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Special Features

  • This course is jointly accredited by Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) and the University of Manchester (UoM) with cross-disciplinary connections between the Manchester School of Architecture, the School of Environment and Development (UoM) and Manchester Institute for Research and Innovation in Art and Design (MMU). 
  • This is an internationally based course that actively disseminates students’ thesis work through conferences, exhibitions, competitions and publications.


1 year (full-time)
2 years (part-time)

Course Content

Through this course you will begin to engage directly with a chosen research subject area, gather data and formulate an original approach in your practice. You will synthesise your project culminating in the production of a leading-edge proposition until you present and contextualise your thesis. This internationally based course actively disseminates students’ thesis work through conferences, exhibitions, competitions and publication.

This course can be considered as partially meeting the requirements for recognition at Part 2 level (RIBA/ARB) through APEL provisions applied to individual graduates. The course is jointly accredited with the University of Manchester.


Self, peer and tutor-based assessment methods.

You can find further details about the curriculum in the Programme Specification Document

Entry Requirements

You will normally have at least an upper second class undergraduate UK honours degree (or international equivalent) in a related field. Alternatively, you may be admitted if you have proven experience in a relevant field.
Students are required to provide a portfolio (digital or hard copy) as part of the application process.

How to Apply

Please apply directly to MMU using our Application Form.

Download Application Form

Fees (2017 Entry)

Fees for this course have yet to be confirmed and will be updated shortly.

Eligible alumni receive a 20% discount on their postgraduate tuition fees. Find out more about our Alumni Loyalty Discount.

Also see Postgraduate funding and financial support.


If you require any further information about this course please use our Course Enquiry Form.