Advanced Architectural Design (ARB and RIBA Part 2)

University of Strathclyde


Year 1
This year is centred on consolidating your architectural design skills. You’ll also be introduced to the idea of architecture as a responsive solution to fundamental social issues. You’ll choose an area of personal interest that you’ll research for your dissertation.

Year 2
You’ll undertake an architectural project. This requires you to take a viewpoint on contemporary architectural issues and choose a theme that reflects your own interests and creative ambitions. As well as studio-based activities you’ll follow your chosen theme through project work and optional classes. You’ll also attend a taught course in professional studies and a series of guest lectures.

Study trips provide opportunities for intensive examinations of the culture and built fabric in a variety of urban and rural locations both in the UK and overseas. Recent trips include Barcelona, Rome, Paris and Venice and the less familiar Gdansk, Toledo and Monte Caruso.

You can exit at the end of 21 months with a PgDip.

Entry Requirements

A first or second-class Honours degree in Architecture from a UK/EU university. An academic portfolio will be required containing all relevant design work from your previous course of study.

Start Date



Postgraduate Master's



Study Method

Full time

Course Length

24 months


Faculty of Engineering



SCQF Level


Career Area


Career Sectors


Building Technology and Management

Civil and Structural Engineering

Construction Crafts

Landscape Architecture

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