We Are Renowned

We are currently recognised as being among the top five architecture schools in the world (QS World Rankings 2024) and consistently ranked as one of the top schools in the UK.

MSA has gained a reputation for the variety, vitality and quality of work and achievement by our students and alumni. This is reflected in our appraisals by professional bodies like the Architects’ Registration Board (ARB), Royal Institute for British Architects (RIBA) and The Landscape Institute, alongside the number and variety of prizes gained externally.

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We Are Innovative

We are a unique collaboration between Manchester Metropolitan University and The University of Manchester, uniting two schools with more than 100 years’ experience, over 100 experts in their architectural fields and more than 1000 students from over 80 countries in the heart of Manchester.

As an architecture student, you will benefit from the facilities and resources of both institutions such as libraries, computer suites, making and media workshops and much more.

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We Are Engaged

We are located half a mile from Manchester city centre, and are connected to academic and professional practice in Manchester, the North West and internationally, providing opportunities for collaboration.

Our city is a showcase of architectural and landscape history as well as contemporary urban regeneration, much of which has been designed with the involvement of our graduates. There are also thriving arts and culture, music and sporting scenes within our dynamic city.

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