Our MArch architecture programme is validated by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). The award is also prescribed by the Architects’ Registration Board (ARB) as giving exemption from Part 2 of their professional examinations.
Graduates from the MArch programme can take the ARB/RIBA Part 3 examination after amassing a minimum of 24 months’ recorded office-based work experience, 12 months of which must be in the UK.Our degree programme
This is a two-year (known as Stage 4 and Stage 5) full-time undergraduate professional programme focused on architectural design. It forms the second part of the UK’s traditional five-year continuum of professional undergraduate education in architecture. For graduates with the required exemptions from professional examinations, this leads toward registration in the UK as an ‘Architect’.
You study modules covering design, technology, employability and cultural context. These place a prominent focus on your design skills, while also developing your understanding of sustainability, critical thinking and professional practice.
Teaching is delivered through a unit system and generally involves a hypothetical design project. You work with a mix of Stage 4 and 5 students and learn through an iterative process, facilitated by seminars, tutorials and peer-to-peer learning. Additional lecture and seminar modules cover technology, cultural context, dissertation and employability.Term abroad
You have the chance to take a work placement or study abroad for a term in your second year. Previous study destinations have included:
- Virginia Tech (US)
- École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture et de Paysage de Lille.
Our open-plan studios are at the creative heart of our teaching. It’s a place where our students can work on projects, share ideas and inspire each other.
The hi-tech Digital Crit space provides a more formal environment for sharing work and getting feedback. It is also used to present finished work in a group environment.
Overall, our facilities include:
- modern design workshops
- dedicated model workshops
- laser-cutting facilities
- computer studio and labs
- Digital Crit spaces for presenting designs, including uTouch HD screens
- an excellent library collection of books, journals and electronic resources.
Many of our students like to join the Kent Architectural Student Association (KASA). It is run by students and in previous years has organised:
- social events
- design competitions
- talks from experts in architecture, graphic design, product design and art.
Kent School of Architecture also puts on special events that you are welcome to attend. These may include:
- open lectures
- research seminars
- conferences and symposia.
Kent School of Architecture has a wide professional network and invites guest speakers from inspirational practices such as:
- Carl Turner Architects
- Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners
- Guy Hollaway Architects.