BA (Part 1) degree at another university, you can change to Dundee for Part 2


3rd in Scotland for Architecture

Guardian University Guide 2023

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