Course OverviewOur Master's degree in Architecture addresses key global problems that deeply impact society. Our future-facing Part 2 programme engages directly with clients, key stakeholders and policy-makers. Lancaster University is ranked as one of the top universities in the UK. Building on our institutional reputation for excellence in teaching and research, the new Master of Architecture programme (MArch) is structured to provide you with the ability and agility to adapt to our constantly changing workplaces.
You will develop advanced digital skills to enable the production and fabrication of ideas including advanced Parametric, GIS and BIM techniques, alongside relevant presentation skills supported through dedicated IT facilities.
Professionalism in practice is developed through casework, contextual studies and work placements, which enables you to develop a deep market understanding of the future direction of the profession.
Design studio is the core activity; a collaborative community of academics, practitioners and students all engaged collectively in the pursuit of architectural design and research excellence. You will work with some of UK’s leading designers, architects, academics and researchers in a collaborative atmosphere that strives towards positive social, economic, technological and environmental change.
You will have the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge that will enable you to be agile and ethical in your practice, and ready to meet the challenges posed by contemporary global problems such as climate emergency, work force automation, data security and the ageing population.
Our aim is to produce research specialist architecture graduates who are highly valued in their place of work and indispensable within design, fabrication and construction teams through their forward-thinking technological knowledge, and their skills in application and innovation.
Lancaster University School of Architecture
The Lancaster School of Architecture is a new and exploratory school. As an affiliate of ImaginationLancaster, the globally recognised design-led research lab at Lancaster University, we conduct interdisciplinary design and architecture research into current and future challenges facing cities, communities, factories, workplaces and homes.
ImaginationLancaster’s critical mass of diverse, internationally acclaimed researchers work together in an open culture delivering new knowledge and concepts for places, processes, technologies buildings and policies. With partnerships across multiple sectors and industries, ImaginationLancaster’s rigorous and unique approach facilitates innovation and provides fresh perspectives on real world issues. It is our intention that as a new School of Architecture, our design and research will contribute to a healthier, more prosperous and sustainable world.
Our forthcoming studio design project themes include:
- Parametric and Generative Architecture
- The Climate Crisis
- Arts and Crafts in Architecture
- Adaptive Biomimetic Facades
- Policy and Community
As well as an individual working space in our studios, you'll use our workshops which provide facilities for model-making at various scales, encompassing hand tools and digital fabrication equipment including 3D printers and laser cutters. Digital facilities will include laser scanning, visualisation equipment and large-scale printing, as well as access to the full Adobe Creative Suite and other specialist software.
“At Lancaster School of Architecture, we are striving to be different: the profession of architecture is undergoing more changes, and at a faster rate, than any period since the 1950s. To respond to these changes, we need to be agile, flexible and responsive, something that is far easier for us to do as a new school, without a legacy of set ways of doing things. The future practitioner will need to be highly research-literate to respond to external drivers of change such as the global climate crisis, social/ethical concerns, and the digital economy. As an architecture school embedded in a research-intensive university like Lancaster, we will help you develop the research skills that, combined with an inquiring and creative spirit, you will need to help lead our profession into the future.”
Head of Architecture, M.Arch Course Leader
Lancaster University is seeking prescription of the Master of Architecture course Part II programme by the ARB in 2021 and validation by the RIBA for its inaugural graduating cohort.
Masters of Architecture – Apprenticeship L7
We intend to launch a new Apprenticeship soon. Please register your details with us to be sent updates.