Part art, part science - and completely fulfilling. Our cutting edge degree course in Architecture provides you with a comprehensive grounding in design, theory, history and building technology, whilst embracing conservation, sustainability and environmental issues. You’ll get the opportunity to compare and contrast Lancastrian architecture and urban form with national and international examples on our overseas visits. This course was recently validated by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA); we were particularly commended for our enviable facilities, as well as our focus on student experience, studio culture, support and employability. The Master of Architecture (MArch) course focuses on design innovation and current theories of architecture and urbanism to challenge your thinking and prepare you for practice. The studios, workshops and CAD suites at UCLan are among the UK’s best and you will receive regular one-to-one tutorial support from a team who are leading thinkers and practitioners in their field. In addition, opportunities for international study and lively discussion with a variety of visiting speakers will enrich your experience and inspire your creativity. If you wish to progress to a professional qualification you’ll need to spend two years working in architectural practice or related field of work. This work experience can be undertaken at any time prior to taking the RIBA Part 3 examination. Usually students spend their fourth year in practice but you can if you wish progress directly onto the master's after gaining an appropriate undergraduate degree. Working abroad is recognised by the ARB, but 12 months of the required work experience need to be undertaken within the EU. Once validated, completion of the master’s course in Architecture aims to prepare you for exemption from the RIBA Part 2 examination and for access to the next stage in your career in professional practice.