University of dundee architecture

By | 19th May 2017

University of dundee architecture

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We educate resourceful and adaptable architects who are able to respond creatively to the demands of a complex and changing environment.

Architecture MArch (Hons)

  • For Entry: September
  • Duration: 5 years
  • School: Social Sciences
  • Study Abroad: Yes
  • Study Mode: Full Time

Postgraduate Architecture Research Interests


The School has three primary concerns:

  • The creation of responsive and sustainable architecture one where beauty and meaning are expressed through a clear understanding of the means by which it is made and functions, serving the needs of individuals and expressing the cultural aspirations of society.
  • The School’s teaching of construction, structures, material grammar and environmental design are regarded as central to, and inseparable from, design teaching.
  • The act of imagination which transforms the functional and material elements in architecture such that it may be discussed as communicable art.

These concerns are not prescriptive but they are an important part of our shared culture of “creative realism” in which the student is encouraged to find his or her own personal position.

We have excellent studio, workshop and IT facilities, offering you a lively, creative environment for study


Student society

We have an established student society ADAS (Association of Dundee Architectural Students) which is organised solely by the students and organises an extensive series of visiting lecturers from throughout the world.


Independent visits

By Level 5 students have reached a stage where they are encouraged to develop their own research question within a specialist unit. This can result in independent visits by students to a variety of locations around the world. In recent years students have travelled to a variety of locations in Europe, to New York, Egypt, Mexico, Greek Islands and also the Orkney Islands.

University of dundee architecture

The following are the minimum, up-to-date entry requirements.

You’ll need to submit a digital portfolio. We’ll send you an email with details of how to do this once you’ve applied.

Courses starting 2017
Qualification Level 1 Entry (RIBA Part 1) Level 4 Entry (RIBA Part 2)
SQA Higher/Advanced Higher BBBB (minimum) – AABB (typical) at Higher including a literary subject, plus mathematics or physics (Standard Grade at 3 or National 5/Intermediate2 at C)
GCE A-Level BCC (minimum) – BBB (typical) including a literary subject at GCSE, plus GCSE mathematics or physics at C
Irish Leaving Certificate (ILC) AABB including a literary subject at Higher Level, plus Ordinary Level mathematics or physics at C
International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma 30 points at Higher Level grades 5, 5, 5 to include a literary subject, plus Standard Level mathematics or physics at 4.
A combination of IB Certificate plus other qualifications, such as A-Levels, Advanced Placement Tests or the International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme (IBCP), will also be considered.
Graduate Entry

University of dundee architecture

Applicants seeking entry to Level 4 (RIBA Part 2) with a good degree and exemption from RIBA Part 1 will be required to make a formal application through UCAS by 15 January of the year they wish to enter. The selection process requires a digital portfolio as with Level 1 entry.
BTEC A relevant BTEC Extended Diploma with DDM
SQA Higher National (HNC/HND) A relevant HNC with grade B in the Graded Unit
Scottish Baccalaureate Pass with CC at Advanced Higher
SWAP Access
Advanced Diploma Grade B with ASL-A Level at B
Welsh Baccalaureate Pass with A Levels at BB
European Baccalaureate
Other Qualifications

The fees you pay will depend on your fee status. Your fee status is determined by us using the information you provide on your application.

Fees for students starting 2017/18

Fee category Fees for students starting 2017/18
Scottish and EU students £1,820 per year of study (for Sept 2016 entry). Fees for September 2017 will be confirmed by the Scottish Government in early 2017.
Rest of UK students £9,250 per year of study. See our scholarships for rest of UK applicants.
Overseas students (non-EU) £14,950 per year of study. See our scholarships for international applicants.